Monthly Archives: December 2010

Notie Ruth Norton

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Notie Ruth Norton, 79, of Sparta, passed away, on Dec. 18, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Norton was born in Sparta, on June 22, 1931, the daughter of the late Seth and Biddie Daniels Bumbalough.
Funeral services will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, at 11 a.m., on Dec. 22, 2010, with Bro. David Lee England officiating. Burial will follow in Bohannon Cemetery in Putnam County.
The family will receive friends, on Dec. 21, 2010, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again, on Dec. 22, 2010, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Cynthia Ann (Cindy) White

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” White, 50, of Lost Creek Road in Sparta, passed from this life, on Dec. 17, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. White was born in Melbourne, Fla., on December 22, 1959, the daughter of the late Jake and Connie (Thompson) Housman.
She was formerly employed at Mallory Timers, in Sparta.
Funeral services will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, at 11 a.m., on Dec. 21, 2010, with Bro. Damion Johnson and Bro. Jason Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends, on Dec. 20, 2010, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again, on Dec. 21, 2010, from … Read More


Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth, age 92 passed away, on Dec. 17, 2010, at the Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville, Tenn.
Mrs. Wilmoth was born, on Dec. 1, 1918, in Dekalb County, Tenn. to the late Mon and Armentie Young Luna.
She was also preceded in death by her husband George Finley Wilmoth; three sons Leonard Ray Wilmoth, Sr., William Thomas Wilmoth, and Earl Reed Wilmoth; and a daughter Linda Faye Bradley.
She is survived by her son Charles and wife Lorie Wilmoth of Sparta; daughter Brenda and husband David Matheney of Walling; 17 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were, at 11 a.m., … Read More


Wilma I. Savage

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma I. Savage, age 100, passed away, on Dec. 14, 2010, at Millers Merry Manor in Tipton, Ind.
Mrs. Savage was born, on Jan. 16, 1910, in Sparta, to Erastus and Minnie (Hutson) Goodwin.
On Sept. 13, 1926, Wilma married Clura George Savage and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1992.
She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Sparta and the Church of Christ in Tipton, Ind.
She was employed at D.A. Murray in Tipton, Ind., retiring in 1971.
Survivors include her two children; Dimple W. Atchley of Tipton, Ind. and Delva L. Savage of West Palm Beach, Fla., along with siblings; … Read More


James Thomas Geer, Jr.

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Thomas Geer, Jr., 69, of Coalbank Road in Sparta, passed from this life, on Dec. 17, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Geer was born in Coxton, Ky., on April 20, 1941, the son of the late James Thomas and Ruthie Pearl Barker Geer.
He was a retired assembly set up man at Thomas Industries.
He was the husband of Bonnie Dishman Geer.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred Joyce Nash

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Joyce Nash, 70, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 20, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Nash was born May 9, 1940, in Sparta, to Fred and Mary Kate Howell Stoglin.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Nash was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Roe Nash; daughter, Joan White; and brothers, Charles Stoglin, Donald Stoglin and Freddie Stoglin.
Survivors include her children, Jacqulene Golden and husband Pauul, of Sparta, Gene (Buck) Howell, of Sparta, Kim Howell Hatfield and husband Joe, of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Jason Golden, James Vinson, Amy Lowery, Brandon Howell, Josh Hatfield, Cameron Hatfield, Hank Golden; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Terry Stoglin and Teddy … Read More


Commissioners hear results of Beer Board inquiries

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Minutes from the recent meeting of White County Beer Board have confirmed the times and days for beer sales in the county must now coincide with those of City of Sparta.
County commissioners have been investigating Tennessee laws in the past several weeks to determine if, in fact, beer sales outside the city limits would be affected by the newly-passed liquor-by-the-drink resolution in City of Sparta. Commissioners agreed they were “caught off-guard” when they were informed the county’s times and dates for legally selling beer were now under the authority of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
During the Dec. 20, 2010, meeting of White County Board of Commissioners, minutes … Read More


