Monthly Archives: January 2007

Taylor arrested for evading arrest

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A White County deputy arrested an 18-year-old man for several violations after he attempted to outrun law enforcement officers.
Joshua Stephen Taylor, 18, of Sparta, was arrested on three charges related to an incident where he attempted to elude officers after they began pursuit of his vehicle.
At approximately 2:14 a.m., Dec. 12, 2006, John Haley, of White County Sheriff Department, was parked at Alcorn’s Market on North Spring Street talking with Lt. Ken McCormick, of Sparta Police Department, when he heard a loud vehicle that was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.
Haley observed two vehicles then pass by where he was … CONTINUED


New laws highlight beginning of 2007

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Tennesseans have only 10 new laws taking effect his month opposed to the usual annual list that contains several pages of legislation.
The new laws, which took effect Jan. 1, 2007, cover everything from taxes to insurance to elections.
The lengthiest law is labeled the Cemetery Act of 2006.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all cemeteries, community and public mausoleums, whether operated for profit or not for profit, within the state of Tennessee. However, some cemeteries are exempt.
The 39-page document details the requirements for such things as the upkeep of cemeteries, information about stockholders and what is legally required of the owners.… CONTINUED


Correction officer thwarts drug delivery

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The sounds of a speeding vehicle in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday alerted one of White County’s correction officers to the possibility of illegal activity.
Joshua Farley, an Army Reservist who has only been on the job three months as a correction officer, found several items of contraband at approximately 2:15 a.m., on Jan. 2, in a trash can under the front canopy at White County Justice Center.
“I was taking our intake workers up front to clean the courtroom,” said Farley, “and I saw a car speeding through the parking lot real fast. So, I went out to check it out.”
The unidentified vehicle … CONTINUED


Kenneth Richard Stahlin

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kenneth Richard Stahlin, 80, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 4, 2007, at White County Hospital.
Stahlin was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Trenton, N.J.
He had served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Woodington Stahlin; one daughter, Robin Lynne Serena, of Sparta; one son, Kenneth Robert Stahlin and his wife Linda, of Florida; four grandchildren, Danielle Kenna Stahlin-Holloway, Terri Lynn Serena, Tracee Garbutt and Matthew J. Stahlin; seven great-grandchildren, Addisen, Austin, Taylor, Tanner, Johnny, Wyatt and Piper; and two sisters, Shirley Pesta, of California, and Maryann Woodington, of Florida.
Services were 4 p.m., Jan. 7, … CONTINUED


Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs, 48, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Dabbs was born Sept. 19, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Ralph Ray Baldwin and Shirley Hall Baldwin Burress.
She had been a housewife.
Dabbs was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth David Dabbs; one son, Kenneth Lee Dabbs, of Sparta; stepfather, Ronnie Burress, of Pensacola, Fla.; and two sisters, Wadena Grow and Ettia Gail Schlipf, both of Dayton, Ohio.
Services were 11 a.m., Dec. 28, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mitchel D. Bean officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of


Terry Lennox Rapp

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Lennox Rapp, 54, passed away Dec. 27, 2006, in Lexington, Ky.
Rapp was born August 6, 1952, in Osaka, Japan, to William Lennox Rapp II and Lillian Varnado Rapp.
He had been a nurse anesthesiologist. Rapp had also been a member of Trinity Church of Algood, American Legion, Ham Radio, American Pilot Association and Upper Cumberland Rotary Club.
Rapp was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Melanie Rapp; three sons, Capt. Christopher Lennox Rapp, Gregory Lennox Rapp and Joshua William Rapp; one sister, Diane Rapp Smith; and one grandchild, William Lennox Rapp III.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Joshua … CONTINUED


Betty Josephine Bell McDonald

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Josephine Bell McDonald passed away Dec. 20, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in Cookeville.
McDonald was born May 29, 1926, in Columbia, to Joseph Fearon Bell and Gladys Grissom Bell.
She was a retired public school teacher who had taught at Jere Whitson, Capshaw, Sycamore and Bloomington Springs schools, in Putnam County, and Walling Elementary, in White County.
McDonald had attained a master’s degree in school counseling at TTU.
She had been a member of Jere Whitson Road Church of Christ, in Cookeville.
McDonald had been a charter member and first president of the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2123 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
McDonald had served … CONTINUED


Delma Ray Wallace

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Delma Ray Wallace, 93, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in Sparta.
Wallace was born May 27, 1913, in White County, to Samuel A. Moore and Mamie Lena Knowles Moore.
She had taught school for many years and had coached the White County High School Warriorettes basketball team.
Wallace retired from White County High School.
She had been very active in the community in her latter years.
Wallace had been a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a talented artist, as well as serving on White County Fair Association Board, Cattlemen’s Association, White County Red Cross, Senior Olympics and Sparta-White County Genealogical … CONTINUED


Roy Neal Tribble

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Roy Neal Tribble, 65, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Tribble was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Lebanon, to Lofton and Pauline Midgett Tribble.
He had been an auto mechanic and had served in the U.S. Army.
Tribble was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Tribble.
Survivors include two sons, Bob and Tom Whitman, both of Washington; two daughters, Leslie Gennin, of Oklahoma and Peggy Vickers, of Lafayette; two sisters, Martha Layton, of Florida, and Frankie Floyd, of Rock Island; two step-brothers, Georgie Givens, of Lebanon and Thomas Givens, of South Carolina; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests … CONTINUED


Grundy Lee Young

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Grundy Lee Young, 78, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at his residence.
Young was born May 30, 1928, in Grundy County.
He had been a furniture maker, logger, farmer and member of the Hensley Chapel Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent.
He was a big man, known for his kind heart and gentle hands.
He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper.
Young was preceded in death by his parents, William Clay Young, Zemma Knowles Young and Nanie Katherine Lee Young; six brothers, Oliver, William Finley, Rhea, Paul, Clay and Daniel Young; two sisters, Mary … CONTINUED


Eva Frances Killian

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eva Frances Killian, 84, of Beersheba Springs, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at her son’s residence in Knoxville.
Killian was born Dec. 3, 1922, in the Irvin College Community, to Arsey and Wallie Gross.
Killian was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Gross; and one infant sister.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Bro. Glyn Killian; two sons, Mike and his wife Sue Killian, of Chattanooga, and Jerry and his wife Trish Killian, of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m., Jan. 4, 2007, at The Layne Funeral Home, in Grundy County, with burial in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Joe D. … CONTINUED


James Edward Johnson

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Edward Johnson, 80, of Walling, passed away Dec. 30, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Johnson was born Jan. 25, 1926, in White County, to James Herman Johnson and Nancy Eller Atnip Johnson.
He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Johnson had attended Plainview Baptist Church.
He enjoyed farming, family and friends.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dallas Johnson, Dennie Reed Johnson and Earl Johnson; and two sisters, Marie Kirby and Teresa Pearl Johnson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Louise Johnson; two sons, David and his wife Linda Johnson, of Walling, and Lynn Johnson, … CONTINUED


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