Monthly Archives: April 2007

Sgt. Alex van Aalten

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

Sgt. Alex van Aalten, 21, passed away April 20, 2007, during combat operations in Afghanistan.
van Aalten was born Sept. 2, 1985, in Orlando, Fla., to Edward and Susan Stokes van Aalten.
He was a 2004 graduate of Cookeville High School and was the brigade commander for the ROTC. He earned a black belt in Karate and had been an instructor with Jack Scott United Karate Studio.
In June 2004, van Aalten joined the U.S. Army, entered basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and served as a gunner on a Humvee in Iraq, in 2005. At the time of his death, he was a member of the 82nd … Read More


Warrior baseball splits with Blue Devils in 7AAA action

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

Tammy Wilhite


Zollen Cletus Wooley

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

Zollen Cletus Wooley, 83, of Quebeck, passed away April 24, 2007.
Wooley was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Tyronza, Ark., to Arlander D. Wooley and Ozema Warren Wooley.
He had been a salesman.
Wooley was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Arlanda Miller, of Slidell, La.; two sons, Zollen Cletus Wooley, of Baton Rouge, La., Matthew Wooley, of Texas; two brothers, Zerl V. Wooley, of New Orleans, La., Zelvin Wooley, of Cookeville; two sisters, Zula Hopkins, of New Orleans, La., Zelma Bardy, of Pittsburg, Miss.; friend, Mary Crump, of Quebeck; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m., April 26, 2007, … Read More


Highlighting hair care needs

Posted on April 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Improving the appearance of others is what Kayla Emerton does for a living.
Now, Emerton’s salon, The Spotlight, is shining on all of White County.
Emerton opened The Spotlight, in February, and business has been good. She said the client base is growing because of the great location of her building. The Spotlight is located on South Church Street, across from the old jail.
“I didn’t realize how busy this corner was,” said Emerton.
“It does really well.”
The Spotlight is a full service salon, and Emerton offers everything from cuts, color, and perms, to nails, pedicures, spa pedicures and facial waxing.
“I do it all,” … Read More


Earl Brock

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

Earl Brock, 83, of Sparta, passed away April 12, 2007.
Brock was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Coal Good, Ky., to Sim and Phrona Howard Brock.
He rose to rank of Sgt. and served as a paratrooper in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Brock was wounded at Iwo Jima. He was a retired as an electrician for the Chrysler Corporation.
Brock was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie W. Brock; one son, Kevin K. Brock; and two sisters, Doris Jean Jones and Audry Faye Oberg.
Survivors include three children, Penny Drake and her husband Dave, Earl J. Brock and his wife … Read More


Mitchell named UC Coach of the Year

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

Tammy Wilhite


Clay Dudley Officer

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

Clay Dudley ‘Slick’ Officer, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 17, 2007.
Officer was born July 28, 1924, in White County, to William Potter Officer and Amanda Elizabeth Martin Officer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Emma Jean Demps Officer; and several siblings.
Survivors include five children, Tresa Niedert, Alice Howard, Robert Martin Officer and his wife Sharon, Nancy Hyder, Denise ‘Smiley’ Officer; one brother, Willie Leslie Officer; one sister, Rubye Brogden; nine grandchildren, Andrew Howard, Tina Howard, Andy Howard, Amanda Locke, Arianne Caskey, Aja Hyder, Bradley Niedert, Andy Ray Golden, Robbie Golden; and 16 great grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m., April 19, … Read More


Well-known restaurant under new ownership

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

Missy Jones
Lakeside Grill is the newest in dining choice in White County, and offers familiar menu selections as well as some new additions.
Bruce Cannon recently bought Mama Mae’s Restaurant and changed the name to Lakeside Grill because of the great location and view of the lake.
Cannon, who is also owner and operator of The Beef and Barrel, in Crossville, found the restaurant on the Internet.
“It seemed like a nice neighborhood style restaurant, and seemed to be in a fairly well developed residential area,” said Cannon.
Lakeside chose to keep some of Mama Mae’s specialty menu items like the catfish and hush puppies, but they … Read More


James Monroe ‘Buddy’ Davis

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

James Monroe ‘Buddy’ Davis, 74, of McMinnville, passed away April 12, 2007.
He was born April 17, 1933, in Warren County, to Denny and Maggie Pinegar Davis.
Davis was a member of the Church of God and had been employed in the lumber mill industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Davis; one daughter, Louise Holt; two sons, Jerry Roark; Tommy Roark; and two sisters.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Dwain Gunter, of McMinnville; sons, Arlon Roark and wife Nadine, of Rock Island, Freddie Roark and wife Wanda, of Quebeck, Henry Allen Roark, of McMinnville; three sisters, Judy McMunn and … Read More


