Monthly Archives: March 2010

Katherine (Kathy) Johnson

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Katherine (Kathy) Johnson, 79, of Walling, passed away March 30, 2010, after an automobile accident.
Mrs. Johnson was born April 14, 1930, in Syracuse, New York to the late Frank and Bessie Brown Tryon.
While in New York, she was a long-time associate with Learners Clothing Store, in Syracuse. For more than 10 years, she has worked with the cafeteria staff at Findlay Elementary School and was on her way to work at the time of her accident.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles O’Brien, and James Johnson; two sisters, Mildred Mariano, and Beatrice Stowell; and two brothers, Frank Tryon and Orville Tryon.
Mrs. Johnson’s … Read More


Willie Beatrice (Granny Bea) Humphrey

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willie Beatrice (Granny Bea) Humphrey, 87, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2010, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Humphrey was born March 15, 1923, in White County, to Everette and Effie Wright.
She was a homemaker and mother to all.
Mrs. Humphrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earnest Thurman (Speck) Humphrey; five brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include her three sons, Gwen, Allen and wife Lena, Danny, all of Walling; one brother, Robert Wright, of Walling; one sister, Opal Wood, of Walling; five grandchildren, Wade Humphrey, Terri White, Jessica Williams, all of Walling, Christy Dowdy, of Sparta; Lola Hasting, of Atlanta; nine great-grandchildren; … Read More


Jarrod Warren Bagley

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jarrod Warren Bagley, 25, of Waldorf, Md., passed away March 24, 2010, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, in Fairfax, Va.
Mr. Bagley was born May 23, 1984, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was the son of Lisa Christine Bennett Bagley, of Sparta, and Brett W. and Beverly Bagley, of Waldorf, Md.
Mr. Bagley was a Systems Specialist with Siemens in Beltsville, Md. He attended McDonough High School and was a graduate of Osceola High School, in 2002. He played high school football, baseball, swimming and track. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and guns. He played on the local softball teams at Laurel Grove. He was a … Read More


Robert J. Simmons

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert J. Simmons, 89, of Spencer, passed away March 28, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Simmons was born July 17, 1920, in Van Buren County, to Will and Bessie Carter Simmons.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., March 31, 2010, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Sodom Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


R.C. Johnson

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

R.C. (Squirrel) Johnson, 80, passed away March 27, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Newberry, S.C., to Roscoe Conklin Johnson and Sarah Ethel Wallenzine Johnson.
He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Johnson, of Sparta; son, Bill Johnson, of Sparta; three daughters, Linda LaFever and husband David, of Sparta, Carol Johnson, of Sparta, Brenda Austin and husband T.K., of Sparta; sister, Jo Coombs and husband Gordon, of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Sara LaFever, Luke LaFever, Lindsey Austin, Thomas Austin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was graveside at 10 a.m., April 2, 2010, at Highland Cemetery. L.D. … Read More


Linnie Ann Roberts Masters

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linnie Ann Roberts Masters, 93 passed away March 28, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Masters was born May 5, 1916, in White County, to Joseph William and Mary Alice Cloyd Roberts.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady Masters, and a daughter, Carolyn Sue Lohorn.
Survivors include her two sons, Ray Masters and wife Dean, of Sparta, Bill Masters and wife Diana, of Joliet, Ill.; two granddaughters, Donna Sawyer, of Sparta, Sonja Di Nardo, of Joliet, Ill.; five grandsons, Edward Masters, Larry Masters, Michael Masters, Darryl Lohorn, Jamie Lohorn, all of Sparta; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., April 1, … Read More


Cleadus Bumbalough

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cleadus Bumbalough, 61, of Cookeville, passed away March 30, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bumbalough was born June 23, 1948, in Sparta, to Tom Otis and Braskey Mae Randolph Bumbalough.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin and Tom Bumbalough.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Bumbalough, of Cookeville; six children, Dora Lynn Tilghman and husband Derrick, of Charlotte, Delora Sue Nance and husband Eddie, of Cookeville, Ronald Bumbalough and wife Brenda, of Sparta, Cleadus Edward Bumbalough and wife Sandra, of Sparta, Clifford Lee Bumbalough and wife Tabitha, of Cookeville, Amanda Alene Young and husband Donnie, of Sparta; 17 grandchildren; and two … Read More


Jerry Wayne Ward

Posted on March 31, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jerry Wayne Ward, 59, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2010, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Ward was born Jan. 2, 1951, to Wilmer Lee Ward and Gladys Marie Young Ward.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers and brother, Kenneth Ward.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Jomarie Ward; sons, Michael Ward, Kevin Ward; brothers and sisters, Eugene Ward, Gary Ward, Dale Ward, Brenda Ward, Judy Throckmorten; and grandchildren, Joshua Ward, Destany Ward.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., March 30, 2010, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Old Zion Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Yslas making mark at TTU already

