Monthly Archives: January 2007

CareAll making a difference in White County

Posted on January 30, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
CareAll is a home health service that allows homebound patients to have the option of staying in the comfort of their own home and offers a variety of services to benefit those needing special care.
According to Cathy Sliger, R.N., director of patient care services, the White County location provides service to both White and Van Buren counties.
Their qualified staff includes skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapist, social workers and certified nursing assistants.
CareAll accepts Medicare and some private insurance, and all patients need a referral from their physician.
CareAll initially sends out a registered nurse to evaluate patients and see what services they require.… Read More


Fred Myers Hunter

Posted on January 29, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fred Myers Hunter, 87, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 26, 2007, at NHC Healthcare Center.
Hunter was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Cookeville, to Hugh and Pancie Myers Hunter.
He had worked as a mechanic for Whitney Amusement Co. and was a Presbyterian.
Hunter was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Nannie Pearl Hunter and Harriet Irene Hunter.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Billy Jolly, of Sparta, and one son, Mickey Hunter, of Cookeville.
Services were 3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, 2007, at the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with burial in Smyrna Cemetery. Brother Carles Walker officiated.
Whitson Funeral Home was in


Carl Clay Green

Posted on January 27, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carl Clay Green, 82, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 22, 2007, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Green was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Sparta, to James E. and Louella Adair Green.
He had been employed as a factory worker and a farmer.
He had been a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Green was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Virginia Bradley Green; three daughters, Carla Ruth Lizarraga and her husband Isaac, of Marietta, Calif., Virginia Faye Tines and her husband Don, of Enid, Okla., and Barbara Templeton and her husband Jerome, of Maryville; … Read More


Warriorettes come up short in tale of two halves

Posted on January 26, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


June Ellen Thompson Howard

Posted on January 25, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

June Ellen Thompson Howard, 63, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 22, 2007, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Howard was born Nov. 11, 1943, in Cumberland County, to Clyde and Ruth Evelyn Graham Thompson.
She was retired from K-Mart.
Howard was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Philip Brian and Jeffrey Keith Howard; and mother-in-law, Dimple Howard.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Keith Howard; two sisters, Evelyn Thompson, of Sparta, and Peggy and her husband Cloray Collins, of Sparta; brother-in-law, Charles and his wife Sharon Howard, of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Glynda Johnson, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m., Jan. 25, 2007, at … Read More


Mirror Image Salon gets new name and location

Posted on January 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Tracy Conley, owner of Mirror Image has been a cosmetologist for five years and recently relocated her business and gave it a new name.
Mirror Image, formerly Eastside Salon, opened for business the first of January, and Conley in expecting business to thrive at the new location on Spring Street across from First Baptist Church.
Conley specializes in haircuts, perms, color, foil, and waxing.
She services women, men and children.
“I graduated from cosmetology school in 2001, and went to work at Cut and Curl with Shirley Sapp and Mary Eller,” said Conley.
“They have 30 years experience and I learned a lot from them including … Read More


Sherman Franklin Clark

Posted on January 22, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sherman Franklin Clark, 86, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 19, 2007.
Clark was born March 10, 1920, in Huntsville, Ala., To Earl and Lavada Hutson Clark.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, was a carpenter, plumber, electrician and respected member of the North End Community.
Clark was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Bertsch Clark; parents; three brothers, H.N., Anzelo and Willie Green Clark; three sisters, Annabell, Maggie L. and Nell Clark; and one son-in-law, Wayne Brady.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Hank D. and Dorothy Clark, Dennis D. and Kathy Clark, all of Sparta; five daughters, Mary Ann Sparkman and … Read More


Riverdale sweeps games in battle of Warriors

Posted on January 19, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
The bounce pass.
Rachel Scott, a senior post player for the Warriorettes, makes a bounce pass around a Riverdale defender into the paint.
Riverdale, the state’s fourth ranked Class AAA team, defeated the Warriorettes 68-52 and remained atop the district standings.
The Warriorettes will be looking to avenge an earlier loss when Oakland comes to town Friday.


