Monthly Archives: July 2009

Christopher Lee Tollison

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

Christopher Lee Tollison, 44, of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., July 30, 2009, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Tollison Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., July 29, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Man arrested on Cookeville warrants

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

Officers with White County Sheriff Department assisted U.S. Marshals in the arrest of Corey Jack Dupuy, 19, of Cookeville, July 23, near White County Lumber Company on Sullivan Knowles Road.


Warrior football hits the field for official practice

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

The White County High School football team hit the field bright and early Monday morning to begin official practice for the 2009 season.


Juanita Gilliam

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

Juanita Gilliam, 89, of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include brothers and sisters, Loretta Sparks, W.H. Luna, Alma Cleo Farley, Sue Qualls, Ruth Simmons, Amerce Luna; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephew; and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., July 31, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in New Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., July 30, at the funeral home.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha Beatrice Raper Sparkman

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

Bertha Beatrice Raper Sparkman, 86, of Rock Island, passed away July 27, 2009, at NHC of McMinnville.
Mrs. Sparkman was born Jan. 10, 1923, in White County, to Jasper Lyle and Mamie Lyles Raper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie H. Sparkman; son, Wilmas Hugh Sparkman; five brothers, Langford, J.L., Lee, Fate, Noah; and two sisters, Geneva Hatcher and Callie Bumbalough.
Survivors include her daughter, H. Anzena Sparkman Montandon and husband Wayne, of Rock Island; two sons, T.K. Sparkman, of Rock Island, James Stanley Sparkman Sr. and wife Elizabeth, of Smyrna; five grandsons, Russell Wayne Montandon and wife Renee, Jason Lynn Montandon and wife Melissa, … Read More


Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors

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

Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors, 96, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Saylors was born June 30, 1913, to Mark Hemp and Hester Pennington Howard.
She was a member of the Methodist Church more than 60 years. She taught in the elementary schools in White County more than 30 years and was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Saylors was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell Saylors, and a brother, Robert Franklin Howard.
Survivors include her children, Dinah Saylors, of New York City, N.Y., Linda Wilson and husband Gary, of Hixson, Julia Ruby, of Normal, Ill., Eugene … Read More


Mary Kate Davis

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

Mary Kate Davis, 98, of Spring Harbor, Mich., formerly of Nashville and a native of the Old Zion community in White County, passed away July 26, 2009, in Spring Harbor.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Frank A. Stewart and Iona Mires Stewart.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Kirkner, of Spring Harbor, Mich.; grandson, Dr. Stephen Kirkner, of Brighton, Mich.; son, Jerry R. Davis and wife Kathryn, of Mooresville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m., July 29, 2009, at Old Zion Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Brian Lee Conley

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

Brian Lee Conley, 30, passed away July 23, 2009, at his residence, in Graysville.

Mr. Conley was born May 12, 1979, in Putnam County, to Michael Parks and Kimberly Conley.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Kimberley Conley Parks, of Quebeck; half brothers, Bobby Michael Parks, Johnny Edward Parks, Bruce Lee Parks, all of Sparta; grandparents, Fred and Mearline Dodson, of Quebeck; aunts, Cathy Lance, of Crossville, Elaine Qualls, of Sparta, Mary Mendoza, of Spencer, Lisa Lytle, of McMinnville, Janie Whitman, of Quebeck; children, Ruby, Douglas, Sara Elizabeth; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive; and girlfriend, Christy Thomas, of Graysville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., July … Read More

South Young Market robbed again

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

Cameron Shawn Green

Cash and other items are seen in the seat of the pickup truck.

Paul David Fuller

South Young Street Market was robbed at gunpoint, July 28, at approximately 7:52 p.m., and two men have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.
This was the second time in two months the store has been the target of crime. Another robbery took place May 26, 2009.
According to Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, Cameron Shawn Green, 19, of Sparta, and Paul David Fuller, 23, of Oak Ridge, are being held at White County Justice Center for their alleged involvement in the most recent robbery.… Read More


Puckett headed to Sewanee

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

Sewanee bound. Aaron Puckett, a 2009 graduate of WCHS, will head to Sewanee at the end of August to continue his education and play basketball.

Playing sports in college was just kind of something that everyone thought Aaron Puckett would do from the time he was old enough to start dribbling a basketball.
For Puckett, a 2009 graduate of White County High School, it was just always in his genes. Both his parents, Tina Puckett and Tracy Curtis, continued their high school careers on to the collegiate level as did his aunt, Nena (Puckett) Daily. But it wasn’t until the younger Puckett had basketball taken away from him … Read More


QB Club BBQ and Auction on tap this Saturday

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

Items galore. The senior members of the Warrior football team show off many items that will be auctioned off by Terry Whitson at Saturday night’s Quarterback Club BBQ and Auction that will be held in the WCHS cafeteria. Included in the items to be auctioned off is the maroon Dodge Caravan in the background donated by Federal Mogul. The BBQ dinner, sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, begins at 5 p.m. followed by the auction at approximately 6 p.m. Pictured with auctioneer, Terry Whitson, are seniors (l to r): Ethan Green, D.J. Cunningham, Logan Holeman, Andrew Manus, Tyler Ferree, Aaron Murray, Dylan Riddle, Seth Anderson, Caleb Lowery, Sean Will, Austin

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Mary Kate Davis

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

Mary Kate Davis, 98, of Spring Harbor, Mich., formerly of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2009, in Spring Harbor.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Braddie Sullivan Jr.

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

Braddie Sullivan Jr., 78, of Spencer, passed away July 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Sullivan was born April 24, 1931, in Van Buren County, to Braddie Sullivan Sr. and Audrey Lawson Sullivan.
He was a member of United Community Church of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mildred Sullivan and Iva Jean Madewell.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Blankenship Sullivan, of Spencer; daughters, Margie Harvey and husband James, Barbara Roses Bowler, all of Painesville, Ohio, and Joyce, of Oklahoma; sons, Clifton Stanley and wife Louise, of Willoughby, Ohio, Eric Sullivan, of Pikeville; 18 grandchildren; and one sister, Ella Oakes, … Read More


WCHS golf season begins today

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

Teeing off. The 2009 WCHS golf season tees off today. Ashley Sherrell is the lone senior on the squad. The 11 remaining golfers on the team are in the freshman and sophomore class.

As the other high school fall sports begin official preseason practice today, the golf teams across the state can start their official 2009 campaigns.
Official team golf practice could begin on July 13th. Even though that was the official start for high school practice, several of the WCHS golfers have spent quite a bit of time on the links this summer either practicing or playing in various tournaments as individuals.
The Warriors and Warriorettes will … Read More


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