Monthly Archives: January 2011

Banquet set for Feb. 4

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the Annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the White County Limbstrutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NTWF), beginning at 5 p.m., on Feb. 4, at the White County Agricultural Complex.
The fundraising event provides much-needed funds for special hunts, including the organization’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt that re-introduces the beauty and excitement of the outdoors to disabled people confined to wheelchairs, as well as their efforts to conserve wild turkey populations and preserve America’s hunting heritage.
According to Limbstrutters Chapter President Kyler Moore, the event’s admission that includes a complete turkey dinner is … Read More


One man sent to hospital after icy crash

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

These vehicles were involved in Friday crashes on South Bunkerhill Road, just west of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, in White County.

An icy roadway is believed to be the cause of two related crashes on South Bunkerhill Road, just west of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, reportedly involving four vehicles, and sending one man to the hospital, on Jan. 21.
According to Lt. R.C. Christian with Tennessee Highway Patrol, a green 2001 Dakota pickup, being driven by Tehila Haverlandt, 39, was traveling eastbound, at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Christian said, as the Dakota climbed a hill on the ice-covered road just before Dew Road, Raymond C. Cass, 51, driving westbound … Read More


James Lloyd Selby

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Lloyd Selby, 75, passed way Jan. 22, 2011, at DeKalb Community Hospital.
Mr. Selby was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a job-setter with General Motors for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beulah England Selby; three sisters, Louise Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Helen Baker; and two brothers, C.B. Noel Selby, Gene Selby.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marianna Selby, of Smithville; four daughters, Sherly Shadowens, of Florida, Sandra Selby, of Smithville, Belinda Stratton, of Rock Island, Shannon Nichols and husband Earnest, of Smithville; five grandchildren, James Shadowens, Vanessa Mosier, Heather … Read More


Beatrice (Bea) Margeson Marcum

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Beatrice (Bea) Margeson Marcum, 84 of Sparta, passed away Jan. 21, 2011, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Mrs. Marcum was born June 9, 1926, in Van Buren County, to Lewis David Margeson and Emma Louise Wheeler Margeson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years, John Ray Marcum; sisters, Alma D. Armstrong, Mary Tinney Vance, Kathlene Margeson; and brothers, Herbert Margeson, Lewis Margeson Jr., Roy Thomas (Bud) Margeson and Donald Margeson.
Survivors include brothers, David Margeson and wife Gail, Willie J. Margeson, all of Walling; sister-in-law, Monnie Margeson, of Sparta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., Jan. … Read More


Betty Jean Bare Roberts

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Jean Bare Roberts, 74, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 24, 2011, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Roberts was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Elizabethton, to Johnny and Ruby Robison Bare.
She was a retired factory worker from Mallory Timers.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; son, Barry Frasier; brothers, Jack and Johnny Bare; and granddaughter, Hannah Kate Stang.
Survivors include her husband, Luther Charles Roberts, of Sparta; children, Arlene Sliger and husband Dr. Bruce Sliger, of Lawrenceville, Ga., Joe Frasier and wife Cheryl, of Jacksonville, Fla., Jeana Hill and husband Dwight, of Sparta; son, Kenneth Roberts, of Sparta; stepchildren, Tammy Slatten and husband … Read More


Carrie Mae Denton

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carrie Mae Denton, 65, a resident of Sparta, passed away Jan. 21, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Denton was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Campbell County, to Charlie and Lillie Welden McGill.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Denton was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herman Denton.
Survivors include daughter, Tracy Denton, of Sparta; three sons, Ricky Denton, of Cookeville, Randy Denton, of Walling, Dickie Denton, of Watertown; two brothers, Johnny McGill, of Sparta, Joe McGill, of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Alice McGill, of Sparta; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Jan. 24, 2011, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial … Read More


Wilma Aaron Moore

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma Aaron Moore, 82, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 22, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Decaturville, to Edward and Flossie Welch Aaron.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Maurice Moore; and a sister.
Survivors include one daughter, Amy Johnson and husband Tim, of Sparta; son, Maurice (Reece) Moore, of Jacksonville, Ala.; sister, JoAnn Aaron-Crosby, of Florida; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jenni and Joel Johnson, Riley and Ryan Moore; and three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Caden and Carter.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Jan. 26, 2011, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. … Read More