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In her freshman season of track and field at the collegiate level, Lacy Yslas is already on her way to leaving her mark on the program.
Yslas had a great outing in her first-ever outdoor event for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The 2009 WCHS graduate finished first in the discus throw in the TTU Invitational Saturday in Cookeville. In addition to TTU, other schools competing were Kentucky State, Alabama A & M and Carson Newman.
Yslas threw the discus 130’2 ½”. The mark not only bettered her previous personal best by more than 17 feet, but was also the third best in Tech history.
Yslas also threw … Read More


WCHS soccer loses battle with Cookeville

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Knocking it down. Warrior goalkeeper, Aaron Webb, knocks down the ball during a recent WCHS soccer game. WCHS was narrowly defeated 2-0 by Cookeville Thursday.

The White County High School Warrior soccer team may not have defeated their archrivals, but the Cookeville Cavaliers knew they had been in a battle.
The two teams did battle Thursday in a game that the start time was moved up two hours to avoid the rain and storms that were forecast for the area. The teams completed the District 6AAA contest with the Cavaliers keeping their league record perfect with the 2-0 victory.
Cookeville scored both goals in the first half and … Read More


Two arrested in boat battery theft

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ryan Brandon Richardson

Ashley Ann Steinwinder

Ryan Brandon Richardson, 29, and Ashley Ann Steinwinder, 20, both of Cookeville, were arrested March 23 after a theft investigation reportedly led to their identities.
According to Chief Jeff Guth with Sparta Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence on South Young Street, on Mar. 17, in reference to the theft of a boat battery.
He stated a witness saw a white female, in her mid 20s with strawberry blonde hair, exit the passenger side of a gray, two-tone Astrovan and took a boat battery from the porch of a residence, placing it into the van.
The witness also reportedly saw … Read More


Rain wreaks more havoc on local sports

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

As is the case with spring sports most every year, Mother Nature is having a rather large impact on the 2010 season.
No team has been hit harder than the White County High School Warriorette softball team. Two weeks into their season and they still have not been able to play a home game. Four of their games have already been rained out. Three of them have been scheduled to be played at home. They are supposed to hit the road to Cookeville Monday and are not scheduled to be back at home April 8th.
In addition to the softball team having their home game with Coffee County … Read More


County officials recently discuss 2010 Census

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta and White County residents have already begun to receive their packets from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce President Wallace Austin recently sat down with White County Executive Herd Sullivan to discuss the importance of the census, as well as the need for accuracy and timeliness.
The following are excerpts from their conversation:
Sullivan-
“Back in 2000 – of course that was the 2000 Census, we had a count that we thought was low at that time. We came in 23,102 people and we thought we probably had more people in the county than that because of our 911 population figures. So we decided … Read More


Warriors sneak past Cavaliers for 2-1 victory

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the play. Zack Burchett dives to make a catch in right field during the victory over Cookeville. The win puts the Warriors at 1-1 in District 6AAA play.

Picking up the win. Logan Hicks got the start on the mound and pitched the Warriors to a 2-1 victory over archrival Cookeville on Wednesday.

One of the key elements of succeeding in sports is quickly forgetting about the last game played and focusing on what comes next.
The Warrior baseball team was a perfect example of that last week. Just 24 hours after having been defeated by their archrivals by 10 runs, WCHS bounced back to steal the … Read More


Graduation Announcements 101

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

You’ve done the hard work, put in the long hours – and now graduation is finally here. Whether it’s for high school or college graduation announcements you’ll want to spread the news and celebrate with friends and family.
There are certain specific etiquette rules that apply to this unique special occasion. These tips will help you create graduation announcements and invitations that reflect who you are while celebrating in style.
What to send
If you want people to attend the graduation ceremony, you need to send out graduation invitations.
•Schools often limit the number of guests you can invite and will issue event tickets. It’s best to only … Read More


Cherry Angel Cream Cake

Posted on March 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cherry Angel Cream Cake

1 angel food cake
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 (4 serving size) package instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz. whipped topping
2 (21 oz.) cans cherry pie filling
Cut cake into thin slices. Arrange half the slices in the bottom of a 13×9 inch casserole dish. In a large mixing bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, water and extract. Mix well. Add the pudding mix and beat well. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread half of the cream mixture over the cake slices. Top with one-half can of the … Read More


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