Monthly Archives: July 2011

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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Lucille Jones Young

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

Lucille Jones Young, 86, of Doyle, passed away July 4, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Young was born Feb. 19, 1925, in White County, to Estel and Fannie Kirby Jones.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lewis Young Sr.; a son, R. L. Young; and daughter, Anna Lee Pittman.
Survivors include three sons, Erbie Young and wife Vickie, Donald Young Jr. and wife Beulah, Daryl Young and wife Joyce, all of Sparta; daughter, Dianna Rogers and husband Hollis, of Doyle; 11 grandchildren, Donald L. Young III, Dewayne Rogers, Tonia Frazier, Melissa Quinn, JoAnn O’Connor, Loretta Davis, Roxie Young, April Morris, Jim Bob … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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.… CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Robert Reed Wright

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

Robert Reed Wright, 80, passed away July 6, 2011, at Woodbury Health Care Center, in Woodbury.
Mr. Wright born Aug. 8, 1930, in DeKalb County, to James Everett Wright and Effie Mae Henderson Wright.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thurman Wright, Clifton Wright, Othel Wright; and sisters, Claris Cope, Lois Vaughn, Mary O’Dell Clark, Beatrice Humphrey, and Ruth Geneva Wright.
He is survived by a loving sister, Opal Wright Wood, of Walling; two brothers, Larry McBride, of Rock Island, Garry McBride and wife Carolyn, of Smithville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., July 9, 2011, at Thurman Funeral Home, … CONTINUED


Heat Up the Flavor With Gourmet Grilling

Posted on July 5, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Summertime Kabobs

White Wine Sausage Bath

Italian Burgers

While it’s hard to resist the delicious aroma of food sizzling on the grill, few people associate the backyard barbecue with gourmet greatness. As the flames heat up this summer, you can single-handedly alter that perception by introducing a new element of flavor – Italian sausage.
A close cousin to the bratwurst, versatile Italian sausage offers a flavorful alternative with a unique blend of herbs and spices. Available in a variety of seasonings and flavors – such as Johnsonville’s Mild, Sweet or Hot Italian Sausage Links – savory Italian sausage can serve as the foundation of wide array of dishes.… CONTINUED


Host a Star-Studded Fourth

Posted on July 5, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party, with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks – a real star-studded holiday celebration.
The entertaining experts from Wilton have plenty of ideas to add star power to the occasion, beginning with the decorations. Festive stars and stripes napkin rings in red, white and blue dress up napkins and containers of colorful blossoms to brighten up the table. Then, on to the main course. Serve an all-American favorite meal of grilled burgers and corn on the cob, appropriately topped with a star-shaped pat of butter.
The grand finale is always part of this all-American celebration. Patriotic Pops cut into … CONTINUED


TBI begins “Blue Alert” program on July 1

Posted on July 5, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation now has the ability to begin issuing Blue Alerts, as of July 1, 2011, as established by a new law requiring the agency to develop a system for the rapid dissemination of information to the public to assist in apprehending violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers in the line of duty or to aid in locating a missing officer where foul play is involved.
The program will use the statewide infrastructure of the existing AMBER Alert system, which pushes out critical information to citizens to assist in locating a missing child who is in imminent danger.
Blue Alert will … CONTINUED


TWRA officers remain diligent on area lakes

Posted on July 5, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sobriety check. A boater on an area lake is checked for sobriety by an officer with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, as part of Operation Dry Water. TWRA officials will continue through the Fourth of July holiday weekend to diligently check local lakes and waterways for boat operators, who are drinking and boating.

During the weekend of June 24 through 26, officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in a nationwide effort called Operation Dry Water to crack down on boat operators under the influence of alcohol and drugs on state waters.
Boating Under the Influence is the leading contributor in boating accident fatalities. This year arrest numbers … CONTINUED


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