Monthly Archives: April 2008

Butcher is on the cutting edge of recovery

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

A life-changing occurrence that literally happened in the blink of an eye has left one White County family dealing with the aftermath of their son’s injuries while also attempting to explain to him about the death of his best friend. 
Don Butcher, who was visibly emotional as he talked about Oct. 6, 2007, keeps a close watch over his son, 15-year-old Jackson. A patient voice quietly instructs Jackson in the simplest things, such as when to sit and when to keep his hands at his side. This is all a part of the teenager’s therapy at Life Care Center of Sparta as he recovers from a car crash … Read More


Arter Parker “A.P.” Baker

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

In honor and remembrance for service to his country.

Arter Parker “A.P.” Baker, 88, of Spencer, passed away April 29, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Baker was born May 22, 1919, to Arter Parker Baker and Laura Lawson Baker.
Baker had been a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer where he was a deacon. He was a World War II veteran and a retired Van Buren County judge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Amanda Hillis  Baker; brother, Rufus Baker; and three sisters, Rosetta Craig, Revena Forsythe, Frances Nunley.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Ray Baker and wife Claudene, of Spencer, Robert … Read More


Mildred Gladys Maynard Qualls

Posted on April 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Gladys Maynard Qualls, 73 of Sparta, passed away Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Qualls was born Oct. 30, 1934, to Toy and Mertie Cleo Clouse Maynard.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Eugene Qualls.
Survivors include one son Ricky E. Qualls and wife Kathy, of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Krystal Qualls and Ryan Qualls, both of Cookeville; one brother, Herman Floyd Maynard and wife Joyce of Sparta; and one sister, Helen Williams and husband Roger of Sparta.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., May 1, 2008, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends … Read More


Rosia Lee Ward

Posted on April 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rosia Lee Ward, 75, of McMinnville, passed away April 27, 2008, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Ward was of the Baptist faith and had been a factory worker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Evelyn Carter Gilreath; two sisters, Beatrice Grisby, Thelma White; and five brothers, Tory Gilreath, Porter Gilreath, Raymond Gilreath, Charles Gilreath, Cullum Gilreath.
Survivors include one daughter, Rose Caten and husband Howard, of McMinnville; one grandchild,
Joshua Dillion Caten, of McMinnville; two sisters, Mae Conant and husband Ray, Mary Jones, all of Sparta; five brothers, Paul Gilreath and wife Betty, of Sparta; George Gilreath and wife Morrel, of Lafeatte, Kenny … Read More


Road Trips

Posted on April 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

         You know one of the best things about my job.  It’s all the really neat road trips I get to take.  (Well, at least before gas prices rose so ridiculously high.)

            So let me divulge a little secret.  The games I go to are only a small part of the fun.  My gang and I have made a regular occurrence of going to Buffalo Wild Wings in Murfreesboro or Chattanooga or wherever we can find one.  I think that’s the best part of going to Murfreesboro a bazillion times per year. 

            Buffalo Wild Wings has really good wings and while waiting on your food you get to play … Read More


William Clark “Bill” Gilliam

Posted on April 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance for service to his country.

William Clark “Bill” Gilliam, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 28, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Gilliam was born March 29, 1926, in White County, to Charlie Gilliam and Jessie Reed Gilliam.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had been employed at Wagner Electric.
Gilliam was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Lowery Gilliam, of Sparta; one son, Denny Gilliam and wife Joan, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Jennifer Gilliam and Chelsey Gilliam, both of Sparta; one grandson, Chaz Gilliam, of Sparta; special brother-in-law, Cecil Elliot, of Sparta; and … Read More


WCHS softball swept by Cookeville in two-game series

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

Miya Teeples

Holly Selby

    The White County High School softball team took on archrival, Cookeville, on back-to-back nights in District 7AAA action, but couldn’t come up with a win in either game.
    Each team honored their two seniors on each respective home field, but in the end, it was Cookeville who got the better of the two senior night contests.  Cookeville took a 10-1 win on Wednesday.  Thursday’s game was closer, but the Lady Cavs still polished off a 5-1 victory.
    Wednesday’s game, which was postponed from an earlier date, was at Sparta and the team started the game a little misty eyed after honoring seniors, Ashley Brock … Read More


WCHS softball drops two more heartbreakers

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

Markie Voyles

    For the lack of a better way to describe the Warriorettes fortunes in close games, they are just snake bit.  
Four out of their last six games, they have lost in the bottom of the last inning of the game.  The latest two of those were in a doubleheader on Friday at Franklin County High School.
The teams got together to play a pair of five-run games and both went right down to the wire.  Franklin County broke the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth for the win.  The second game was also scheduled for just five innings, but the teams played to a … Read More


WCHS swept by Siegel to wrap up 7AAA regular season

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

Wesley Dickson gets caught in a rundown.

