Monthly Archives: March 2008

Frona Louetta Hill

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Frona Louetta Hill, 89, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2008.
Hill was born March 24, 1918, in Overton County, to George W. Hawkins and Dora Langford Hawkins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claston Hill; one sister, Eppie Boles; four brothers, Raymond Hawkins, Milton Hawkins, Vanis Hawkins, Huel Hawkins; and two infants, Judy Ann Hill and Billie Sue Hill.
Survivors include three sons, George Alan Hill, Glenn Hill and wife Barbara, David Hill and wife Shirley, all of Sparta; seven daughters, Faye Horton and Jerald Slatton, of Doyle, Joanna Wood and husband Richard, of Orangeburg, S.C., Betty Howell, of Cookeville, Barbara Pettit, of Quebeck, … Read More


Haskel Elby Howard

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance

Haskel Elby Howard, 87, of Smithville, passed away March  24, 2008.
Howard was born to Erbie Haskel and Mertie Ovella Slagle Howard.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and two brothers, Kenneth D. Howard and Holly J. Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Chizuko Howard, of Smithville; three children, Michael Kenji Howard and wife Kelli, of Batavia, Ohio, Riki Lynn Howard and wife Gina, of Brentwood, Michiko Naomi Howard Martin and husband Tim, of Smithville; seven grandchildren, Raleigh Howard, Kenleigh Howard, Allison Howard, Slater Howard, Hayley Martin, Raiden Martin, Madeline Martin; and several … Read More


Clata Dell Horton

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clata Dell Horton, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2008.
Horton was born Jan. 20, 1922, in White County, to Johnny McPeak and Stella Davis McPeak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mason Horton; and one brother, J.B. McPeak.
Survivors include three sisters, Ernestine Boyd, Laurine McPeak, Mattie Cruise; one niece, Gail Blankenship and husband Dale; two nephews, Steve Boyd and wife Debra, Ron Cruise and wife Beverly; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were 2 p.m., March 17, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Connie Elaine Webb

Posted on March 25, 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; brothers, Daniel Killian, of McMinnville, and Keith Webb, of Illinois; boyfriend, … Read More


Margaret Smith Stampfli

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margaret Smith Stampfli, 88, passed away March 23, 2008.
Stampfli was the daughter of Victor and Ruby Swindell Smith.
She was retired from the State of Tennessee, with 30 years service in the women’s prison system.
Stampfli was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Stephen Stampfli; and brother, Lester Smith.
Survivors include her son, Paul David Stampfli Dracos, of Nashville; daughters, Carolyn Stampfli and Janie Layne and husband Bobby, of Gruetli-Laager; brother, Hershel Lee Smith, of Adairsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Gravesides services will be 2 p.m., March 25, 2008, at Bethlehem Cemetery, in Doyle.
Layne Funeral Home, in Palmer, is in charge of … Read More


Warriors blanked by Blackman

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warrior baseball team had a tough outing against Blackman Monday, March 24th. 


They’re held to a higher standard

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The recent case surrounding Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley has, I’m sure, had many Tennesseeans closely looking at their own law enforcement officers with a much more scrutinizing eye.
Headley’s addiction to pain-killers was not the main issue. The issue was about how he allegedly obtained those drugs.
Law enforcement officers must be held to a higher standard than the general public. They have sworn to uphold the laws set forth in their states and communities. Therefore, this requires them to stop and think about every movement and action in their lives. Sure, they are human and will make errors in judgment. However, when they swear under oath … Read More


WCHS Class of 1983 planning 25th reunion

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Class of 1983 25-year Reunion

Preparations are currently underway for the the 25-year reunion of White County High School’s Class of 1983.  The reunion will be held May24th at the Agricultural Complex at the White County Fairgrounds.  Invitations are getting ready to be sent.   The committee wants to ensure that everyone gets an invitation.  Just don’t assume, they have the correct address.  Please email current addresses to pistol@myspartanews.com


No one injured in school bus crash

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash Tuesday afternoon on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. Farmakis, … Read More

Connie Diane Keiber

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Connie Diane Keiber, 61, of Saint Marys, Ohio, passed away March 22, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Keiber was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Connersville, Ind., to Eugene A. and Josephine Hendricks Wedding.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crist, Diane Rosell, both of St. Marys, Ohio; one son, Christopher Keiber, of Wapak, Ohio; and two nephews, Will Nunnery and Ernest Wagner, both of Sparta.
Services will be March 27, 2008, in St. Mary’s, Ohio.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


No one injured in Tuesday school bus crash

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 
Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. … Read More

2nd meth lab discovered in a week

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shawn Troglin

While two White County Sheriff Department officers were attempting to recover a stolen vehicle in the northwestern portion of the county, they discovered a second meth lab in less than a week.
Shawn Troglin, of Sparta, was charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to Deputy Dale Bumbalough, Deputy Craig Wilson and Sgt. Jody O’Dell were at a residence on Carter Road, just off Tollisontown Road, when they observed Troglin drive by, “acting suspicious.”
“It looked like he was going to turn in,” said Bumbalough. “But when he saw the officers, he went to a neighbor’s house.”
The incident began around 7 p.m., March 18, 2008.… Read More


Legislative Wrap up For the Week of March 21, 2008

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

State Representative Charles Curtiss

This has been the busiest week of the year.  Representatives from the Putnam, Warren and White County Farm Bureaus visited us this week and spoke to us about the various issues they were interested in this year. We also had representatives from the nursing home industry visiting the legislature to speak with us about the issues they were interested in this year.
As I told you last week we had over 500 bills in the various committees this week. Each day from 8 AM until 5PM it was virtually non stop.  Next week there are 494 bills scheduled in the various committees.
This week … Read More


Dancing to Elvis

Posted on March 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Life is only beginning at a place where fun and entertainment abounds.

Assisted Living residents at Life Care Center of Sparta enjoy a little twirl across the dance floor. Patty Cusick, activities therapist, partners with Tommy Thomas as the two sway to an Elvis Presley tune sung by Life Care entertainer Woody Phillips.


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