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 … CONTINUED


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, … CONTINUED


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,” … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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, … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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.… CONTINUED


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.… CONTINUED


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