Monthly Archives: December 2006

Daisy Bell Jones Young

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

Daisy Bell Jones Young, 84, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 20, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Young was born Dec. 8, 1922, in White County, to E.S. Jones and Fannie Kirby Jones.
She had been a homemaker.
Young was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dibrell Lee Young.
Survivors include seven sons, Paul Young and his wife Jessie, Dibrell Young Jr. and his wife Rita, Johnny Young and his wife Carolyn, Jerry Young, James Cecil Young and his wife Darlene, Lloyd Young and his wife Sandra and Lyle Eugene “Ricky” Young and his wife Alice, all of Sparta; eight daughters, Clara Mae Thompson, of … CONTINUED


Billy David Hicks

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

Billy David Hicks, 68, of Old Hickory, passed away Dec. 22, 2006, at his residence.
Hicks was born in White County, to Ike and Opal Franklin Hicks.
Hicks was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jimmie Hicks.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hicks; two sons, David Wayne Hicks, of Old Hickory, and Jeffrey Michael Hicks and his wife Jamie, of Lavergne; one granddaughter, Isabelle Grace Hicks, of Lavergne; one sister, Dorothy Smith, of Soddy Daisy; and four nieces and nephews, Bruce Hicks, Robin Hicks, Linda Hicks and Monica Brewington, all of Sparta.
Services will be 11 a.m., Dec. 27, 2006, at Hermitage Funeral Home, with … CONTINUED


Warriors dominate on way to Midsouth Classic title

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

Tammy Wilhite


Rural Development lends a hand

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

Matt Elder
Jerry and Michele Hall, new residents of White County, have a home thanks to United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
Through a generous loan, the Halls have a new house for Christmas. The family moved from Lennon, Mich., because of the increasing prices of the city and scarcity of house availability. Real estate had decreased in the town where they had previously lived causing the Halls to look for a new life elsewhere.
Finding a reasonable price for a livable place was important. Jerry, disabled, and Michele, a housewife, did not have enough financially to invest in a home. The Halls decided to get help … CONTINUED


Two killed in separate crashes

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

Jody Sliger
A 72-year-old Sparta man lost his life in a motor vehicle crash that shut down McMinnville Highway for several hours early Tuesday morning.
According to Trooper David Slatton, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Malcolm D. Price, of Sparta, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway, near Sparta National Guard Armory, when he crossed the centerline of the roadway into the path of a 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., Dec. 19, 2006.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene from Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, White County Emergency Medical Services, Sparta Fire Department, White County volunteer fire departments, White County Sheriff Department, as well as Tennessee Highway … CONTINUED


Awards handed out to Warrior football team

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

Tammy Wilhite


Drug dog welcomed Christmas gift for sheriff department

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Her appearance can be deceiving as to the future plans for an 8-week-old Labrador retriever who will become the newest member of the White County Sheriff Department K-9 unit.
Cocoa, who is full of energy and still has the playful spirit of a young puppy, will officially be trained in the next few months to sniff out some of the deadliest drugs known to law enforcement.
According to Sgt. Charlie Sims, a White County family who wishes to remain anonymous donated the dark-colored canine. Sims said he and the entire sheriff department is grateful to these individuals because their generosity helped curtail the expense associated … CONTINUED


Helen L. Foutch

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

Helen L. Foutch, 69, of McMinnville, passed away Dec. 15, 2006, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
She had been a member of Forest Park Baptist Church.
Foutch was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Audrey Idell Clark Gooch, and one brother, Gary M. Gooch.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy and husband Doug West, of McMinnville, Darlene Oleary, of McMinnville, and Lisa and husband Daryl Pritchett, of Smyrna; two sons, Joey and wife Lisa Foutch, of Tullahoma, and Stephen and wife Julia Foutch, of Sparta; one sister, Diannia Barnes and husband Danny, of McMinnville; three brothers, Bill Gooch, of Nashville, Lester Gooch Jr. and wife Ruby, … CONTINUED


Earl C. Gooch

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

Earl C. Gooch, 90, of Morgan County, passed away Dec. 17, 2006.
Gooch was born Sept. 9, 1916, in White County, to E.E. and Gurnia Gooch.
He had been a founding member of Oak Grove Church and had worked several years with Morgan County Fair Association, Morgan County Farm Bureau and was a member of the board of directors for the Morgan County Co-op.
He had also been a member of the ACSC of Morgan County.
He had retired after 43 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
Gooch was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Driver; four brothers, Sidney, Audrey, Jim and Arthur; one infant son, … CONTINUED


Josie P. Warren

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

Josie P. Warren, 90, of McMinnville, passed away Dec. 19, 2006, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville.
Warren was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Warren County, to John Thomas McGregor and Mollie Martin.
She had been a homemaker.
Warren was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Warren and one son, Sonny Warren.
Survivors include four daughters, Melba McBride, of Tullahoma, Janis and her husband Jimmy Mason, of Quebeck, Kay and her husband Richard Hobbs, of McMinnville, and Queita and her husband Sonny Roberts, of McMinnville; 11 grandchildren, Pam Hodges, of Tullahoma, Debbie Ragan, of Missouri, Melanie Holt, of Tullahoma, Bryon Mason, of Gallatin, Janet Kirby, of Sparta, … CONTINUED


Malcolm David Price

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

Malcolm David Price, 72, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Price was born June 30, 1934, in Coffee County, to Martin and Mattie Lee Dodson Price.
He had worked for the State of Tennessee and had been in the National Guard.
Price was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Price.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Joyce Slatten Price; one daughter, Judy Lockhart, of Sparta; and two nephews, John and Danny Price, both of Sparta.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m., Dec. 21, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m., Dec. 22, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial … CONTINUED


Bobby Clarence Cash

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

Bobby Clarence Cash, 81, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 18, 2006, at Memorial Healthcare Systems of Chattanooga.
Cash was born Sept. 13, 1925, in White County, to James Edmond and Skyoda McCulley Cash.
He had worked at Sparta Vocational.
Cash was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Jim and Hershell Cash; five sisters, Lelar Isom, Minnie Martin, Clarsie Deering, Mertie Selby and Lula Belle Cash; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Ann Cash.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice B. Cash; one daughter, Joyce Dodson and husband Merrell, of Sparta; one son, Bobby Glynn Cash and wife Linda, of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Glynn Travis Cash and wife Ruby, of Pleasant … CONTINUED


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