Monthly Archives: March 2008

Pamela Jane Vaughn

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Jane Vaughn, 73, of McMinnville, passed away March 30, 2008.
Vaughn was born March 3, 1935, in White County to Smith and Monte Davis Wallace.
She retired as a cook with the Warren County High School and as a caretaker for the elderly. Vaughn was a member of Bridges of Hope Fellowship Church and was an active member of the Senior Citizen Center.
Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, James Wallace, Powell Wallace and Bobby Wallace.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Vaughn; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Frank Southard, all of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Virginia Wallace, of … Read More


Owen William Andrews

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance

Owen William Andrews, 85, of Cookeville passed away March 28, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Andrews was born Jan. 4, 1923, in White County, to William Labourn and Emma Catherine Stamps Andrews.
He was a member of Algood Church of Chris and a retired meat cutter with Garner’s Grocery, in Norcross, Ga. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving at Iwo Jima and Angaur.
Andrews was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Odell, Othal and Jimmy Andrews.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Estelle Mattie Featherston Andres, of Cookeville; daughter and her spouse, Gina … Read More


Judy Duane Haston

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Judy Duane Haston, 56, a resident of Nashville, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2008, at her residence. She is the daughter of Margaret Haston, of Sparta.
Haston was born Dec. 13, 1951, in White County.
Funeral arrangements will be complete by 2 p.m., March 31, 2008.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Kate Stone Merriman

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Kate Stone Merriman, 89, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Sparta, passed away March 28, 2008.
Merriman was born Dec. 1, 1918, in White County, to Walter C. Stone and Pearlie Estelle Officer Stone.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mitchell V. Merriman; brothers, L.D. Stone and J.T. Stone; and daughter, Mary Don Prestridge.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Michael and Sherry Merriman, of Aurora, Ill., and Mark and Amy Merriman, of Cranford, N.J.; two daughters and their spouses, Connie and Randall Griffin, of West Plains, Mo., and Kathy and Bobby Bryant, of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Judy Merriman, of Read More


James B. Cumby

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James B. Cumby, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 28, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Cumby was the son of Casto and Elsie Hyder Cumby.
He was preceded in death his sisters, Bonnie King, Frances Howard and Anna Pauline Young; stepmother, Ruby Cumby; and brothers-in-law, Vestal Howard, Ed Young and Hollis Garrett.
Cumby had been employed by City of Sparta.
Survivors include his special friend and companion, Thelma Louise Davis, of Sparta; four sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Roy Davenport, of Crossville, Mary Joy Barrett, of Crossville, Betty Jean and James Selby, of Pikeville, and Charlotte and Jack Rollins, of … Read More


Three arrested after altercation on baseball field

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A high school baseball player, and reportedly his parents were arrested and charged with assault after an altercation with the coach after a game against Lebanon on March 18.   
According to warrants obtained by Brian Everett and signed by Judge Sam Benningfield, on March 19, 2008, Tyler E. Mills, 18, Sharon R. Mills, 44, and David Cletus Mills, 40, all of the same address in Sparta, were charged with assault and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in court March 28.
The incident allegedly occurred while the players were gathering for their post game meeting with the coach and the crowd was beginning to disperse.According to Read More


Ida Mae Staples

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ida Mae Staples, 78, of Columbia City, passed away March 20, 2008.
 Staples was born Dec. 15, 1929, in White County, to Samuel and Rosetta Barker Mitchell.
 Her formative years were spent in Sparta, where she completed her education at White County High School.
On Oct. 24, 1953, she married James L. Staples. They made their first home in Columbia City. They resided in Chicago for almost 20 years, returning to Columbia in 1973.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Staples, and a sister, Mildred Marie Bertolotti.
Survivors include her husband, James Staples; one son, James S. Staples, of … Read More


Tennie Elizabeth (Betty) Hollingsworth

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennie Elizabeth (Betty) Hollingsworth, 78, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Hollingsworth was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Sparta, to Jimmy Alley and Minnie Williams Alley.   
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Bates (Bill) Hollingsworth; son, William Bates Hollingsworth Jr.; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include one son and spouse, Mike and Elaine Hollingsworth, of Sparta; daughter and spouse, Sherrie and William Holman, of Knoxville; sister and spouse, Louise and Hollis Colley, of Sparta; four grandchildren, Jake Abney, Jennifer Thurman, Sherrill (Biskie) Holman and Travis Holman; two great-grandchildren, Michael Clay Thurman and William Thurman.… Read More


James B. Cumby

Posted on March 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James B. Cumby, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 28, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  


Connie Elaine Webb

Posted on March 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Connie Elaine Webb, 52, of Sparta, passed away Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the residence of her mother, in McMinnville.
Webb was born March 28, 1955, to Jean Hawkins Killian and William Morgan Webb.
She was a former employee of Mallory Controls, Putnam Dental Lab and Service Transport.
Webb was preceded in death by her father and an uncle, Raymond Hawkins.
Survivors include her daughter and spouse, Robynn Qualls Nash and Joel Nash, of Sparta; mother and special friend, Jean Hawkins Killian and Dexter Brady, of McMinnville; grandsons, Dalton, Tucker, Briley and Christian Nash, of Sparta; two sisters and spouses, Sherry and Rick Hughes, of Knoxville, and … Read More


Warriors blanked by Blackman in district series

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the throw. Joseph Johnson makes the throw from third to first during Monday’s game at home against Blackman. The Blaze swept the Warriors in the District 7AAA series. The baseball team hosts Bledsoe County Thursday and Coffee County Friday.

Jaylen Qualls fields the ball at second

Wesley Dickson at the plate

    The District 7AAA baseball schedule is set up where each team plays back-to-back games with each district opponent.  This format was put into place several years ago because of a guy by the name of David Price, who pitched for Blackman.
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    When Price was pitching for Blackman, the coaches made good … Read More


WCHS soccer picks up road win at Coffee County

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Controlling the ball. Franklin Austin controls the soccer ball during a recent game. The Warrior soccer team is 2-1 after their 4-1 win over Coffee County Tuesday. They host Cumberland County today at 5 p.m.

Stephen Mackie uses his head

    The WCHS soccer team took to the road for the first time this season and came back to Sparta with a 4-1 win in hand.
    The Warriors, who had been idle over a week, defeated the Coffee County Red Raiders for their second victory of the season improving to 2-1 overall.  The Warriors built a 1-0 halftime lead and never trailed in the contest.
    Coach Ross Fann commented … Read More


Body and More

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Body and More


Tennis defeated by Lebanon

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Justin Turney

    The WCHS tennis teams returned to action for the first time in a week and were handily defeated in District 7AAA action by Lebanon.
    Justin Turney kept the day from being a complete sweep by Lebanon as he won the match between the top two boys’ seeds.  He took the 8-4 victory.  From there, it was all Lebanon.
    Other singles scores:
Puryear def. Tyler Brady 8-3
Misinphon def. Tyler Rash 8-0
Morgan def. Conlon Cash 8-2
Lannon def. J.T. Randolph 8-1
Reeder def.  Deric Young 8-1
Fyke def. Kim Madge 6-0
Morgan def. Star Simpson 8-0
Conaster def. Chelsea Sims 8-0
McElfey def. Lauren Cannon 8-0… Read More


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