Monthly Archives: October 2006

Eugene “Gene” Elrod

Posted on October 23, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eugene “Gene” Elrod, 83, of Lapeer, Mich., passed away Oct. 10, 2006.
Elrod was born Jan. 22, 1923, in White County, to William True and Laura Martin Elrod.
He was a proud, decorated World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and served as an elder at the Lapeer Church of Christ for more than 15 years. Elrod enjoyed upholstering, fine furniture finishing for 30 years, gardening, fishing, hunting, and golf. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. The family said he never met a stranger. Everyone who came to his home had to stay for a meal. He … CONTINUED


Billie Ermon Clark

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

Billie Ermon Clark, 70, passed away Oct. 5, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Clark was born July 18, 1936, in White County, to Herman Clark and Eliza Bitha Winnett Clark.
He was a retired carpenter and served in the Tennessee National Guard.
Clark was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Andrew and Ed Clark; and two sisters, Mertie and Jewell Clark.
Survivors include four daughters, Alice Wilcox and Chuck Talbot, Deborah West and husband John, Pat Simpson and husband Arthur and Shelby Burns, all of Sparta; one son, Bruce Clark, of Sparta; special friend, Helen Groce, of Cookeville; mother of his children, Mollie Clark; four sisters, … CONTINUED


Fall sports update

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

Tammy Wilhite


WCHS soccer defeats DeKalb to guarantee winning season

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

Tammy Wilhite


Willie Katherine Moore Davis

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

Willie Katherine Moore Davis, 95, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2006.
Davis was born Sept. 28, 1911, in White County, to Luther Moore and Mary Katherine Broyles Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Oscar Madison ‘Matt’ Davis.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Davis Birdwell, of Cookeville; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Nelson ‘Bob’ and Wanda Davis, of Baxter; five grandchildren, Diane Ragland and husband Larry, Pam Manus and husband Monte, Michael Birdwell and wife Tammy, Brenda Birdwell, Annette Fuqua and husband Roger; six great-grandchildren, Hillary Getsey and husband Matthew, Mark Manus and wife Amber, Venessa Irwin and husband John, … CONTINUED


Self Storage business keeping White County de-cluttered

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

Missy Jones
One year ago Wes and Shirley Klennon bought One Eleven Self Storage and Spring Street Self
Storage, and the business is growing with leaps and bounds.
Between the two locations they have 208 storage units and are in process of adding 95 more units.
The goal is to eventually have 350 total units between the two locations.
The current unit sizes range from 5×10 to 10×20, but they are planning to add 12×20 units to the One Eleven location in the next few months. Plans are also underway to add 12×30 units next spring.
Monthly rates range from $25 to $95 depending on the size of … CONTINUED


“Joey” Joseph Thomas Goff

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

“Joey” Joseph Thomas Goff, 44, of Magee, passed away Sept. 14, 2006, at his residence.
Goff was born Feb. 9, 1962, in Detroit, to Taylor M. Goff Sr. and Annie R. Goff, of Magee.
He had been self-employed in the construction business. Goff loved people, music, poetry, and he never met a stranger. He lived with many battles and illnesses for which God spared his life for 44 years.
Goff was preceded in death by his father and a special friend known only in his heart.
Survivors include mother; one brother, Taylor M. Goff Jr., of Pearl; six sisters, Rita White, Pamela White, both of Mt. Olive; Pat … CONTINUED


Volleyball picks up big senior night victory; Soccer falls to Oakland

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

Tammy Wilhite


Dorothy Mercile Lewis

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

Dorothy Mercile Lewis, 80, passed away Sept. 20, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Lewis was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Cumberland County, to Arthur and Maude Crawford Watley.
Her enjoyments in life were family, friends, and foster children. She was a longtime member of Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church.
Lewis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer S. Lewis; son, Basil Lewis; seven sisters, Lillie Page, Rose Parks, Louise Rogers, Virginia Wong, Juanita Brown, Linda Wong and Alma Wilson; three brothers, William Henry Watley, Benny Watley and Edwin Watley; and two grandchildren, Kevin Lewis and the infant son of Nelson and Virginia Lewis.
Survivors include … CONTINUED


Warriorette soccer team ends District 7AAA drought

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

Tammy Wilhite


T.J. Holeman

Posted on October 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

T.J. Holeman, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 29, 2006, at his residence.
Holeman was June 29, 1931, in White County, to E.G. and Maude Reels Holeman.
He had worked as a laborer at White County Farmers Co-op for many years.
Holeman was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Pauline Cunningham, Ruby Randolph, and Jenny Louise Holeman; two brothers, John Thomas Holeman and Bill Lacky; and one daughter, Susan Cruise.
Survivors include wife, Jennie L Holeman; one daughter, Linda Cruise Carter; six sons, Jessie D. Cruise, Danny Holeman, Thomas Holeman, Ronnie Holeman, Anthony Holeman, all of Sparta and Steve Holeman, of Nashville; one special sister, Bonnie … CONTINUED


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