Monthly Archives: March 2007

WCHS baseball swept by Siegel

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

Tammy Wilhite


Patricia Ann Davis Bridges

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

Patricia Ann Davis Bridges, 52, of Sparta, passed away March 26, 2007.
Bridges was born Oct. 21, 1954, in Anderson, Ind., to James Harold Davis and Earline Davis Bridges.
She had been a homemaker.
Bridges was preceded in death by her father; and two brothers, Richard Davis and Lester Davis.
Survivors include her husband, John B. Bridges Jr., of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Charline and Tommy Tindle, of Sparta; two sons, Billy Davis, Danny Floyd, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Earline Davis Bridges, of Sparta; one brother, James Daniel Davis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren, Angel Tindle, Jeremy Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be … Read More


Fragrant Mushroom: Sparta’s best-kept secret

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

Missy Jones
The Fragrant Mushroom has been operating in White County since 1999, but many locals have no idea what treasures can be found inside the quaint 100-year-old building that is home to the small business.
The Fragrant Mushroom, owned and operated by Thor and Cherri McNeil, not only sells the most aromatic candles in town, but the business also carries a full line of all-natural soaps, lotions and body sprays. Fragrant Mushroom has a full line of room and car fresheners and incense, but their specialty is a beautiful unique line of hand made pottery and tile.
Both Thor and Cherri have a background in retail sales, … Read More


Wallace E. Walling

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

Wallace E. Walling, 61, of Spencer, passed away March 23, 2007.
Walling was born to Charlie G. and Emma D. Keener Walling.
He was a member of the Church of God and had been a factory worker.
Walling was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Lorene Carter, Winona Bouldin, Hallie Shockley, Nona V. Price, Marie Keener; and two brothers, Leonard D. Price and Charles D. Walling.
Survivors include two sisters, Jean Angel, of Knoxville, Mary Walling, of South Carolina; two brothers, Max G. Walling and wife Wava, of Spencer, Frank Kell, of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be 2 p.m., March 26, … Read More


WCHS soccer wins second straight game

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

Tammy Wilhite


Linda Francis Cornell Hall

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

Linda Francis Cornell Hall, 62, of Jamestown, passed away March 16, 2007.
Hall was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to Ronald Arthur Cornell and Clara Norene Davis Cornell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chester ‘Joe’ Hall.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Ronald Sayre, of Monterey, Dawn and Chris Heady, of Sparta; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Malissia Hall, Donnie and Darlene Hall, all of Sparta, William Hall, of Banner Community; nine grandchildren, Deanne Sayre, David Sayre, Amanda Hall, Amber Hall, Ethan Hall, Nathan Heady, Matthew Heady, Breann Stephens, Taylor Hall; one brother, William Cornell Sr., … Read More


A hometown friend with service

Posted on March 20, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Citizens Bank has become an honored banking institute, as well as a valued tradition in White County, by treating their clients like part of the family.
Citizens Bank was organized by a group of White County businessmen who were headed by Walter Birdwell Sr. The bank has one of the highest capital-to-asset ratios, reportedly placing it among the safest in the nation.
Bob Miller has been the regional president 2-1/2 years and is proud of a heritage and reputation of treating people life family.
“We are a community-owned bank and are able to adapt services to meet the needs of the customers rather than being a … Read More


John Anthony Baker

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

John Anthony Baker, 46, of Spencer, passed away March 13, 2007, at his residence.
He was born to Charles Hunkey Baker and Vollie Louise Simmons Baker.
Baker had been employed as a truck driver and attended the Church of God and the Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Charlene Baker; and one brother, Eugene Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Hixson Baker, of Spencer; two stepsons, Eric Moody and wife Candice, Adam Moody and wife Jackie, all of Pikeville; three sisters, Linda Prater and husband, Alan, of McMinnville, Paula Pack and husband Raymond, of Spencer, Doris Gilley and husband Tommy, of McMinnville; … Read More


