Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mom’s Football Clinic set for Saturday

Posted on July 8, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The second annual Warrior Football Mom’s Clinic will be held this Saturday, July 9th from 9-11 a.m.
Football is a sport dominated by the male gender. Most women never know what donning shoulder pads and helmets feel like, much less wearing them while running. This clinic is a chance for the mothers of football players to get a small taste of what their sons go through during the course of a practice and in the process learn a little about the game.
The clinic is open to all mothers in White County who have a son playing in any of the youth leagues, middle school or high school. … Read More

Babe Ruth 14’s open up against Livingston

Posted on July 8, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

14 year old All Stars. Members of the Babe Ruth 14 year old All stars are (front row, l to r): Logan Merriman, Ty Cloyd, Allen Frazier, Auston Glenn and Zack Flatt. Back row: coaches, Charlie Glenn and Jason Cloyd, Ian Temple, Garrett Turner, Tyler Brock, Jacob Bryant, Darin Cole and coach, Tim Smith. Not pictured are manager, Ken Temple, and Colton Hudgens.

Running him down. The 15 year old stars team up to tag 14 year old, Darin Cole, out at home plate during a scrimmage. The 14’s open up against Livingston Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. in Cookeville at Parkview. In the picture for the 15’s are

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Pitching machine All Stars come from behind for win

Posted on July 8, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking a swing at it. Grant Slatten takes a swing at a pitch during Tuesday’s game for the 10 and under pitching machine All Stars. Sparta came from behind to defeat Carthage 12-11. They will be back in action Thursday.

Sparta Little League’s 10 and under pitching machine All Star team scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth and held on in the sixth finishing off the narrow 12-11 win over Smith County.
The Sparta squad drew the home team in their opening pool play game on Tuesday in Carthage. The hosts held an 11-5 lead going into the bottom of the fifth leaving Sparta with … Read More

15 year old Stars plan to hustle way toward victory

Posted on July 8, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Practice for the big game. Sparta’s 15 year old All Star, Dustin Cole, applies the tag on 14 year old Tyler Brock during a scrimmage between the two Sparta teams. The 15’s open play Thursday in Jamestown against Crossville.

15 year old All Stars. Representing Sparta in the 15 year old Babe Ruth tournament will be the above team. They are (front row, l to r): Daniel Winnettt, Chaz Williams, Bryron Tripp, Andy Baksa and Ethan Roberts. Back row: manager, Dan Cummings, Tyler Gibson, Seth Davis, Rhett Blair, Dustin Cole, Dylan Roberts, Coach Darrell Winnett and Coach Sam Davis. Not pictured, Brandon Farris.

Editor’s note:  The 15’s defeated … Read More

Floyd J. Madewell

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Floyd J. Madewell, 79, of Piqua, Ohio, passed away July 6, 2011, surrounded by his family after a long illness.
Mr. Madewell was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Elkhart, Kan., to the Kelly and Vina Clouse Madewell.
He married Barbara West Hitchcock, on July 5, 1994, in Sparta. She preceded him in death, on Dec. 19, 2005.
Mr. Madewell retired from Delco Products of Dayton after 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, boating, collecting antiques, and time spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roosevelt, Riley, James; and three sisters, Lennie Mae, Edna, and Ethel.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Jones and … Read More

Carl Odell Teachman

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carl Odell Teachman, 85, of Smithville, passed July 1, 2011, at DeKalb Community Hospital.
Mr. Teachman was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Salt Fork, Okla., to late Edward H. and Neva Cowen Teachman.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita, Kan.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Moffitt

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virginia Moffitt, 89, of Spencer, passed away July 2, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Moffit was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Spencer, to Lewis and Emma Paine Shockley.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., July 7, 2011, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marsha Kay Benningfield

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marsha Kay Benningfield, 50, passed away July 2, 2011, surrounded by her family at her home in Ocala, Fla.
Ms. Benningfield was born March 4, 1961, in Campbellsville, Ky., to Eldon and Judy Benningfield.
She lived her formative years in Sparta, graduating from White County High School, in 1979.
Ms. Benningfield loved the theater and was an award-winning actress in the Ocala Theatre, in Ocala, Fla.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Haston, of Ocala, Fla.; her parents, Eldon and Judy Benningfield, of Campbellsville, Ky.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Nancy Benningfield, of Sparta, Ron and Laura Benningfield, of Campbellsville, Ky.; one nephew and three nieces, Dustin Benningfield … Read More

