Monthly Archives: June 2007

Fred Allen Miller

Posted on June 28, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fred Allen Miller, 75, of Sparta, passed away, June 20, 2007.
Miller was born, April 28, 1932, in White County, to Charles Evan and Myrtle Eldridge Miller.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and had worked at Fleetguard.
Miller was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lousie Carden, Ruth Ray, Lila Miller; and two brothers, James Miller, and Joseph Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Irene Miller, of Sparta; one daughter, Gail Miller Hillis and husband, Donald, of Sparta; one sister, Reba Miller Balfane, of Nashville; one half sister, Bessie Lee Mille Delaney, of Virginia; three grandchildren, Jason Hillis, Brandon Hillis and his wife, … Read More


It’s business, but not as usual

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

Woody Phillips
White County motorists may have passed by Coffman’s Mufflers and Brakes, at 357 W. Bockman Way, many times in the past few months and wondered if they could have saved money if they had just stopped for a minute to talk with the brotherly duo that now owns the business.
Charlie and Ron Coffman are brothers and partners in the business they opened in April 2007, and all they ask is to give them a chance to show what they can do, for less.
Prior to moving to White County, the Coffman brothers worked together for about 10 years in the area of Ocala, Fla. But … Read More


Lucille Tollison Dunsmore

Posted on June 25, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lucille Tollison Dunsmore, 82, of Sparta, passed away June 22, 2007.
Dunsmore was born Feb. 18, 1925, in White County, to Pleas Tollison and Lottie Massa Tollison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Quinton Dunsmore; one brother, Pleas Tollison Jr.; and one sister, Jewell Hinsley.
Survivors include one son, Paul Douglas Dunsmore and his wife Renee, of Sparta; one daughter, Carol Highsmith and her husband, Herschel, of Algood; one sister, Ida Hulse, of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Bryan Dunsmore, Andy Dunsmore, Lisa Wilkerson, Sharon Vaught; and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Vaughn.
Services were 2 p.m., June 24, 2007, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Elrod … Read More


Sparta Little League All Star teams named

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

Tammy Wilhite


Jane Allyn Broehl

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

Jane Allyn Broehl, 86, of Pleasant Hill, passed away June 7, 2007.
Broehl was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to Allen and Ester Bisantz, and lived in Downers Grove, Ill., for 52 years before moving to Cumberland County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter Broehl Jr.; and one sister.
Survivors include four children, Peter A. Broehl and his wife Margaret, of Sparta, Lawrence M. Broehl and his wife Ruth ‘Tootsie’, of Wichita, Kan., Kathryn E. Brooks and ex-husband Howard, of Duarte, Calif., Linda A. Rasmussen and her husband Keith, of Westmont, Ill.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Margaret and George Granger, … Read More


It’s the fulfillment of a dream

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

Woody Phillips
First, the name “Geezer’s” has nothing to do with the age of those to whom Andy and Kym Cline sell their motorcycles.
It is, as they assured, a term of endearment proffered by some who prefer the smaller sport-type bikes over the larger, more comfortable types some call “Geezer Glides.”
Geezer’s has been open on the Smithville Highway since Dec. 1, 2006. And the White County motorcycle outlet is the culmination of a life’s ambition of co-owner Andy Cline.
“My sisters bought me a mini bike when I was 11 years old,” he said, “and I’ve been hooked ever since.”
Andy went on to explain how … Read More


Jodie Wayne Clark

Posted on June 18, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jodie Wayne Clark, 65, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2007.
Clark was born July 21, 1941, in Coffee County, to Herbert and Flossie Adcock Clark.
He had been a truck driver 38 years.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one son, Chad Dwayne Clark and his fiancé, Sarah Ray, of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Susie Clark, of Sparta; one granddaughter, Destiny Hope Clark, of Sparta; and friends, Mildred Clark, Marvin Scott, Lynn Scott and Paul Scott.
Graveside services were 11 a.m., June 16, 2007, at Plainview Cemetery, in Cassville. Bro. Paul Bradley officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of


Little League wraps up regular season

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

Tammy Wilhite


Ellen McFeeters Turnbull

Posted on June 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ellen McFeeters Turnbull, 91, of Berea, Ky., passed away June 6, 2007.
Turnbull was born March 30, 1916, in Assuit, Egypt, to Milo C. McFeeters and Elma McFeeters, where her parents were missionaries and teachers at Asyut College.
Turnbull was a summa cum laude graduate of Geneva College and attended two years of medical school. She taught in the Overton County school system and was the last teacher at a one-room school in the Cravenstown community. She was a member of Union Church in Berea, Ky., an active community volunteer and advocate for peace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Frank J. Turnbull; … Read More


The “eyes” have it!