Softball splits pair of games to start season

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

Tammy Wilhite


William Donald Gentry

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

William Donald Gentry, 58, of Sparta, passed away March 9, 2007.
Gentry was born November 8, 1948, to Willie Clayton and Virgie Lawson Gentry.
He was a farmer and served in U.S. Marine Corps.
Gentry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia Hickey.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Gentry; two sons and spouses, Eddie and Triva Gentry and Jeffrey and Wendy Gentry; two sisters, Barbara Sue Gentry and Carolyn Nashand husband Frank; and grandchildren, Tim, Marissa, Tyler and Kolby.
Services were 11 a.m., March 12, 2007, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Freddie Copeland and Danny Lane officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was


Middle Tennessee Appliance Service and Parts

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

Missy Jones
Tony Simmons, owner of Middle Tennessee Appliance Service and Parts, repairs all household appliances, including central heating and cooling and has recently relocated in an effort to become more accessible and efficient.
Simmons decided to get a degree after working in factories that kept closing down and moving away.
“I worked in three factories,” said Simmons. “They left me.
I didn’t leave them. I couldn’t trust the factories for security in a job.
I needed job security.”
Simmons earned a degree in environmental control technology from Tennessee Technology Center of Crossville.
His education included heating, cooling ventilation and refrigeration.
Six years ago, Simmons was contacted by … Read More


Katie B. Howard Bean

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

Katie B. Howard Bean, 91, of Cookeville, passed away March 6, 2007, at Bethesda Health Care Center.
Bean was born December 29, 1915, in Putnam County, to Richie Howard and Ada Buckner.
Bean and her husband owned and operated several restaurants and bakeries, and she retired from Rose’s Department Store, in 1988.
She was preceded in death by husband, J. Lee Bean; her parents; two sisters, Ethel Watson and Martha Sloan; and brother-in-law, Carl Bean.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Joe Lawson, of Dodson Branch Community; one son and daughter-in-law, Jere and Leigh Bean, of Henderson, Nev.; two grandsons, Doug Freeman, of Cookeville, and Jonathan Chaffin, … Read More


Consistency a key for Warriorette softball team

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

Tammy Wilhite


Willie Royce Redmon

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

Willie Royce Redmon, 65, of Warren County, passed away March 3, 2007, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Redmon was born October 19, 1941, in Smithville, to Charlie Rostin Redmon and Ova Lorene Slatton.
He was retired as manager from DeZurick Corp and a member of Forest Park Baptist Church.
Redmon was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bettye Prater; and two brothers, John and Calvin Redmon.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cantrell; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Russell Barkes; two grandsons, Wesley Colt Royce Southard and Christopher James Derick Southard; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Easton Knowles, of Smithville, and Charlene and Melvin Pickett; … Read More


Gunning for the best offers

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

Missy Jones
White County is known as a great area for hunters because of the abundance of wild life, and Richard McClain, owner of Caney Fork Gun Repair, is making sure the sportsmen are properly equipped and ready for the big kill.
Caney Fork Gun Repair specializes in custom blue work, stock refinishing shotgun barrels, custom chokes action work, and machine shop service.
Hot blue is an advanced rust technique used for preserving and bringing out a gun’s finish.
According to McClain, the process has been a practice for centuries, but it was just perfected within the last 50 years.
McClain explained most hunters prefer a dull finish … Read More


John Thomas Moody

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

John Thomas Moody, 87, passed away March 1, 2007, at NHC of Sparta.
Moody was born Aug. 13, 1919, to Lillard Moody and Daisy Johnson Moody, of Sparta.
He received the Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in World War II. He was also a member of DeRossett Church of Christ. Moody was retired from General Motors.
Survivors include wife, Christine Brock Flatt Moody; four stepsons, Jerry E. Flatt, of Hendersonville, Charles Michael Flatt, of Sparta, Ricky Dale Flatt, of Mt. Juliet, and Jimmy Dewayne Flatt, of Sparta; one stepdaughter, Barbara Phillips, of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.… Read More


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