Ruth Myers Tittsworth

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruth Myers Tittsworth, 68, of Doyle, passed away July 2, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Tittsworth was born July 28, 1942, in Doyle, to William A. and Loriene Johnson Myers.
She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church.
Mrs Tittsworth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tollye Wayne Tittsworth; and one brother and sister-in-law, Will Ed and Alma Baker.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Hennessee and husband David, of McMinnville; grandson, Matthew Hennessee, of McMinnville; three brothers, William (Bill) Myers and wife Euvonda, of Mt. Juliet, Heardy Myers and wife Lisa, of Merrietta, Ga., John Myers and wife Glenda, of Sparta; sister, Floretta Grove, of … Read More

Mike Anthony Henry

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mike Anthony Henry, 51, of Doyle, passed away July 2, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Henry was born June 9, 1960, in White County, to Jimmy Newton and Alice Brown Henry.
He was preceded in death by his father Jimmy Newton Henry and sister Marsha Kaye Sullivan.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Brown Smith, of Doyle; three brothers, Gary Smith, of Sparta, Ricky Henry, of Doyle, Jimmy Henry, of Sparta; two sisters, Sharon Officer, of Sparta, Pamela Jacobs, of Grand Saline, Texas; nieces and nephews, Robbie, Andy, Kacey, Sonia, Brandon, Ashley, Cody, Dakota, Audrey, Crystal, Jennifer, Robert, Jason, Gizzy, Eric, Terry, Leslie; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral … Read More

Charles Robert (Bob) Cunningham

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Robert (Bob) Cunningham, 78, of Sparta, passed July 5, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Cunningham was born May 6, 1933, in Sparta, to John and Juanita Hensley Cunningham.
He was the owner and operator of White County Lumber Company more than 50 years. Mr. Cunningham was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner and a member of the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jill Cunningham, of Sparta; sons, Danny Cunningham and wife Vanessa, of Sparta,
Bobby Cunninham and wife Joy, of Sparta, Jason Holder; daughter, Crystal Cunningham Gateley and husband Michael, of Sparta; grandchildren, Carmen Cunningham, Jasmine Cunningham, Logan … Read More

Arvil Edward Tollison

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arvil Edward Tollison, 41, of Sparta, passed away July 3, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Tollison was born Oct. 29, 1969, in Nashville, to Arvil (Buck) and Amy Sue Williams Tollison.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Pearl Williams and Casto and Odella Tollison.
Survivors include his parents, Buck and Amy Tollison; daughters, Destiny and Addison; cousins, Rick, Randy and Beverly; and girlfriend, Julie Locke
Funeral service was graveside, at 3 p.m., July 5, 2011, at Old Zion Cemetery. Tony Vinson officiated.
Pallbearers were Tony Duncan, Jason Gunnels, Shane Howell, John Edmonds, Tommy Clark, Rodney Richards, Jay Massa, Pee Wee Howard and … Read More

Curlee Knowles

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Curlee Knowles, 78 of Walling, passed away July 2, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Knowles was born March 15, 1933, to Plummer and Lora Wright Knowles.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee of LTD.
Mr. Knowles was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ivres Rigsby Knowles, of Walling; four sons, Lewis Knowles, of Sparta, David Knowles, Jerry Knowles, Marion Knowles, all of Walling; two daughters, Donna Poling, of Walling, Katherine Adkins, of Sparta; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., July 6, 2011, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Springhill Cemetery. Alton Marcum officiated.… Read More

Raymond Harold Jared

Posted on July 7, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Raymond Harold Jared, a man more defined in how he lived rather than what he did, age 79, of Jared Road, Walling, died July 6, 2011 at his residence.
Although a dedicated dairyman who pioneered a business for his family, he is more honored through his all-American legacy of Christian faith and love for family.
His first act as an expectant father was asking God to make his children servants of the Lord in being positively active in their residing communities. That answered prayer continues to resound throughout his lineage of grandchildren and great-grandchildren to this day.
His heart was endowed with such immense love that it expanded … Read More

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