Monthly Archives: April 2009

School bus crashes into tractor-trailer

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The driver of a White County school bus and nine students were taken to White County Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries April 29, at approximately 7:30 a.m., after their bus crashed with a tractor-trailer on McMinnville Highway near Sunset Drive. [VIDEO BY GREG ENGLAND]


John Martin Bradley

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Martin Bradley, 64, of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away recently in Chattanooga.
Mr. Bradley was a native of Sparta and the son of Charlie and Juanita Bradley.
He had been a resident of Cleveland 43 years. Mr. Bradley was a graduate of White County High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and master’s degree from Ohio University. Mr. Bradley retired after 35 years of service at Cleveland State Community College. During these years, he had two sabbatical leaves, with one year at NYC and one year at UTK, where he worked on his PhD. Mr. Bradley was granted Emeritus status at CSCC in … CONTINUED


Teacher Appreciation

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teacher Appreciation


Mildred Christine Johnson Harrel

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Christine Sellers Johnson Harrel, 79, of Sparta, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.

Mrs. Sellers was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Berry, Ala., to Ed and Addie Mae Ray Sellers.
She had been a minister.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Harrel, of Sparta along with several other relatives that will be available later.
Funeral service will be at H.M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, in Sandy Springs, Ga.
Complete arrangements are not yet available.
 

Warrior soccer team defeats Warren County

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School soccer team earned their first-ever 7AAA win by defeating Warren County 4-1.


Decades

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Decades


James Lewis Boswell

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to this country.

James Lewis Boswell, 71, of Livingston, passed away April 25, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Boswell was born July 23, 1937, in Overton County, to Andrew Lloyd and Mary Lou Bilbrey Boswell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked in home building construction.     
Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Juanita Boswell; and an infant brother.
Survivors include two sons, Andrew Boswell and wife, Tabitha, of Cookeville, Grant Boswell and wife Amy, of Sparta; three sisters, Nilene Masters, of Nashville, Estelle Turner, of Livingston, Mattie Gunter, of Indianapolis; three brothers, Ward … CONTINUED


Rubye Fletcher Baker

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rubye Fletcher Baker, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 27, 2009, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Ola Tollison

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edna Ola Tollison, 93, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 23, 2009, in Ohio.
Mrs. Tollison was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Sparta, to George and Mary Bussell Tollison.  
She retired in 1974 from Continental Can, in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Tollison was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, Lois Elideridge, Verbie Massa, Myrtle Sliger, Virgil Tollison, Pleas Tollison, Sam Tollison, Lemon Tollison, Leman Tollison, John Tollison, Ova Lovins and Dovie Tollison, and close friend, Everett “Ike” Lober.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends, Richard and Betsy Wiggins.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., April 29, 2009, at Pistole Baptist Church, with … CONTINUED


Coal Mining History Fair is May 3

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Back in time. The rich history of the coal-mining era in White County will be revisited when the 15th Annual Coal Mining History Fair kicks into gear at BonDeCroft Elementary School.

Slice of life. Visitors will get a feel for what life was like for the hard working men (and boys) who spent countless hours deep in the ground bringing out that black gold.

The public is invited to attend the 15th annual Coal Mining History Fair on May 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., at BonDeCroft Elementary School, to get a unique taste of the times during coal mining days in White County.
The event celebrates the rich history … CONTINUED


Laura Pearl Roberts Smith

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laura Pearl Roberts Smith, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 14, 1934, in White County, to Cecil and Louann Shuster Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Smith; four brothers, Roy Lee Roberts, James Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Cecil Ray Roberts; sister, Opal Pollard; and two stepdaughters, Wanda Gilbert and Judith Bentley.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Poling, of Sparta, Katherine Sue Atkins, of San Diego; sons, Lewis Knowles, of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Roberts, of Quebeck; and sister, Ruby Testruth, of Waverly.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., April 27, … CONTINUED


Board honors deceased colleague

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Humbled. William C. Bohannon (far left) is presented with a proclamation honoring his late wife Betty Sapp Bohannon who had served as county commissioner until her recent death. Presenting him with the proclamation is White County Executive Herd Sullivan. Wesley Bohannon, son of William and Betty, watches as his dad receives a gentle hug from Sullivan.

Seniors. White County Executive Herd Sullivan presents certificates of achievement to the Top 11 seniors at White County High School.

White County Board of Commissioners paid tribute to the late Betty Sapp Bohannon last week with a proclamation recognizing her contributions to her hometown and church.
White County Executive Herd Sullivan read … CONTINUED


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