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

Woody Phillips
Martin W. Parod, Doctor of Optometry, may have been born, raised and educated in the Chicago-land area, but there was always something about “he South that intrigued him.
Acting upon his intuition a few years ago, Parod first moved his base of operations to Atlanta. Then, after careful deliberation, Parod decided to call Sparta, Tennessee, his home.
Parod bought the practice known as Eye Care Associates, in 2005, where many White County residents have visited Dr. James C. Wardlaw for quite some time. Parod said Wardlaw will still practice at Eye Care Associates on a limited basis, and White County native Ray Sparks, O.D. will also … Read More


Ellen McFeeters Turnbull

Posted on June 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ellen McFeeters Turnbull, 91, of Berea, Ky., passed away June 6, 2007.
Turnbull was born March 30, 1916, in Assuit, Egypt, to Milo C. McFeeters and Elma McFeeters, where her parents were missionaries and teachers at Asyut College.
Turnbull was a summa cum laude graduate of Geneva College and attended two years of medical school. She taught in the Overton County school system and was the last teacher at a one-room school in the Cravenstown community. She was a member of Union Church in Berea, Ky., an active community volunteer and advocate for peace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Frank J. Turnbull; … Read More


Welcoming new football coach to Warrior Country

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

Tammy Wilhite


Chance Jordan Milton

Posted on June 7, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Chance Jordan Milton, 21, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2007.
Milton was born Sept. 5, 1985, in Putnam County, to Rick and Glenora Winton Milton.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lester Milton.
Survivors include his parents, Rick and Glenora Winton Milton, of Sparta; one brother, Wynn Milton, of Sparta; grandparents, Jewell Milton, of Cookeville, Eleanor Winton and Glen Winton, both of Sparta; aunts and uncles, Sheila and Emit Winton, of Rickman, Jennifer and Greg Winton, of Sparta, Faye Harris, Frankie and Donna Milton, Tony and Cathy Milton, all of Cookeville, Janie and Phil Davis, of Portland, Ore.; great aunt, Ruth Mitchell, of Sparta; friends, … Read More


“Rock Solid Quality” is their motto

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

Woody Phillips
Is anyone building a new home or merely thinking about adding something special to the house that is already called home?
Then read on for a few interesting ideas to pursue.
Tennessee Cultured Marble has been an up-and-coming White County business since 1993. James Ferraro began his family-owned business in little more than a garage-sized space, on Corolla Road, 14 years ago. And just a few years ago, he moved the entire operation into a building at 9750 Crossville Highway, nearly tripling the size of his business.
Plant manager Beth Montero has been with TCM since 1998 and said TCM offers a wide variety of marble … Read More


Steve Randall Simmons

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

Steve Randall Simmons, 48, of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2007.
Simmons was born Oct. 26, 1958, in White County, to Leonard Lewis Simmons and Nellie Ruth Greene Simmons.
He had been employed in the construction industry.
Simmons was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Ruth Greene Simmons; and one brother, Leonard Allen Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Tamara ‘Tami’ Simmons, of Sparta; one son, Shawn Simmons, of Valparaiso, Ind.; father, Leonard Simmons, of Sparta; stepmother, Geneva R. Simmons, of Sparta; one brother, Richard Lewis Simmons, of Sparta; father-in-law, Thomas Richard Dorris, of Sparta; and two step-daughters, Rachel Ann Stafford and Chelsea Desiree Sherrell, both of Sparta.… Read More


Thrilling week of action at Little League parks

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

Tammy Wilhite


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