Monthly Archives: July 2010

Warrior football busy with passing camps

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Zach Hampshire goes up high to intercept a pass during Maryville's passing camp.

Wrapping up their first week of practice since the dead period ended, the Warrior football team found themselves busy with 7 on 7 passing action.
WCHS hosted Cannon County on a very hot and humid Thursday afternoon at Warrior Stadium and defeated the Lions two touchdowns to one. The Warriors were held scoreless on their first series and gave up their lone touchdown of the afternoon on the Lions’ initial series.
The Warriors got on the board when Conor Sparkman hooked up with Travis Howard. Sparkman later added a touchdown pass to Josh Graves.

Sandra Hyder

Posted on July 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ms. Sandra Hyder, 62, passed away July 18, 2010, at her home in Sparta.
Ms. Hyder was born to Lloyd “Coon” Hyder and Henry Lou Thompson Hyder, on Sept. 10, 1947, in Sparta.
Survivors include her father Lloyd “Coon” Hyder of Sparta; brother, Tim Hyder of Sparta; sister Lou Ann Adcock and husband, Myron, of Sparta; special friends, Pat Lewis, Anna Randolph, Freda Davis and Barbara Brewington, all of Sparta, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and brothers, Melvin Lloyd Hyder and William Roger “Chipper” Hyder.
Funeral services will be held July 21 at Thurman Funeral Home at 10 … CONTINUED

Thelma R. Hunter

Posted on July 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thelma Ruth Poore Hunter, 84, a resident of the Cassville Community, passed away, on July 19, 2010, at NHC of Sparta.
Mrs. Hunter was born, on November 22, 1925, in White County, to the late Orville Edward and Lorene Jones Poore. She was a retired factory worker, farmer and avid gardner. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Rancy Lewis Hunter; brother, James Edward Poore and sister, Pauline Bruce.
Survivors include her three children, Sandra Crouch and husband, Kenny of Sparta, David Hunter and wife Margie of Sparta, Joanne Jolley and husband Leonard of Cookeville; six grandchildren: Kent Crouch and wife Jackie, … CONTINUED

James Franklin Moore, Jr.

Posted on July 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mr. James Franklin Moore Jr., 77, passed away, July 17, 2010, at Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee.
Mr. Moore was born to James Franklin Moore and Martha Avo Vaughn Moore, on May 9, 1933, in Van Buren County, Tennessee.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Hilda Marie Moore of Spencer; son, Stevie Moore and wife Margie of Sparta; daughter, Rhonda Madwell and husband Dwayne of Spencer; brothers, Ezra Moore and Verble Moore both of Gallatin; sisters, Catherin Cartens of Gallatin and Barbara Ann Campbell of Rock Island; grandchildren, Angie Phillips, Andrea Meadows, Brian Narramore, Hope Narramore and Timmy Moore; great grandchildren, Ryan Narramore and Tyler Blake … CONTINUED

Nettie Annalee Moore

Posted on July 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Funeral service for Nettie Annalee Moore, 82, of Sparta, will be, at 10 a.m., on July 21, at Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville.
Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.
Family will receive friends, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on July 20, at Bilbrey Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sons, Gary, Harry and Jimmy Moore; and one daughter, Mildred Kerr.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. of Crossville is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Wayne Vance

Posted on July 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mr. Timothy Wayne Vance, 61, passed away, on July 19, at his home in Sparta.
Mr. Vance was born, on Mar. 29, 1949, in Sparta.
Survivors include daughters, Shawna Phy and husband, Doug of Sparta, Krista Vance of Sparta, and Tonya Vance of Sparta; friend, Kim Clayton of Sparta; and four grandchildren, Leira Phy, Damien Phy, Jamison Vance, and Katie Trudel all of Sparta.
A memorial service will be held, at 7 p.m., on July 23, at his residence at 820 Fred Hill Road.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The time has come

Posted on July 20, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The time has come that each of us takes responsibility of our civic duties and go to the polls and vote. This year, the elections mean more to our future than ever before. Our country is in a huge financial debt, our state is facing the largest budget shortfall in history, and our county must finally decide how to move forward.
These decisions to correct these issues start with you and me. Our vote begins the domino effect that selects those decision makers that reflect the ideals that you possess and thus takes on these problems. It is important that you take the time to consider all the … CONTINUED

$750,000 grant moves Airport Industrial Park forward

Posted on July 20, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Success. Members of Highlands Initiative, which includes White, Putnam and Overton counties, gather for a photo at the site of the Airport Industrial Park, in White County. Through persistent and continued efforts of the combined entities, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development awarded a $750,000 FastTrack grant to White County to construct the infrastructure at the industrial park, which is adjacent to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

From the office water cooler to the floor of the House and Senate, one of the hottest topics today for Americans is jobs. White County and in fact, the entire Highland Region has just moved another step forward toward the creation … CONTINUED

Barbara Hall

Posted on July 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Barbara Hall, 76, of Chatsworth Ga., passed away July 16, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hall; parents, Morris and Mary Dell Demps; and brother, Dennis Demps.
She retired from Red Stone Arsenal Hawk Missile Command after 30 years of service.
She is survived by Morris Clay and Deanna Hall of Decatur, Ala.; daughter, Pamela and Bill Napier of Chatsworth; brother, Floyd and Stacy Demps, of Sparta; sisters, Jackie Reed of Huntsville, Ala.; April and John Smith of Sparta; step-Mother, Evelyn Demps of Sparta; niece, Debbie and Pat Batson; nephew Dee and Donna Reed; great-nephews, Nathan and Daniel Reed; 9 grandchildren, Clay Hall, Billy … CONTINUED

Vivian Jo Brock

Posted on July 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vivian Jo Brock, 58, of Valley View Drive in Sparta, passed away July 18, 2010, at her residence.
Jo was born in Memphis, on Dec. 10, 1951, the daughter of the late Edwin Joseph and Flora Bell Powers Ryan. She worked as a Sr. CSA for Fed Ex, in Cookeville.
A memorial service will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, at 7 p.m., on July 20, with John Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends at Oak Lawn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Surviving family members include husband, Jerry Brock of Sparta; sister in law, Wanda Gribble of Doyle, two nieces Chadra Daniels of Doyle … CONTINUED

Freeman receives 17 years in prison

Posted on July 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Drew Freeman, age 57

During a July 8 hearing, Judge Leon Burns sentenced James Drew Freeman, 57, of White County, to serve 17 years in prison for the Aug. 2, 2008, death of his 81-year-old mother Zella Freeman.
Freeman was found guilty, on May 13, of second-degree murder by a jury of eight men and four women.
According to a press release from District Attorney General Randy York, a charge of second-degree murder typically carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years.
York stated his office filed for aggravating factors to be considered by the court, including the fact that the victim was practically vulnerable due to … CONTINUED

Home damaged by electrical fire

Posted on July 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fire damage. Firefighters clear the smoke and debris left from a fire that damaged a residence on Crawford Circle, on July 14.

A mobile home on Crawford Circle was damaged by fire, on July 14, and is believed to have been caused by a faulty pump in a fish tank.
According to Chief John Hurd with Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department, minimal damage was contained to one room of the residence.
Firefighters with Mt. Gilead, Doyle and Central View volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene, at approximately 3 p.m., and reportedly found smoke billowing from a window on one end of the residence.
They quickly extinguished … CONTINUED

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