James Henry Wilson

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Henry Wilson, 83, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 21, 2011, at Life Care Center of Sparta
Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Sparta, Ike and Grace Hutchings Wilson.
He worked many years at Thomas Industries, in Sparta.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Willine Wilson; and a sister, Marie Dodson.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Johnson and husband E.J., Debbie Ashburn and husband Doug, all of Sparta; three sisters, Elizabeth Young, Barbara Hill, Shirley Paul, all of Sparta; one brother, Horace Wilson, of Ohio; three grandchildren, Tabitha Martinez and husband Alex, of Doyle, Jerimy Ashburn and wife Mindy, of Cookeville, … Read More


Kermit Dodson celebrates 100th birthday

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kermit Dodson, who was born Jan. 20, 1911, celebrated his 100th birthday, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, with family members and friends Second from left is his granddaughter Teresa Selby, with her husband on the far left; third and fourth from left is Ieda Dodson Broom, Mr. Dodson’s daughter, and her husband Everette Broom. See more photos of the celebration on page 3A.

Kermit Dodson, who was born Jan. 20, 1911, celebrated his 100th birthday, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, with family members and friends. Dodson was born in the Big Bottom community, of White County, to James and Eliza Dodson. His mother passed away when he was … Read More


‘Energy Audit’ available to help save utility costs

Posted on January 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Recent temperatures that dropped down into the teens and single digits was the key factor that prompted Sparta’s electric system director to encourage homeowners, as well as renters, to fill out an ‘Energy Audit’ to find out ways to curtail those expensive heating costs.
L.R. West addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its Jan. 20, 2011, meeting and urged them to spread the word about the free service that is available on the TVA Web site.
West said December 2010 was the fourth coldest December on record, and many individuals are facing high utility bills because of the unusually frigid weather.
West said he has filled … Read More


Wilson’s three sinks Coffee in 2OT

Posted on January 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Drawing a foul. Loren Foster drives to the basket and draws a foul from a Coffee County player during the double overtime win over the Lady Raiders. WCHS travels to Warren County Tuesday to wrap up the first half of District 6AAA action.

Although the White County girls have a decided advantage in the overall series with Coffee County, the two have squared off in some thrillers throughout the years. Friday’s homecoming game was another one that went down to the wire.
The game, in fact, took two overtime periods for a winner to be decided as the teams were trying to keep within striking distance of district … Read More


Warriors survive scare from Raiders

Posted on January 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking it in. Warrior sophomore, Kane Young, takes the ball to the basket in the second half of the come-from-behind win over Coffee County. WCHS is now a perfect 3-0 in the district with a trip to Warren County on tap Tuesday.

Warriors survive scare from Raiders
WCHS comes from double figure deficit to stay perfect in District 6AAA
Early in the second half of Friday’s homecoming game with Coffee County, the Warriors found themselves facing a 13-point deficit.
By the time, the end of the third quarter rolled around, they had cut the Raider lead to one and went on to take the 56-51 win improving to … Read More


Alene Bumbalough Laurent

Posted on January 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alene Bumbalough Laurent, 74, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 21, 2011, at the White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Laurent was born Sept. 28, 1936, in White County, to Thomas Otis and Braskey Mae Randolph Bumbalough.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Henry Laurent; and a daughter, Peggy Ann Baty.
Survivors include her five daughters, Sherrie Simmons, Mary Cardin, Jane and Jim Wyatt, all of Sparta, Alene  Cornelison and husband Jesse, of Houston, Texas, Donna Nation and husband Carl, of Cookeville; two sons, Jimmy Laurent and wife Susie, of Washington, Charles Laurent and wife Wanda, of Monroe, La.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; four … Read More


Betty Dycus Farley

Posted on January 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Louise Dycus Farley, 68, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 20, 2011, at White County Community Hospital, from amyloidosis, a rare blood disease.
Betty was born Feb. 6, 1942, in White County, to James Monroe and Goldie Marie Harris Dycus, who preceded her in death.
She taught in the White County School System for 31 years and was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son, Brent Farley and wife Alex; daughters, Marla Murray and husband Montuka, Marsha Farley, all of Sparta; grandchildren, Gabriella and Austin Farley, Malik and Mia Murray, all of Sparta; sisters, Gwen Johnson and husband Roy, Brenda Anderson and husband Billy, … Read More


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