Monthly Archives: January 2007

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


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


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


Warriors finish third in Playground Area Shootout

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Bringing home third place.
The Warriors finished third in the Playground Area Shootout in Fort Walton Beach, Florida last week.
WCHS was defeated in the semifinals, but won the consolation game to bring home the third place trophy. Pictured (l to r);
Jacob Duke, Ross Jolly, Aaron Puckett, Tyler Greene, James Simpson, J.J. Taylor, Corey Crain, Josh Brown, Trenton Davis, Kyle Goff, Matt Mitchell, Corey Johnson, Stewart Mitchell and Kyle Delaney.


Hazel Marie Smith McBroom

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hazel Marie Smith McBroom, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 31, 2007.
McBroom was born July 22, 1922, in Putnam County, to Walter Asbury and Ritta Welch Smith.
She was retired as an associate with Wilson Sporting Goods with more than 25 years of service and was a member of Stevens Street Baptist Church.
McBroom was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Reba Leggett; and five brothers, Walter Smith Jr., Donald Smith, Bill Smith, Dean Smith and Eugene Smith.
Survivors include three sons, Fred McBroom, Eddie McBroom, Larry McBroom; one daughter, Betty Sue Rushing; three brothers. Bob Smith, Terry Joe Smith, Harvey Smith; and three sisters, … CONTINUED


Kathy Brock Long

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kathy Brock Long, 54, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 2, 2008.
Long was born May 23, 1953.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


What’s Cooking bought by familiar faces in the industry

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Stan and Marie Jordan are probably best known as the former owners of Stan’s Diner, but recently decided to get back into the restaurant business and bought What’s Cooking Restaurant and Grill.
The couple has added a fun, tropical island-themed atmosphere, as well as a big screen television to add to their patrons’ enjoyment. Live music is provided Tuesday and Friday nights, with standing room only usually available.
“We want to invite all our former customers from Stan’s diner to come join us,” said Stan.
What’s Cooking offers a buffet, a full menu of new dinner items, a full salad bar, homemade desserts, soups and stews.… CONTINUED


Warriorettes capture second in Midway Classic

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


2006 most celebrated events

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
White County celebrated its 200th birthday in 2006, and with all the activities and plans came extra-added events that left the community with a feeling of prosperity and hope for the future.
White County Bicentennial Committee began a series of events that commemorated the great county that has been called home by numerous dignitaries.
City of Sparta also received a $247,000 grant for sidewalks. The city will embark on a new project with a substantial grant that will provide sidewalks beginning at Turntable Road to North Spring Street and then from Polk to Moore Street to Bockman Way.
The 2006 Citizen of the Year was Charles … CONTINUED


WEOC wraps up year with roundtable discussion

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Plant managers and human resource managers, as well as business owners, gathered for the year-end meeting for Workforce Employer Outreach Committee to discuss each of their concerns for the upcoming year.
In March 2005, the White County chapter of WEOC held its first meeting. The committee was the brainchild of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and incorporates business people into a forum to gain knowledge about ways to enhance the community and its employees.
Peggy Mahaney, employers’ services specialist for the department, explained the program is designed to reach out to the community and find out about the interests and concerns of employers, … CONTINUED


Cane Hollow site of meth bust

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A 50-year-old Putnam County man, along with a 33-year-old man from Overton County, were arrested Dec. 24 in a remote area of White County on multiple drug charges.
Franklin Wayne Lewis, of Cookeville, and Randall Gene Denson, of Livingston, were taken into custody in the Cane Hollow area of White County after Deputy Dale Bumbalough, of White County Sheriff Department, found the two men in possession of items that were consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Bumbalough was on routine patrol in the Cane Hollow area at approximately 1 p.m., Christmas Eve, when he was approached by an individual who said he had spotted two … CONTINUED


January is Get Organized Month

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
You are constantly misplacing things.
It takes hours to find that important item you laid down to answer the phone.
The hallway is so messy it could be mistaken for a landfill, and forget about trying to open a closet door because the landslide would take over the whole street.
What would the neighbors think?
The car doesn’t fit in the garage, the exercise equipment is being used as a clothes rack and the dust on the television makes a person think it is snowing on every show.
There is actually a National Association of Professional Organizers, and business is booming for professional organizers. There is … CONTINUED


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