Monthly Archives: July 2006

Edwin R. (Buddy) Dunham

Posted on July 31, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edwin R. “Buddy” Dunham, 65, passed away on July 23, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Durham was born Feb. 11, 1941, in DeKalb County, to Othel Floyd Dunham Sr. and Lillie Pauline Washer Dunham.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Oswald Dunham.
Survivors include his wife Linda Sue Wilson Dunham, of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, James (Jimmy) Edwin and Kim Dunham, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Michelle and Jeff LaFever, of Sparta; two sisters and spouses, Jimmie Faye and Cranston Massey, of Elmwood, and Martha Jane and Jack Lieb, of Nashville; one brother, Othel Floyd Dunham Jr., of Doyle; … Read More


Preseason polls issue challenge for Warriors

Posted on July 28, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Velma Ward Carter

Posted on July 27, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Velma Ward Carter, 92, of Sparta, passed away July 20, 2006.
Carter was born May 18, 1914, in White County, to Isaac ‘Ike’ Ward and Fannie Lou Brown Ward.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Carlen and Linda Cruise Carter, and Billy Ward Carter, all of Sparta; one brother, Charlie Clay Ward, of Sparta; five nieces, Nelouise Geer, of Sparta, Tania Elrod, of Cookeville, Rosie Lorine Catron, of McMinnville, Linda Goner, of Cookeville, and Thelma Jean Davidson, of Sparta; three nephews, Jackie Ward, Weslie Ward, and Walter Ward, Jr., all of Cookeville; and friends, Ray and Mae Conant, of Sparta.
Services were 1 p.m., July 22, 2006, … Read More


RX Home Medical offers comfort and piece of mind

Posted on July 25, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
RX Home Medical sells and rents a full line of home medical equipment to help make the road to recovery a little more pleasant after an illness or surgery.
RX Home Medical offers all types of supplies and equipment including hospital beds, home oxygen, diabetic shoes, tinge units and heat pump therapy, power wheelchairs, power lift-chairs, and much more.
If someone has a special need and RX Home Medical does not have the item in stock, they can order time item and get it quickly.
Heath Griffith, general manager of RX Home Medical, said most insurance companies can be billed, and RX Home Medical also offers … Read More


Joseph Edward Short

Posted on July 24, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joseph Edward Short, 57, of Sparta, passed away on July 17, 2006, at his residence.
Survivors include mother, Pauline Varnell Short, of Sparta, one sister and brother-in-law, Janice Wardlaw and husband Dr. James Wardlaw, of Sparta; nephews and spouses, Chris Bennett, of Savannah, Connor and Jessica Wardlaw, of Nashville, and John Wardlaw, of Sparta; and nieces and spouses, Terry Wardlaw and John Boswell, Lindsay, Madelyn, Jocelyn, and Juliana Wardlaw, all of Sparta.
As we honor Edward’s life, the family would like to ask that we not only remember him today, but that throughout our own personal lives we take the time to give an extra minute of consideration, … Read More


Fall sports teams getting jump on preseason

Posted on July 21, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Shelby E. Conatser

Posted on July 20, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shelby E. Conatser, 67, of Sparta, passed away July 15, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Conatser was born Feb. 7, 1939, to Potter Thomas and Nia Allie Beaty Conatser.
Conatser was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Vella Bachelor and Lola Anderson; and one brother, Kenneth “Peanut” Beaty.
Survivors include wife, Helen Ruth Conatser, of Sparta; five brothers and spouses, Shellie and Elizabeth Conatser, of California, Tommy and Sharon Conatser, of Walling, Hershel and Lola Hall and Buddy and Macie Hall, all of Banner Springs, and Dale and Linda Hall, of Sparta; Five sisters and spouses, Hessie Holland, of Sparta, Nora and Obie Brooks, of … Read More


Donut shop bringing a little bit of ‘Paradise’ to Sparta

Posted on July 18, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
If the smell of fresh baked donuts and pastries is enticing, then Paradise Donuts in West Towne Plaza
is the place to visit.
Every night, trained bakers prepare the pasties from scratch so they are fresh every day. They offer a variety of donuts and pastries including a large selection of cake donuts with sprinkles, coconut, chocolate and regular glaze.
Paradise Donuts also offers fried apple and blueberry pies, Bismarcks, apple fritters, Long Johns, bear claws, fruit squares and cinnamon and glaze twists.
Each day they offer a different selection.
Paradise Donuts is owned and operated by Tom Walczak and Ralph Lewis.
The two are retired … Read More


