Monthly Archives: October 2007

Towne Creek Antiques and Furniture

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

Renee Bouldin
Owner Ray Spivey opened Towne Creek Antiques and Furniture a little more than a year ago.
Spivey acquires most of his merchandise through storage unit auctions. He also buys, sells and trades almost anything.
Spivey is lining his shelves with hundreds of Christmas items including, trees, ornaments, inflatables and outside decorations. He also has a wide variety of pink and green Depression glassware selling for up $1,000 and dating back to the 1800s. Spivey recently received a beautiful collection of Shawnee pottery and bowls. Tools, antique coke machines, furniture, washers, dryers, jewelry, TV’s and baseball cards are also available to buy or trade.
“We are liable … Read More

Mary Etta Hines

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

Mary Etta Hines, 79, of McMinnville, passed away Oct. 24, 2007.
Hines was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Warren County, to Frank Cheatham and Tennie Mae Davis Hillis.
She was a member of West River Church of Christ and had been a homemaker.
Hines was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Franklin Hines; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Lynda Hines, of Sparta; one grandson, Charlie Ray Hines, of Sparta; three sisters, Shirley Manus, of McMinnville, Betty Minton and husband Billy, of Campaign, Edna Ledbetter, of Centertown; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Doshie Hines, of Smyrna, Virginia and J.H. … Read More

Warriors set to take on state’s #2 ranked team

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

Tammy Wilhite

Calvert Russell Petre

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

Calvert Russell Petre, 78, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 22, 2007.
Petre was born May 31, 1929, in Hagerstown, Md., to Paul and Elizabeth Petre.
He was a retired farmer and member of the White County Mennonite Church.
Petre was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rhoda Petre Witmer; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Ada E. Hege Petre; four sons, John Petre, of Manton, Mich., Glen Petre, of Altamont, Chester Petre, of Mt. Perry, Ohio, Ivan Petre, of Sparta; four daughters, Eunice Martin and husband Timothy, of Rock Springs, Ellen Witmer and husband Elmer Enos, of Lebanon, Pa., Aletha Petre, … Read More

The journey begins with a single stitch

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

Renee Bouldin
Simply Southern Quilts and Gifts owner and operator Cheryl Hackett has been in the retail business for many years.
For the past 21 years, she was the manager of the Cookeville Mall. Now, she has made a life-long dream come true. Hackett explained originally she and her sisters had wanted to open a store together. But because of the distance between them, it wasn’t feasible. So, Hackett ventured out on her own. And with the support of her family and friends, Hackett has opened a store that reflects her passions in life – quilting and sewing.
Simply Southern Quilts and Gifts offers a variety of top … Read More

Thelma Edith Cunningham

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

Thelma Edith Cunningham, 82, passed away Oct. 17, 2007.
Cunningham was born July 22, 1925, in White County, to Elmer Burchett and Sara Davis Burchett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Arvel Cunningham.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Michele Cunningham; two daughters, Lydia Poe, Edith Fry and her husband Jeff; three brothers, Delbert Burchett and wife Jewell, James Burchett and wife Patricia, Clellon Burchett and wife Nell; three sisters, Arrie Belle Neely, Veneta Tindel, Reba Clark; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were 11 a.m., Oct. 20, 2007, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Lost Creek Cemetery.

WCHS soccer season ends in district tourney

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

Tammy Wilhite

Ruth M. Estes

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

Ruth Estes, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 16, 2007.
Estes was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Covington, Ky., to Homer Marksberry and Carrie May Marksberry.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ed Rapp, of Sparta, Debbie and John Wildermuth, of Port Richey, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Nancy Estes, of Sparta; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

‘Painting’ the town with a mighty Warrior

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

Renee Bouldin
Charlie and Felicia Holman are living a lifelong dream of operating their paintball supply store.
The couple opened Warrior Paintball and Farm Supply store last November and are working on building clientele. However, the pair has been in the business of selling paintball related items since July 2005.
The store does not offer a paintball field, but will recommend places in the area, including one that will soon be opening in Walling called Warfare Paintball.
“To get going, you have to have a marker, a mask, an air tank or C-0-2 tank and possibly a hopper,” said Charlies. “A marker is basically a gun. They are … Read More

