Monthly Archives: November 2007

WCHS teams ground Jets and Lady Jets

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

Tammy Wilhite
Off to the races.
It’s off to the races for the Warriors after Stewart Mitchell comes up with a steal and looks to get the ball ahead to Kyle Delaney.
The Warriors rolled to the 80-52 win over the Cumberland County Jets.


Lavaughn Franklin Young

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

Lavaughn Franklin Young, 35, of Smithville, passed away Nov. 26, 2007.
Young was born April 8, 1972, to Ronnie Lavaughn Young and Velda England Cope.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Treva England, Roy Vaughn Young, and one uncle, Roger Dale Young.
Survivors include his mother, Velda England Cope, of Smithville; his father, Ronnie Lavaughn Young, of Sparta; his step-father, Clyde Cope, of Smithville; two brothers, Darren Young and his wife Carol, Jeremy Brian Young, all of Sparta; his grandmother, Virgie Young, of Smithville; aunt and uncle, Darlene and Mike Zinsky, of Sparta; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be … Read More


WCHS takes pair from Coffee County

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

Tammy Wilhite
Laying it in for two.
Corey Johnson, shown above getting ready to lay the ball in following a steal, came off the bench to score 14 points in the Warriors’ 88-45 romp over Coffee County last Tuesday.
WCHS travels to Cumberland County this Tuesday.


Joshua Ray Orris

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

Joshua Ray Orris, 17, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 17, 2007.
Orris was born Feb. 28, 1990, to Stanley Orris and Leah Blodgett Orris.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Leah Blodgett Orris and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thadeus Blodgett and Ralph and Juanita Orris.
Survivors include his father, Stanley Orris, of Sparta; one brother, Jeremiah Blodgett, of Sparta; three aunts, Tricia Leatham, of Gallatin, Billie Clark, Marylene Yates, both of Quebeck; and one uncle, Mark Orris, of Cookeville.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time. Bro. Doug Benningfield will officiate the service.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Baxter Felton

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

Daniel Baxter “Brack” Felton Sr., 89, of Sparta passed away Nov. 19, 2007.
Felton was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Nashville, to Charlie Clay Felton and Zula Mae Robbins Felton.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a farmer.
Felton was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jay Felton; and two sisters, Charlie Mae Hudgens and Edna Elkins.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Passons Felton, of Sparta; six children, Linda Kay Carter and husband Ray, of Lincoln, Ark., Dan Felton and wife Dortha, Peggy Dodson and husband Mike, all of Sparta, Judie Kirby and husband Earl, of Spencer, Reba Slatten and … Read More


Trading with flare

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

Renee Bouldin
D&S Trading Post owner, Sandra Holman has spent most of her life learning the craftsmanship of her Native American heritage.
Holman and her mother Doris Caton traveled for years as vendors on the Native American Pow-Wow circuit. Always remembering their heritage, the two remained devoted to the traditional ways of handcrafting jewelry, Native American regalia and artwork.
Since her mother’s death a few years ago, Holman has carried on her legacy of handcrafted pieces. Each item is made of only real materials such as: bone, glass, brass, silver, gold, copper and stone. She only uses real animal hides and carries a wide variety of hides and … Read More


Katherine Jane Porter

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

Katherine Jane Porter, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2007.
Porter was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to Leonard Ralph Snyder and Bertha Caroline Williams Snyder.
She was a retired secretary for Ethyl Corporation in Detroit, Mich.
Porter was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Brooks Porter; and one son, Leonard Kevin Porter.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Snyder Porter, of Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Pamela Porter Sanders and husband Larry, of Sparta, Priscilla Porter Adkins and husband Dan, of Huntington Woods, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 2007, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial … Read More


Gribble and McDonald named to All Region team

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

Tammy Wilhite
Making the stops.
Seth McDonald earned a spot on the All Region 4-4A team this season.
McDonald, a junior, led the Warriors in tackles and was the second leading rusher on the team.