$562,649 invested to-date at Airport Industrial Park

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Members of the Industrial Advisory Committee were presented with an itemized list during the Dec. 20, 2010, meeting, that provided a detailed account of monies spent on construction and engineering costs at the Airport Industrial Park.
Mark Farley, White County finance director, had prepared an up-to-date financial report that covers all the costs incurred thus far, including road construction, excavation, engineering services and miscellaneous site preparation. The total amount invested is $562,649.92. This figure does not include the purchase of the land, which was bought in 2008 for $898,800.
A breakdown of the costs is as follows.
Hill Bros. Excavating Inc. was paid the following amounts.
•$46,018.67 – … Read More


William Ralph Hutson

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Ralph Hutson, 89, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Hutson was born on April 8, 1921, in the Cole’s Chapel community of White County, to William Finley Hutson and Millie Zula Hitchcock Hutson.
In l958, Mr. Hutson was one of the founding members of the West Sparta Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and an elder for many years. He loved this church and attended every service until his hospitalization on December 7, 2010.
Mr. Hutson was well known for community involvement and his love of White County. He served on the Board of Alderman, the Board … Read More


Rutha Taylor Adcock

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rutha Taylor Adcock, 103, passed away, on Dec. 16, 2010, at DeKalb County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Adcock was born to Herman Taylor and Dellar Martha Henderson Taylor in DeKalb County, Tenn.
Survivors include loving children Jessie Adcock and Mary Luna (Rosten), both of Sparta; daughter-in-law Dorothy Adcock of Sparta; grandchildren Richard Adcock, Carl Young, Myron Adcock, Darrell Adcock and Shannon Weaver; great grandchildren Heath Young, Jarred Young and Mironica Franklin; great great grandchildren Gabreiana Young, Jackson Young, Eli Young and Ella Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Anthony Paton Adcock; sons Frank Adcock and Claborn Adcock; brothers Luther, Elmer, Roy, Toy, Ray Davis Taylor; … Read More


THP reminds residents: ‘Don’t Wreck the Holidays’

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In conjunction with the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be cranking up its enforcement effort throughout the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways.
State Troopers will be conducting more than 100 sobriety and driver license checkpoints with a clear message to motorists – “Don’t Wreck the Holidays.”
“The Highway Patrol will be working with law enforcement officers from hundreds of agencies across the state and country to remove impaired drivers from the road,” Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said. “It is our duty to ensure the public’s safety through education, … Read More


Give children the gift of reading

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Learning lasts a lifetime. This mother and daughter share a precious moment by reading a book. White County children can benefit from the gift of learning with donations to the ‘Books from Birth Foundation’.

White Countians can give a gift for Christmas that will last a lifetime if they choose to help fund books for preschoolers.
Dolly Parton’s ‘Imagination Library’ was created in 1996 as a gift to children in her hometown of Sevierville. The program was later expanded to the entire state with the creation of the governor’s ‘Books from Birth Foundation.’
Anyone who wishes to donate to the ‘Books from Birth Foundation’ may contact White County … Read More


Elks Lodge helps economically disadvantaged residents

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Holiday goodies. Santa hands a ‘pre-Christmas toy’ to one of the many children, who visited Elks Lodge #2863, on Dec. 18. The Lodge worked with Feed the Children to make the much-needed supplies available to the community.

On Dec. 18, members of the Sparta Elks Lodge #2863, in conjunction with Feed the Children, brought a truckload of treats, drinks, toys and school supplies to the Lodge, located at 4424 Old Kentucky Road, at Baker’s Crossroads, to provide for White County residents suffering through these difficult economic times.
“This was kind of a last minute thing, so we couldn’t get the word out like we’d wished,” said Sandy Ayers, … Read More


Warriors finish second in MidSouth Classic

Posted on December 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriors finished runner-up in the MidSouth Classic dropping a 58-39 decision to archrival, Cookeville.
The Warriors never led in the contest as the Cavaliers took control early and never looked back.  Devon Davidson was the lone Warrior in double figures with 12 points.
The Warriorettes dropped their second game in as many days falling 45-43 to Sumter County, Alabama.  Sumter connected on two free throws with 1.4 seconds left to secure the win.
The Warriorettes are scheduled to take on Gadsden City Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
The Warriors will be idle until the Sonic Shootout begins on Tuesday, December 28th. 


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