Monthly Archives: February 2007

Investigating with more than 30 years experience

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

Missy Jones
Ken Guidara has 31 years experience in criminal justice and recently decided to utilize his knowledge and expertise as a private investigator in the Upper Cumberland.
Guidara and his wife Paula moved to White County from Maryland, in 1995, after retiring from the Montgomery County, Maryland police force. His roots led him back to White County.
Guidara’s mother, Jeannie Smith, grew up in Eastland.
Her father was a coal miner, and her grandfather was one of the original coal miners who came from Scotland to work the mines at Bon Air.
His mother moved to Washington to work as a secretary at the Pentagon because she … Read More


Warriors readying for the Region 4AAA Tournament

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

Tammy Wilhite


Bernice Marie Price Herren

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

Bernice Marie Price Herren, 83, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at White County Community Hospital.
Herren was born June 28, 1925, in White County, to Windfield Price and Elizabeth Hitchcock Price.
She was a retired farmer and homemaker.
Herren was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Golden Hollis Herren; son, Gillis Lee Herren; sister, Willie Clara Hudgens; and three brothers, Fred, Finley and Grady Price.
Survivors include two sons, Milton Hollis Herren and wife, Jeanette, of Doyle, and Eddie Ray Herren and wife, Martha, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Tammy Brumfield and husband, Mike, of Sparta, Jason Herren, Brent Herren, Kyle Herren and wife, Ashlee and … Read More


High Tech Dentistry available in Sparta

Posted on February 21, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Waymon Haston, DDS, has taken dentistry to a whole new level, offering state of the art equipment that not only helps educate and inform the patient, but also provides a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere to further enhance the dental experience.
Haston and his staff recently moved the dental practice to a new location to accommodate an expanding patient load and to add all the upgrades necessary to allow the office to operate electronically.
“We are completely paperless,” said Haston.
Computers have been installed in every station, giving the patient the opportunity to view x-rays, their actual teeth or even primetime television on computer screens.
Using an intraoral … Read More


Julio E. Rodriguez

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

Julio E. Rodriguez, 92, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 11, 2007.
Rodriguez was born May 22, 1914, in Puerto Rico.
He had worked in a set-up crew in Puerto Rican Theatre.
Rodriguez was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Felicita Marrero Rodriguez.
Survivors include two daughters, Carmen Rodriguez, of Sparta, and Maria Rodriguez, of Florida; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were 10 a.m., Feb. 13, 2007, at Old Zion Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Holman signs with Cumberland

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

Tammy Wilhite


Fred Edward Marvin

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

Fred Edward Marvin, 60, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2007.
Marvin was born May 9, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., to Donald F. and Margaret Hacker Marvin.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked as an electrician.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Karen M. Welch, of Sparta; three daughters, Robin E. Lewis, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Kerri A. Waltgenbach, of Sparta, Danielle R. Ransom, of Manchester; seven grandchildren, William E. Lewis, Samantha L. Lewis, both of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Kevin P. Marvin, of Sparta, Gary T. Ransom, Timothy E. Ransom, both of Lawton, Okla., Sylvia R. … Read More


Giving vision to dreams

Posted on February 13, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Pete and Kim Serro, owners of Visivo, recently moved their family and business from New Jersey to White County.
Yearning for a better lifestyle, including less stress and a safe place to raise their three children, the Serros scoured Tennessee looking for the perfect spot to relocate, and after extensive research they knew that all roads were leading to Sparta.
“We researched every town in every county in Middle Tennessee, and everything we read on the internet kept leading us back to Sparta: the schools, the Expositor articles, our realtor, Barb,” said Pete.
The Serros started Visivo 21 years ago. Visivo means “visual” in Italian, and … Read More


Verna Cornelia Carroll Wood

Posted on February 12, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Verna Cornelia Carroll Wood, 79, of Walling, passed away Feb. 8, 2007.
Wood was born March 13, 1927, in Manchester, to Grover Cleveland Carroll and Rushia Mae Layne Carroll.
She had been a housewife.
Wood was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, James Edward Wood, of Walling; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Connie Wood, of Walling; three daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Hugh Daniels, of Sparta, Rebecca and Everett Wilson, of Walling, Rita and Eddie O’Conner, of Sparta; eight grandchildren, Brad Daniels and wife Tamara, Julie Brown and husband Troy, Jennifer Roberts and husband Cody, Amy Jordan and husband Marty, Raymond Johnson and … Read More


Lady Cav balanced attack downs Warriorettes

Posted on February 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Avo Richardson Spakes

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

Avo Richardson Spakes, 86, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 5, 2007.
Spakes was born Feb. 29, 1920, in White County.
She had been a factory worker.
Spakes was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Spakes; her mother, Effie Richardson; and one son, James Leonard Spakes.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles Earl and Sandra Spakes; three grandchildren, Rodney Spakes, of Virginia, Jamey Spakes, of Springfield, Penny Smith, of Fort Payne, Ala.; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m., Feb. 8, at Hunter Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m., Feb. 9, 2007, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Preston-Heights … Read More


Mini mall offers large variety of goods and services

Posted on February 6, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Terri and Travis White recently opened a mini-mall type business called Lil’ Bit of Everything that offers items ranging from clothing to monuments and Avon to custom cabinets and framing.
The business operates similarly to an antique mall.
Vendors rent booth space, and store manager Joann Kilgore is available every day to sell and oversee the booths and ensure business operates smoothly. This system allows vendors to sell their merchandise even though they are not on-site.
The mall has multiple vendors including Avon by Lori Rutherford. She has catalogs available for ordering, along with samples and discontinued items.
Betty Moore offers homespun purses, with a large … Read More


Joe Sam Carter

Posted on February 5, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joe Sam Carter, 79, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 31, 2007, at his residence.
Carter was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Silver Point, to Homer Henry Carter and Minnie Myrtle Murdock Carter.
He was a member of Hampton Crossroads Baptist Church, and had worked as an engineer.
Dolente was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Arthur Carter; and three sisters, Willie Flatt, Vera Pack, and Ruby Allen.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Marie Crislip Carter, of Cookeville; four children, David Michael Carter and wife Penny, of Ft. Collins, Colo., Steven Lee Carter and wife Tammy, of Clear Lake, Calif., Jo Anne Susan Carter Gottenbock and husband … Read More


Warriorettes roll over Lady Pioneers; Warriors survive overtime scare at Warren County

Posted on February 2, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Getting ready to go up strong.
Lacy Yslas, who scored 13 points in Tuesday’s win, gets ready to go up with a shot during the second half.
The Warriorettes defeated Warren County 62-29 to improve to 15-11 on the season.
They will host Siegel Friday.


Charles William Dolente

Posted on February 1, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles William Dolente, 87, of Crossville, passed away Jan. 26, 2007, at Cumberland Medical Center.
Dolente was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Tewksbury, Mass., to Sarah Rhoades Dolente and Michael Dolente.
He had been a very active member in St. Andrew Catholic Church. Dolente served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received a World War II Victory Medal. He re-enlisted and was sent to serve in the European Campaign. He also received a Middle Eastern Dervice Medal and a Medal of Good Conduct.
Dolente was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Leona Mae Grause Dolente.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and … Read More


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