Ola Mae Vaughn

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

Ola Mae Vaughn, 76, of McMinnville, passed away Nov. 8, 2007.
Vaughn was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Warren County, to Worth Dennie Jones and Nora Lee Masters.
She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and had been a restaurant cook.
Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Estel Vaughn; and one son, James Dennie Vaughn.
Survivors include nine children, Estel Lee Vaughn, of Smyrna, Ola Ann Vaughn, of Rock Island, Norma Louise Hill, of McMinnville, Joyce Mai Allen, of McMinnville, Brenda Kay Fann, of Rock Island, Kenneth Ray Vaughn, John Hershel Vaughn, of McMinnville, Betty Jean Saldivar, of Rock Island, Eddie Dean Vaughn, … Read More


Painting up for ‘war’

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

Renee Bouldin
Ray Tollar and his son Lake have been making plans for their new business for a long time.
Originally from Florida, the Tollar family moved to Tennessee in hopes of building their dream. With nine months of preparation, Warfare Paintball has four of its six fields open for business. The fields can accommodate up to 40 people at a time. They are public fields, and no reservations are required. Business hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. A person must be at least 10 years old to play.
There are four different types of fields available: speedball, assault field, urban field and woodsball.
There are … Read More


Cora Lerline Winnett

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

Cora Lerline Winnett, 91, of Lewisburg, passed away Nov. 7, 2007.
Winnett was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Giles County, to Lewis A. and Mammie Jones DeFoe.
She was a member of Westvue Church of Christ and had retired from Durango Boot Company.
Winnett was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Smith D. Winnett; and one son, John Winnett.
Survivors include two sons, Monte Winnett, of Lewisburg, Randy Winnett, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three sisters, Zelma Thompson, Margarette Cashion, Jodie Bone, all of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, Dee Winnett, Jeremy Winnett, Boyd Winnett, Nathalie Asher; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were 1 p.m., Nov. 7, 2007, at London Funeral … Read More


Warriors have first preseason scrimmage

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

Tammy Wilhite


William ‘Bill’ Martin Selby

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

William Martin Selby, 72, of Walling, passed away Nov. 5, 2007.
Selby was born Aug. 6, 1935, in White County, to Alpha Desol Selby and Vera Lou Hunt Selby.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a farmer.
Selby was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Jim Selby, Bob Selby, Ernest Selby and Johnnie Selby.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Dunn Selby, of Walling; one daughter, Angela Randolph and husband Rondal, of Sparta; one son, Glen Flatt, of Baxter; two grandchildren, Kristie Randolph Howell, Brian Randolph, both of Sparta; two sisters, Peggy Green, of Sparta, Fran Meeks, of Metter, … Read More


Cinda Peruski Prince

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

Cinda Peruski Prince, 37, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 2, 2007.
Prince was born July 21, 1970, to Daniel and Betty Peruski.
She served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer “USS Briscoe” with the George Washington carrier/battle group as a gunners mate during Desert Storm. Her ship was designated the “Good Will Ship” during a Mediterranean tour for foreign dignitaries and was honored for being “the best aim on the ship with a 5-inch gun.”
Prince played the flute, cello, and piano, and sang soprano in the church and honor choirs. She participated in long distance running and gymnastics. She loved to vacation in the Great Smoky … Read More


Robert Haston England

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

Robert Haston England, 75, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 31, 2007.
England was born July 22, 1932, in White County, to Willie Allen England and Roxie Lee Cooper England.
He served in the Korean War and retired from General Motors in Dayton, Ohio, before moving back to his childhood home. A member of North Sparta Church of Christ, England enjoyed gardening and bird watching.
England was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margaret England Webb; and three brothers, Thurman “Doc” England, James “Ed” Edward England, and Charles England.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty Jo Cravens England; one son, Jeff England; two daughters and … Read More


Football season wraps up this Friday at Warrior Stadium

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

Tammy Wilhite


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