Monthly Archives: August 2006

Rotary Club Golf Tourney held Saturday

Posted on August 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report


Ophie Lee Whitaker

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

Ophie Lee Whitaker, 97, passed away Aug. 4, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Whitaker was born Feb. 20, 1909, in Putnam County, to William Harrison and Maggie Bussell Long.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Joyce Whitaker, of Sparta; four grandchildren and spouses, Roy and Anna Whitaker Jr., of Georgia, Ron and Caitlin Whitaker, of Utah, Michael Whitaker, of Texas, and Thom and Dawn Whitaker, of Cookeville; and eight great-grandchildren, Trey Whitaker, Clyde Whitaker, Heidi Whitaker, Jack Whitaker, Eric Whitaker, Brandon Whitaker, Tommy Whitaker and Ashley Whitaker.
Services were 10 a.m., Aug. 5, 2006, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oak … CONTINUED


In-Home assisted living now offered in White County

Posted on August 9, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Retire at Home Senior Care is the latest alternative to nursing and retirement homes to be available in Sparta.
The company is owned by Jane and Almont (Porky) Mitchell, and managed and operated by their daughter Ayse Mitchell and her husband Chris Benson.
The family decided to start the business based in the fact that eighty percent of all middle aged people have at least one living parent they are providing care for.
“Caring for an elderly parent can cause stress, exhaustion and damage to family relationships,
so we come in to relieve the family and help out,” said Ayse.
“There are so many elderly people … CONTINUED


Edgar Lee “Tookie” Sanders

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

Edgar Lee “Tookie” Sanders, 89, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 2, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.
Sanders was born Feb. 9, 1917, to Robert Hatten and Clara Graham Sanders.
Sanders was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Katherine Pyburn Sanders; brothers, Ezra, Corbin, and Grady Sanders; and sisters, Ethel Griffith, Mamie Layne, and Hallie Frost.
Survivors include wife, Doris Cyr Sanders, of Sparta; stepdaughter, Paula Shearer, of Old Hickory; stepsons, Larry Cyr, of Henderson, and Don Cyr, of Nashville; six step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Sanders was a veteran of World War II and a member of Findlay Church of Christ.
Services … CONTINUED


Football practice officially heats up

Posted on August 4, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Geneva Swift Cope

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

Geneva Swift Cope, 82, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 1, 2006, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Cope was born May 25, 1924, in White County, to James Gaines and Notie Swift.
Cope was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elise Nelson and Betty Lowery; and two brothers, Carl Swift and Clyde Swift.
Survivors include her husband, Haskell Ray Cope, of Sparta; two daughters, Deborah Mills and Lisa Renee Boyd, both of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Thelma Swift, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Tammy Mills Radford, of Sparta, and Jessica Boyd Greer, of Manhattan, Kan.; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m., Aug. … CONTINUED


High Rollers can’t be beaten when it comes to hair

Posted on August 1, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Most people don’t want to take a chance when it comes to their hair, and that is why High Rollers Hair Salon offers the latest in techniques and styles.
Sheila Murphy and Tina Turner opened High Rollers in June 2006.
The two ladies met while working together in the same salon.
“We decided to open our own salon because we wanted to work for ourselves,” said Turner.
Turner and Murphy are “opposites,” and coming up with a name for their new business proved to be interesting.
Turner, a spiritual church-goer had always wanted to name a salon Holy Rollers.
Murphy, on the other hand, prefers to … CONTINUED


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