Mack David Alexander

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

Mack David Alexander, 65, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 11, 2007.
Alexander was born Aug. 6, 1942, in Davidson County, to Austin Alexander and Betty McMillen Harbin.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and had been a truck and tour bus driver.
Alexander was preceded in death by is father, Austin Alexander, and his step-father, Elbert Harbin.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda S. Alexander, of Sparta; four daughters, Jackie Crow, of Nashville, Laura Grogan and husband Johnnie, of Cookeville, Vickie Whited, of Nashville, Lora Hicks and husband Doug, of Cookeville; two sons-in-law, Troy Crow, of Nashville, Randy Whited, of Pleasant View; his mother, Betty … Read More

Warriors travel to Brainerd Friday

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

Tammy Wilhite

Joshua Todd Smith

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

Joshua Todd Smith, 19, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 9, 2007, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Smith had been a timber worker and attended Clark’s Chapel Church of God.
He is survived by his parents, Terry Dean and Renette Smith, of Spencer; one brother and sister-in-law, Jason D. and Angel Madewell, of Spencer; fiancée, Heather Kerr, of Spencer; two nieces, Ashlynn and Jayden Madewell, both of Spencer; grandparents, Betty Jean Madewell, of Spencer, the late Bill Madewell, and the late Junior and Pauline Smith; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of special friends.
Services will be noon, Oct. 12, 2007, at Love-Cantrell-Cope Spencer Chapel, with … Read More

Inspections ire some Doyle residents

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

Renee Bouldin
An effort to make Doyle property owners clean up around their properties has caused on alderman to angrily respond to the initiative.
Aldermen Ray Spivey and Randy Wiliford presented the board with a review of the community cleanup report.
The two aldermen presented the board with detailed photos and addresses of the homes and businesses in violation of city ordinances. Even public officials were named at the meeting.
Letters are being drafted, and offenders will be given a 30-day notice to clean up their properties. After 30 days, the homes will be reviewed. If they are still in violation they will be served a fine for … Read More

Take advantage of National Kitchen and Bath Month

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

Renee Bouldin
October is National Kitchen and Bath Month and is a good time for homeowners to check out the many ideas on how to make over the room where many families spend their majority of their time.
Most consumers do not realize that their kitchens or baths are in need of repair or updating. With new homes showcasing open floor plans and emphasis on spending time with the family, the kitchen is once again becoming the center of the home.
According to National Kitchen and Bath Association, the kitchen is becoming more than just a food preparation area in today’s society. Yet, on average, the kitchen still … Read More

Mid-State Garage Doors opens up new ideas

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

Renee Bouldin
Mid-State Garage Doors is owned by Arvin Moyer and operated by manager Clement Diller. The business is located at 243 Mayberry Street and is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday and Saturday by appointment only.
“Our main thing is installation of garage doors,” said Diller. “We also service doors.”
The average cost of a residential garage door is hard to quote, but “a standard residential door is anywhere from $700 to $1200,” said Diller.
Mid-State Garage Doors carries a number of door brands. The main brands they offer are Doorlink and Liftmaster.
There are two types of garage doors, Diller explains, “Basic Square raised panel … Read More

Barker promoted to police investigator

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Travis Barker, a sergeant with Sparta Police Department, was unanimously approved Thursday night by city officials to fill the position of investigator that was left vacant with the recent retirement of a longtime officer.
Investigator Harold Blankenship, who had worked for Sparta Police Department since the early 1980s, retired in September. Blankenship began his law enforcement career in the early 1970s under the administration of Sheriff William Hickey. The police department later hired him, where he remained until his recent retirement.
Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth appeared before Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its Thursday meeting to request the promotion of Barker, who … Read More

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