Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bobby Claud Richards

Posted on September 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Claud Richards, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 26, 2012, Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.
Mr. Richards was born Dec. 15, 1929, in White County, to Claud B. Richards and Margie Phifer Richards. He was a carpenter and painter and U. S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mildred Louise Gipson Richards, of Sparta; daughter, Sherrie Delane Tucker and husband Scott, of Nashville; granddaughter, Tiffany Jaine Evans, of Nashville; sister, Ruth Nell Richards, of Sparta; and three great-grandchildren, Ella Mae Baker, Ava Madison Baker and Addison Lane Baker, all of Nashville.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Sept. 28, 2012, at Hunter Funeral Home, with … Read More


Elaynie Chestene McDaniel

Posted on September 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elaynie Chestene McDaniel, 71, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 26, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Ms. McDaniel was born June 4, 1941, in Spencer, W. C. Lane Mills and Bertie Lee Morris Mills.
She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Ms. McDaniel was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, W. C. “Double” Mills.
Survivors include her son, Roy Lane “Dusty” McDaniel and wife Autumn, of Cookeville; sister, Claudene Mills, of Spencer; brother, Jim Mills and wife Maggie, of Spencer; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends; and special friends, Della and Larry.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Sept. 20, 2012, at Molloy … Read More


Neil Douglas Dywer Jr.

Posted on September 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Neil Douglas Dwyer Jr., 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 27, 2012,s at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Dwyer was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Norwell, Mass., to Neil Douglas Dwyer Sr. and Mary E. Ryan Dwyer.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Gentry Dwyer, of Sparta; son, James Dwyer, of Sparta; daughter, Ryanne Dwyer, of Sparta;
six daughters out-of-state, Ellen, Catherine, Donna, Stacy, Susan, Barbara; five sisters, Betty, Patsy, Sharon, Clara, Francis, all of Canada; one brother, Jim, of Canada; very special friend, Kemp Morgan; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.
A celebration of Mr. Dwyer’s life will be 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2012, at … Read More


Meet the Shelter Night set for Oct. 5

Posted on September 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Animal Shelter is holding Meet the Shelter Night on Oct. 5 at the Blue Building to educate the community on the shelter and what residents can do to get involved.
Everyone in the community and in surrounding communities is invited to attend. Ronni Connelly of the White County Animal Shelter will be providing information to attendees on statistics, programs, policy and procedures, volunteering and general shelter facts.
Local restaurants Little Caesars, Subway and Kentucky Fried Chicken are donating food so that residents can receive a free meal as the learn about the shelter. Walmart is donating supplies and Sanda Ayers of the Blue Building is … Read More


WCHS golfers net Top 20 finishes in the state

Posted on September 28, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Putting it in the cup. Shelby Johnson sinks a putt during the TSSAA state golf tournament. Johnson, a sophomore, shot a 158 in the tournament and finished tied for 15th.

Watching the tee shot. A.J. Wilkerson wrapped up his high school golf career finishing tied for 20th in the state. His two-day total at Willowbrook Golf Club was 150. The WCHS senior will be playing golf for Tennessee Tech next season.

Two White County High School golfers wrapped up the 2012 golf season by finishing among the top 20 Class AAA golfers in the state of Tennessee.
Shelby Johnson, a sophomore finished in a two-way tie for 15th … Read More


Governor proclaims Gold Star Mother’s Day

Posted on September 28, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced September 30, 2012 as Gold Star Mother’s Day.
On June 4, 1928, the members of a group led by Grace Darling Seibold of Washington, D.C., established American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. to provide support for mothers in the United States who lost sons or daughters in World War I. The name of the national organization was inspired by the custom of service members’ families hanging a service flag in the window of their homes. The service flag had a star for each family member serving in the military. Living service men were represented … Read More


Kaylee Leann Elaine Williams

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kaylee Leann Elaine Williams, 8, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 23, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Kaylee was born March 29, 2004, in White County, to Jessica Ann Williams Rittenberry and Matthew Ira Lewis.
She was a third grade student at Woodland Park Elementary. She has had a lifelong battle with illness, and the family wishes to thank the teachers and staff of Woodland Park and the nurses of CareAll for their love and support to Kaylee.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Jessica Williams Rittenberry and Danny, of Sparta; father and stepmother,
Matthew Ira Lewis and Julie of Charleston, S.C.; grandparents, Roberta and … Read More


Bobby Claud Richards

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Claud Richards, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 26, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


White County FFA annual mum sale now in progress

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County FFA chapter at White County High School is ready to help with those fall decorations. Students in the Greenhouse Management class grow mums and sell them as a “hands on” laboratory experience in the class. Money from the sale of the mums goes to fund the next step of the class, which is growing and selling poinsettias for the Christmas season. Pictured holding mums are FFA members and students Allison Holman, Zoe Cantrell, and Savanna Bolin. The mums can be purchased from any FFA member or by calling 836-8240 at the school. Area businesses or churches interested in placing an order for mums or poinsettias can … Read More


THP releases results of mobile truck inspections

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released a report of the vehicles inspected using the new Mobile Inspection Station on Sept. 21.
The vehicle came to White County to test the safety of large trucks traveling on Highway 111 that are carrying heavy and potentially dangerous cargo as the county has seen an increase in the number of commercial vehicle crashes.
According to a report by Sgt. Kent Norris, 44 full inspections were performed. 14 driver-only inspections were performed.
A total of 17 vehicles, approximately 39 percent, were considered to be out of service. According to Capt. R.C. Christian, this means that the vehicle had mechanical defects that posed … Read More


WCMS football drops CTC contest to Coffee Co.

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Middle school defense. The White County Middle School defense tries to stop the Coffee County runner during Tuesdays’ game in Manchester. The Warriors did hold the Raiders scoreless in the second half, but couldn’t overcome the 18-6 halftime deficit. WCMS wraps up their season next week at Warren County.

   The White County Middle School football team saw their hopes of an appearance in the Central Tennessee Conference bowl game disappear with their loss to Coffee County Tuesday night.
    The Warriors had already lost two conference games and still had an outside shot at a trip to the conference title game.  However, the Red Raiders ended that chance with … Read More


Randall Dean Cope

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Randall Dean Cope, 56, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 22, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Cope was born Sept. 8, 1956, in Spencer, to Donald Keith and Minnie Oleta Hale Cope.
Funeral service as 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Elaynie C. McDaniel

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elaynie C. McDaniel, 71, of Crossville, passed away Sept. 26, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Martha Sue Dodson Mason

Posted on September 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Martha Sue Dodson “Granny Sue” Mason, 87, of Quebeck, passed away Sept 21, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Mason was born Aug. 9, 1925, in White County, to
Herbert Leon Sr. and Sally Denton Dodson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Thomas Mason; brother, H.L. Dodson Jr.; and sisters, Ernestene Henry, Mildred Ashworth, Dorothy Dodson and Lesterene “Less” Meadows;
Survivors include her daughter, Reba Mason Bain and husband William, of Walling; son, Bruce Thomas Mason and wife Pattye, of Sparta; grandson, Jonathan Mason; brother, W.C. Dodson and wife Brenda, of Sparta; special child, Mason Farmer; and several step-grandchildren.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., Sept. … Read More


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