Monthly Archives: September 2006

Warriors head to Hixson looking for revenge

Posted on September 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Ronald Wayne “Ron” Cash

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

Ronald Wayne “Ron” Cash, 59, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2006, at his residence.
Cash was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to Grady O’Dell Cash and Lois Louise Thompson Cash.
He had been the owner and operator of The Appliance Doctor Co. He had also served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.
Cash was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Cash.
Survivors include one daughter, Leanne Havener and husband, Todd, of Sparta; son, Jason Cash and fiancée, Kayla Holman, of Sparta; grandson, Cameron Havener, of Sparta; brother, Steve Cash and wife, Carol, of Cookeville; sister, Cheryl Harvey, of Cookeville; special friend, … Read More


Making pizza the old fashioned way

Posted on September 26, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
If homemade, freshly-made dough and slow simmered sauce sounds like the beginning of an excellent pizza, Biggies is the place to go.
“We don’t just make pizza, we create one,” said owner Spud Goodin. “We want to make sure the quality is there.”
Biggies specializes in fresh, homemade ingredients to create the best pizza and pasta selections available. They offer more than just pizza, with dinner specials like chicken parmesan, stuffed shells, baked ziti, and spaghetti also available and made fresh to order.
Dinners come with a house salad and two garlic knots. Fresh rolls and subs are also on the menu and include calzones and … Read More


Vera Christine Spakes

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

Vera Christine Spakes Denton, 78, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 20, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Denton was born May 31, 1928, in White County, to Ed Spakes and Nell Foster Spakes.
She had been retired as a storeowner.
Denton was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Moore Denton, of Quebeck; one daughter, Linda Denton, of Quebeck; one sister-in-law, Irene Spakes, of Sparta; and several nieces, cousins, and friends.
Services were 11 a.m., Sept. 22, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Jericho Cemetery. Robert Burton officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ceremony honors major league doubles leader

Posted on September 22, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Lucille Angel Gore

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

Lucille Angel Gore, 83, passed away Sept. 16, 2006, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Gore was a resident of Woodbury and formerly of Sparta.
Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Gore, of Woodbury; one daughter-in-law, Judy Gore, of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Angel Gore Reeves and Chuck Gore, both of Lebanon; five great-grandchildren, Megan Reeves, Mason Reeves, Nicholas Reeves, Austen Gore, and Abbey Gore, all of Lebanon.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Sept. 19, 2006, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in the Highland Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Cloyd found greener grass on the other side of a fence

Posted on September 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Cloyd Fencing has been serving the fencing needs of White county six years and offers the latest in fencing products and technology including wood, ornamental, chain link, and farm fencing, and hydraulic post setting equipment.
Mike Cloyd decided to try his hand at fencing six years ago because he was tired of working third shift at a factory, and he had been raised on a farm and has a love for the great outdoors.
“My wife’s dad used to fence, but he did it the hard way,” said Cloyd.
“I was looking for a career change and decided to give it a try.”
The first year … Read More


Wayne Bandy

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

Wayne Bandy, 58, passed away Sept. 13, 2006, at his residence.
Bandy was born June 6, 1948, in Jackson County, to James Edgar and Bertha Stockton Bandy.
Bandy had been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Cookeville Lodge #10 and a member of Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church. He had worked as assistant director of public works for City of Cookeville 10 years and as a Cookeville policeman 27 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Bandy; one nephew, James Lee Bandy; and sister-in-law, Joyce Bandy.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Helen Clark Bandy, of Cookeville; one son, Michael Clinton … Read More


Checking in with WCHS soccer, golf and volleyball

Posted on September 15, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Jonathan Spakes

Posted on September 14, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jonathan Spakes, 21, passed away Sept. 11, 2006, in an automobile accident, in Baltimore, Md.
He is the son of Beverly Wilson and husband Don Wilson, of Sparta, and Charles Spakes and wife Cindy Spakes, of Doyle; Other survivors include: one brother, Joshua Spakes, of Sparta; two sisters, Karen Brandenburg and Ann Ake, both of Sparta; and grandmother, Wenonah Copeland, of Sparta.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sept. 15, 2006, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with services at 7 p.m. A private burial will take place at Highland Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Milton Mitchell
1927-2006
John Milton Mitchell, 79, passed … Read More


Scrubs For All opens in Sparta

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

Missy Jones
Medical personnel no longer have to go elsewhere to buy uniforms and accessories because Scrubs For All has recently opened downtown and has the latest selections designed especially for those in the medical field.
Scrubs For All carries name brand scrubs including Landau, Cherokee, Barco, Natural Uniforms, Expo and more. They sell scrubs and accessories including socks, shoes and undergarments. The new business has a complete line of Ultra-Lite shoes, and they also have a line of professional equipment including stethoscope and blood cuffs.
Scrubs For All also has a location in Cookeville, and they are hoping to expand and open a few more stores.
Owner … Read More


R.T. Holman

Posted on September 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

R.T. Holman, 79, passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at Life Care Center in Sparta.
Holman was born Sept. 20, 1926, in White County, to Jimmie and Monerva Bryant Holman.
He had been a feed mill worker.
Holman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Tucker and husband Ron, of Hixson; three brothers, Clay Holman and wife Peggy, of Sparta, Ray Holman and wife Norma, of Sparta and Charles Holman and wife Shirley, of Walling; two sisters, Wilma Bennett and husband Manuel and Rachel Mabe, all of Sparta; one step-daughter, Hattie Kleisley, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Kimberly Hendricks and Lisa Rapier; and four step-grandchildren.… Read More


WCMS football falls to Tullahoma 38-20

Posted on September 8, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Nina Barnes Kendall

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

Nina Barnes Kendall, 71, passed away Aug. 26, 2006.
Kendall was born May 15, 1935, to Otha Cecil Barnes and Emma Lou Taylor Barnes.
She was remembered for her wit and sense of humor even in the face of tragedy. She suffered many illnesses during her life but miraculously managed to persevere and never lost interest in living. She will always be an inspiration to those who knew her.
Kendall was preceded in death by her parents and grandfather, Jourdon Jefferson Barnes.
Survivors include four children, Rhonda Sparks Dunn, of Dallas, Gregory Layne Sparks Sr., of Vicksburg, Miss., Sue Sparks Worline, of Allen, Texas, and Emmala Sparks Henry, … Read More


Photographer offers a birds-eye view

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

Missy Jones
Professional photographer Tom Smith is more than just another shutterbug as he takes pictures while piloting a plane 1,000 feet in the air.
Smith has always loved to fly planes and is a flight instructor. A few years ago, he decided to couple his talent and love for flying with taking photographs, and he created an unusual and exciting way to make a living. Tennessee Aerial Photos is the name of Smith’s business
“I have two major clients,” said Smith, “real estate agents and construction companies.”
The companies hire Smith to take overhead shots of properties in which they are interested for selling or building purposes. … Read More


Clay Hickey

Posted on September 5, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clay Hickey, 83, passed away Aug. 30, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hickey was born June 29, 1923, in Putnam County, to Elijah Joshua Hickey and Hautie Caroline Foster Hickey.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and worked as a logger for many years.
Hickey was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Caroline Hickey, of Scottsboro, Ala. and Clada Ruth Cole, of Sparta; one son, James Arnold Hickey, of Sparta; one brother, Leslie Pleasant Hickey, of Fall Creek Falls; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were 11 a.m., Sept. 2, 2006, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial … Read More


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