Baseball wins two of three in Highland Rim Invitational

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

Tammy Wilhite


Martha Emily Sorrell Hickey

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

Martha Emily Sorrell Hickey, 73, of Cumberland County, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 11, 2007.
Hickey was born April 13, 1933, in White County, to Carroll J. Sorrell and Lenora T. Sorrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eddie Harold Hickey; one daughter, Sandra Ann Hickey; and one brother, John B. Sorrell.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and Carol Hickey; one daughter and son-in-law, Nora H. and Kent Kirby; grandchildren, Sean M. Hickey, Lauren K. Hickey, Emily S. Kirby, Jason Bozic; one sister, Ann S. Verble and her husband Doug; one brother, William C. Sorrell; and several nieces and nephews.… Read More


Keeping the environment safe with recycling

Posted on April 10, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Cooper’s Recycling has been helping to keep White County environmentally friendly since 1991, with a history that spans the past 25 years and includes three locations.
Karen Linder manages the Sparta location of Cooper’s Recycling and offers cash by the pound for aluminum cans, sheet aluminum, cast aluminum, copper, brass, radiators, car batteries, aluminum wheels, transmissions, lead and stainless steel.
The Sparta location is equipped to accept all non-ferrous or non-metallic recyclables. And Cooper’s can offer top dollar to their clients, because the company has multiple locations and can sell in large quantities.
Aluminum cans are among the most popular item being recycled at the location.… Read More


Josephine W. Scott

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

Josephine W. Scott, 76, of McMinnville, passed away April 4, 2007.
Scott worked as a home healthcare provider and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sherrie Joann Johnson and her husband Bruce of Manchester; two step-daughters, Patricia Mayo, of Crossville, and Mary Sue Elledge, of Grundy County; three stepsons, Frank Scott, of Knoxville, Charles Scott, of Knoxville, and James Scott, of Cleveland; three sisters, Jane Wiggings, of Morrison, Jerelene Wright, of California, and Joyce Boswell and husband Bryan, of Georgia; two brothers, Carl Winton and wife Sue, of Michigan, and Charles Winton and wife Peggy, of Nevada; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins … Read More


Wilma Jean Kirby Guy

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

Wilma Jean Kirby Guy, 61, of Cookeville, passed away March 28, 2007.
Guy was born April 22, 1945, in Van Buren County, to Will Kirby and Flora Kirby Autry.
She had been a clerk at the Merita Bread Store.
Guy was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Humphrey, of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Winfred and Sandra Hale, of Sparta; nine nieces and nephews, Carrol Lee Norris and husband Brad, of Cookeville, Vickie Wilson and husband Randall, of Cookeville, Lisa Hale, of Nashville, Kendra Burtrum and husband David, of Cookeville, Tyler Hale, of Sparta, Brandi Booth, of Georgia, Kieran Mayberry, of Cookeville, Mark … Read More


Clear things up with Tennessee Pure Water

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

Missy Jones
Tennessee Pure Water offers water purification systems for home and commercial needs, and provides the cleanest, most contaminant free water that money can buy.
Tennessee Pure Water’s parent company is based in Arkansas and has a 20-year history of cleaning up dirty water.
The company offers water purification in two forms, reverse osmosis and distilled water.
“The reverse osmosis system is the most practical because it treats your entire water supply and offers an unlimited water supply,” said Kelly Stockton, part owner and sales manager.
They offer spot treatments for under kitchen sinks to treat drinking and cooking water, or they can supply treatment for an … Read More


Wilma Jean Kirby Guy

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

Wilma Jean Kirby Guy, 61, of Cookeville, passed away March 28, 2007.
Guy was born April 22, 2007, in Van Buren County, to Will Kirby and Flora Kirby Autry.
She had been a clerk at the Merita Bread Store.
Guy was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Humphrey, of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Winford and Sandra Hale, of Sparta; eight nieces and nephews, Carroll Lee Norris and husband Brad, of Cookeville, Lisa Hale, of Nashville, David Burtrum and wife Kendra, of Cookeville, Tyler Hale, of Sparta, Randal Wilson and wife Vickie, of Cookeville, Brandi Booth, of Georgia, Kieran Mayberry and husband Kade, … Read More


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