Jaylen Qualls throws to first baseman, James Guth.

Senior pitcher, Drew Haston, threw five strong innings in the 3-2 loss to Siegel.

    The White County High school baseball team wrapped up their District 7AAA regular season with a series against Siegel.
    The Warriors were not able to get the goose egg out of the win column in district games, but after Siegel showed their power in a 14-1 win on Friday, the Warriors had the Stars on the ropes at home Saturday before narrowly falling 3-2.
    Friday’s meeting at Siegel was all about the power of the Siegel Stars as they … Read More


Sarah E. Hall

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


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Sarah Evelene Hall, 60, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2008, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville.
Hall was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Cumberland County, to Walter Cagle and Zella Troglen Cagle.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Hall of Sparta; daughter, Jennifer Boggs of Sparta; son, Steven Hall, of Sparta; grandson, Ryan Boggs, of Sparta; father, Walter Cagle, of Pikeville; and sister, Mary Cunningham, of Pikeville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., April 30, 2008, in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., April 29, 2008, at the … Read More


WCHS soccer team adds another victory

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

Warrior senior soccer player, Kris Jones

    A little over a week ago, the White County High School soccer team played host to Jackson County in front of the WCHS student body.
The Warriors returned the favor and went to Gainesboro on Friday and played in front of the JCHS student body.  No matter the location, the Warriors were able to record the shut out victory picking up their ninth win with the 5-0 victory.
The Warriors got off to a quick start in the game with the first three goals being scored on headers.  Just four minutes into the contest, WCHS senior, Kris Jones, headed in a goal … Read More


Singled out in a crowd

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

The Thursday, April 24th, edition of The Expositor reported that B.K. Luna, of Luna and Son Tires, was found to be in violation of the state ethics law by doing business with the county school system. Since Mr. Luna is a county commissioner, sate ethics law prohibits such action. The penalty is a class C misdemeanor.
What bothers me is the fact that other commissioners also do business with the county, yet Mr. Luna was the only one cited. I, for one, believe that we need a strong ethics law, but how it was handled was not fair or accurate. This is not to say that … Read More


Brenda Sue Oakwood

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

Brenda Sue Oakwood, 55, of Spencer, passed away April 20, 2008.
Oakwood was born Nov. 13, 1952, in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Milton Yates and Willie M. Reeves Yates.
She was preceded in death by one son, James Allen Yates.
Survivors include her husband, Lewis Oakwood, of Spencer; one daughter, Brenda A. Brymer, of Spencer; three sons, Michael L. Oakwood, Whitney G. Oakwood, Dennis L. Oakwood, all of Spencer; mother, Willie Morine Yates, of Spencer; father, James Milton Yates, of Spencer; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., April 23, 2008, at Spencer Funeral … Read More


Sarah E. Hall

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

Sarah E. Hall, 60, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2008, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Levon Steele

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

Charles Levon Steele, 59, of Doyle, passed away April 23, 2008.
Steele was born Dec. 7, 1948, in White County, to Charles Hobert Steele and Elene Terry Steele.
He was employed at Thomas Industries.
Steele was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors included his wife, Shirley Jane Roberts, of Doyle; one son, Waymon Steele and wife Kendra, of Sparta; two grandsons, Blake Steele, Mason Steele, both of Sparta; brother, Bobby Steele, of Sparta.
Funeral services were 11 a.m., April 25, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Ray Wilmoth officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


William R. Snodgrass

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

In honor and remembrance of William R. Snodgrass who faithfully served his country.

William R. Snodgrass, 85, of Nashville, formerly of White County, passed away April 21, 2008.
Snodgrass was born Sept. 15, 1922, in White County, Robert James and Nannie Lee Robinson Snodgrass.
He had been a comptroller, state politician, and served in the U.S. military.  He was also a member of Woodmont Christian Church.
Snodgrass was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Robert Snodgrass; and one nephew, Chris Snodgrass.
Snodgrass is survived by his wife, Faye Birdwell Snodgrass, of Gallatin; two daughters, Dr. Emily Bailey, of D.C., Plano, Texas, and S. … Read More


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