Anthony Scottie Emerton

Posted on January 18, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anthony Scottie Emerton, 50, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 12, 2007, in Somerset, Ky.
Emerton was born July 10, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Robert Kirk Emerton and Lois Watson Emerton.
He had been a driver for Charles Bailey Trucking and had served in the U.S. Navy.
Emerton was preceded in death by one son, Bryan Robert Emerton; his first wife, Cynthia Marie Emerton; and his father.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Emerton and his wife Amanda,
and Timothy Emerton, all of Sparta; one daughter, Bragan Emerton, of Sparta; his mother, Lois Emerton; two sisters, Darlene Poston and her husband Charles, of Sparta, and Kathy Hawkins and her … Read More


Billinda Marshelle Shannon

Posted on January 17, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billinda Marshelle Shannon, 47, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 12, 2008.
Shannon was born April 2, 1960, in McMinnville, to Bill D. Young and Shirlee Stiles Young.
A graduate of White County High School, Shannon had been employed at Mallory Controls. She was a member of Doyle Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Shannon, of Doyle; one son, Chaz Shannon; her parents, Bill and Shirlee Stiles Young, of Quebeck; two brothers, Buddy Doug Young, of Palmer, Temo Young, of Columbia; and her mother and father-in-law, Bobby and Hattie Shannon, of Doyle.
Services were 10 a.m., Jan. 15, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with burial at … Read More


The Computer Doctors are IN

Posted on January 16, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
The Computer Doctors recently opened for business, and owner Chris Sapp, wearing a lab coat, not only makes house calls, but he can diagnose and heal whatever ails a computer.
Computer Doctors services all makes and models and tries to have computers repaired within 24 hours. The business sells new and used computers, buys or trades, and also serves as recycle drop-off point for those computers that have kicked the proverbial bucket.
“I have been interested in computers since junior high school,” said Sapp, “and then I took Mr. Bryant’s computer science class in high school. I was fascinated with the fact that a computer would … Read More


Turnovers dash Warriorette chances against Cookeville

Posted on January 16, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Tax garners more than $1.7 million statewide

Posted on January 16, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A law that left many people scratching their heads about what was considered to be an unusual act of legislation has brought in a small windfall for Tennessee.
The controversial tax on unauthorized substances that went into effect Jan. 1, 2005, has added several thousand dollars to the state coffers.
From July 1-Dec. 31, 2006, White County collected $11,150, according to White County finance director Mark Farley. Farley said approximately $20,000 has been collected in the two years since the law went into effect.
However, White County’s total tax was only a small portion of the state’s total collections. Tennessee Department of Revenue collected $1,773,535 … Read More


Remembering King from the eyes of a believer

Posted on January 16, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
The untimely death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is well remembered by White County native Nelda Pincheon who was only 32 when the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.
King encouraged an entire generation of people to speak up and defend their rights, which entitled him to be considered one of the most notable and influential activists of the modern age.
King’s life and ministry was cut short April 4, 1968, when he was assassinated in Memphis. Pincheon remembers well the moment she found out about the tragedy.
She and her husband Joe Gist were starting their family in the late 1960’s.… Read More


Warriors dispose of rival Cavaliers 70-52

Posted on January 16, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Lillian Helen Zedlar

Posted on January 15, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lillian Helen Zedlar, 87, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 11, 2007, at White County Community Hospital.
Zedlar was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Elkhart, Ind., to George and Edith Hedilus Munz.
She was a retired supervisor with the J.C. Penney Co.
Zedlar was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milan Zedlar; one grandson, Jeffery Glen Kile; one sister, Doris Young; and one brother, Richard George Munz.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Kile, of Nashville; one sister, Barbara and her husband Jim Humbarger, of Elkhart, Ind.; one granddaughter, Kori Leigh Meyers and her husband Todd; two great-grandchildren, Reagan Mackenzie Meyers and Elliott Grace Meyers, both of Nashville; … Read More


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