Jimmy Lawrence Mills

Posted on July 17, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jimmy Lawrence Mills, 67, of Sparta, passed away July 12, 2006, at his residence.
Mills was born Aug. 3, 1938, in White County, to William Ernest and Lilly Modena Howell Mills.
Mills was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife, Wilma Ann Jones Mills, of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, James Ernest and Yvette Mills, of Sparta; two daughters and spouses, Sharon and Lynn Hickey, of Sparta, and Traci and Ray Turner, of Doyle; three brothers and spouses, Clifford and Betty Mills, of Northville, Mich., Harold and Dean Mills, of Sparta, and Herbert and Sabra Mills, of Cookeville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mildred Word, of … Read More


American Legion receives ‘thank you’ from teens

Posted on July 12, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary have once again been a integral part in helping shape the lives of several White County teens as sponsors for the youth to attend an event that provided life-changing experiences.
Each year, White County’s American Legion and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, along with the assistance of Sparta civic organizations, sponsor delegates for Tennessee Volunteer Girls State and Tennessee American Legion Boys State.
Six girls and four boys were the recipients of a weeklong adventure most of them said they will never forget. All 10 experienced a journey into learning about the world of government and citizenship.
Each year, … Read More


Malcolm Leon Norton Sr.

Posted on July 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Malcolm Leon Norton Sr., 72, of Spencer, passed away July 5, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Norton was born Jan. 11, 1934, in Memphis, to Charlie and Geraldean Cool Norton.
Norton was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife, Martha Norton, of Sparta; four children, Leon Norton Jr., of California, Mark Norton, of Texas, Jason Norton, of Spencer, Debbie Norton Lance, of Germany; one sister, Jeanne Hill, of Memphis, and three grandchildren.
Services were 8 a.m., July 8, 2006, at the Love- Cantrell and Cope Spencer Chapel with burial at the Town Cemetery. Tom Farmer officiated.
Love-Cantrell and Cope Spencer Chapel was in charge of


Ivan Lee Creeach

Posted on July 7, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ivan Lee Creeach, 66, of Sparta, passed away July 24, 2006, at his residence.
Creeach was born March 10, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., to David T. and Mary Jane Purcell Creeach.
Creeach worked many years a machinist in the tool and die industry and was a member of the Sparta Masonie Lodge #99.
Survivors include wife, Jeanette Creeach, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Carl Tilger, of Florida; three sons and spouses, Robert and Judy Creeach, of Michigan, Kenneth and Debbie Creeach and Gerald Creeach, both of Florida; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Paul Payne, of Sparta; mother-in-law, Virginia Kozak, of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and … Read More


Elaine Tipton White

Posted on July 6, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elaine Tipton White, 71, of Sparta, passed away July 1, 2006.
Survivors include four sons, Randy Boatman and his wife Patti, Larry ‘Eddie’ Boatman, all of Smyrna, Johnathan Scott Brasfield, Carl Toby Harris, both of Sparta; three daughters, Tammy Jenkins, of Sparta, Laura Archer and her husband Kale, of Houston, Texas, Janet Ashford and her husband Rick, of Bradyville; one sister, Lesa Elkins, of Sparta; two brothers, Willard Tipton, of Garden City, Mich., Jack Tipton, of Montana; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were 2 p.m., July 4, 2006, at McDonald Funeral Home in Centerville.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.


Burtrand Eugene Holloway

Posted on July 3, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Burtrand Eugene Holloway, 92, of Sparta, passed away June 25, 2006, at Wyn Ridge Health Care in Crossville.
Holloway was born Feb. 20, 1914, in White County, to Thomas Burton Holloway and Eva Young Holloway.
He was a minister of the Church of Christ.
Holloway was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marian Lloyd Holloway; two brothers, Joe Holloway, and Howard Young; and two sisters, Eva Marlow, and Ethel Lanier.
Survivors include his daughter, Gail Takes, of Sparta; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were 1 p.m., June 28, 2006, at DeRossett Church of Christ, with burial in Stringtown Cemetery. Bro. Jack Farley, Bro. Robert Burton, … Read More


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