Monthly Archives: December 2012

Warriorettes advance to Winterfest title game

Posted on December 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette basketball team will be taking on Alcoa Saturday at 6 p.m. in the championship game of the Winterfest Shootout in Sevierville.
The Warriorettes (10-1) reached the title game with two wins in which they built double figure leads, saw their lead get cut into drastically, but were able to hold on for the wins.
In Thursday’s opening round, they defeated Heritage (10-3) 53-50. They led by 10 with just over two minutes left, but had to hold on for the win. Allyson Quillen led the way with 12 points.
They built a 14-point halftime lead over Sevier County (5-6) in Friday’s semifinal game, saw that lead … Read More


James Donald Calvert

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Donald Calvert, 81, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Calvert was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Flint, Mich., the son of Boyd J. and Norma Bell Vancil Calvert.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Calvert was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Phillip Calvert; and a sister, Joyce Ann.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Calvert, of Sparta; two sons, Bruce Calvert and wife Mary Ann, of Fredricksburg, Va., Christopher Calvert and wife Beth, of Sparta; and four grandchildren, Shannon, Eileen, Elizabeth and Megan Calvert.
A memorial service will be at a later date at Oak Lawn … Read More


Augusta Deane “Gussie” Lowery

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Augusta Deane “Gussie” Lowery, 63, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Survivors include her husband, Willard E. Lowery; son, Saxton Lowery; brother, Terry Henderson and wife Linda; four grandchildren, Mahayla Lowery, Curronica Lowery, Hillary Morgan, Hali Howard; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Adeline, Brooklyn; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 26, 2012, at Life and Praise Worship Center, with burial in Davis Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 26, at the church.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Anthony Myers

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald Anthony Myers, 69 of Doyle, passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Myers was born April 5, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Minnie Belle Walker Scott and Harvey Nolan Myers.
He was a former diesel mechanic.
Mr. Myers was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Maria June Dobbs.
Survivors include his son, Nolan Myers and Bobbi Poston, of Sparta; daughters, Mica D. Cowen and husband Jeff, of Sparta, Kayla M. Myers and Donald Lusk, of Albertville, Ala.; grandchildren, Connor Donald Myers, Brandy Danielle Myers, William Justin Cowen, Ashley Nichole Morrill, Jacob Todd Cowen, Chloe Brianna June Myers, Kylie Alexis Myers, Cayden … Read More


Scott Douglas Young

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Scott Douglas Young, 49, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 14, 2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Young was born Feb. 3, 1963, in Shelbyville, Ill., to Fred and Shirley Keenan Young.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, in Shelbyville, Ill., with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, in Shelbyville, Ill.
Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, in Shelbyville, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.


Donna Katherine Sims

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donna Katherine Sims, 71, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 13, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Sims was born June 13, 1941, in Sparta, the daughter of Donald Gaines and Clara Dean Collins Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James “Bud” Stewart; and a great-grandson, Oliver Tylka.
Survivors include her husband, George Sims, of Sparta; four sons, Rick Sims and wife Felecia, Greg Sims and wife Janet, Mike Sims and wife Kay, David Sims and wife Tina; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Dec. 16, 2012, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn … Read More


Nell Fletcher Guy

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Nell Fletcher Guy, 76, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Guy was born Feb. 25, 1936, in White County, to lJohn Henry and Addie Maynard Fletcher.
She was retired from Mallory Controls and was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Guy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Gene Guy; three brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Reta Gardner, of Nashville; two grandsons, Matthew Gardner and wife Kari, of Madison, Ala., Nathan Gardner and fiancee’ Michelle, of Pueblo West, Colo.; great-grandson, Brent Gardner of Madison, Ala.; special nieces, Frances Rich, Edna Dabbs; and several nieces and nephews.… Read More


William Paul Warren

Posted on December 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Paul Warren, 81, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Warren was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Bedford County, to John Cleveland and Mattie Frances Warren.
He was a minister and served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Cecil Blaylock Warren, of Sparta; two sons, Johnny Warren and wife Brenda, Keith Warren and wife Donna; three daughters, Annette Tucker, Jackie Wells and husband Eddie, Wendy Tucker and husband Doug; sister, Fay Bailey and husband James; four stepsons, Joe Williams, Cletus Blaylock, Billy Blaylock, Johnny Blaylock and wife Rosa Lee; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and … Read More


Sandra Ann Rydberg Lee

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sandra Ann Rydberg Lee, 72, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 17, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Lee was born March 21, 1940, in Houston, Texas.
She was a bookkeeper and volunteer with the White County Humane Society.
Survivors include her husband, Don E. Payne Sr., of Sparta; four sons, Mike Lee, Patrick Lee, Chris Lee, Tim Lee; four grandchildren, Jamie Lee, Katelyn Lee, Shon Lee, Nathan Pride; and sister, Linda DeSonber, of Des Moines, Iowa.
Mrs. Lee will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services under the care and direction of Hunter Funeral Home. No local services are planned.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Katherine Lusk Sullivan

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Katherine Lusk Sullivan, 84, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 17, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mrs. Sullivan was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Grundy County, to Frank and Lucille West Lusk.
Funeral service was 7 p.m., Dec. 19, 2012, at Spencer Funeral Home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ruth Winton Robbins Mitchell

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruth Winton Robbins Mitchell, 96, of Sparta, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Dec. 16, 2012 at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Mitchell was born March 26, 1916. She was the daughter of Isaac Emit Winton and Flora Catherine Bilbrey Winton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two loving husbands, Hyle Kenneth Robbins and Arthur Mitchell; son, Gary Michael Robbins; and brothers and sisters, Lestie Young, Louester Ledbetter, Carrie Norris, Hallie Vaughn, Robert Winton, Bethel Winton, Billie Winton and Carlos Winton.
Survivors include brother, Glen Winton, of Sparta; daughter- in-law, Judy Robbins, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jeff and Leigh Robbins, Mitch and … Read More


Juanita Hensley Tallent

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Juanita Hensley Tallent, age 79 of Sparta passed away Dec. 16, 2012, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Tallent was born Jan. 6, 1933, in White County, to Jim and Myrtle Presley Hensley.
She was a group home manager.
two husbands Arlie Jones, LeRoy Tallent; and two sisters, Carolyn Pittman and Brucella Hensley.
Survivors include her daughter, Bernice Simmons, of Sparta; son, Mike Tallent, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Candie Simmons, LeRoy Michael Ray Tallent; great-grandchild, Carrie Simmons; two brothers, Jim Hensley and wife Elizabeth, Roger Hensley and Lorie, all of Sparta; and three sisters, Wanda Hensley, Faye Hensley, and Evelyn Young and husband John, all of Sparta… Read More


Donald Anthony Myers

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald Anthony Myers, 69 of Doyle, passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Myers was born April 5, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Minnie Belle Walker Scott and Harvey Nolan Myers.
He was a former diesel mechanic.
Mr. Myers was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Maria June Dobbs.
Survivors include his son, Nolan Myers and Bobbi Poston, of Sparta; daughters, Mica D. Cowen and husband Jeff, of Sparta, Kayla M. Myers and Donald Lusk, of Albertville, Ala.; grandchildren, Connor Donald Myers, Brandy Danielle Myers, William Justin Cowen, Ashley Nichole Morrill, Jacob Todd Cowen, Chloe Brianna June Myers, Kylie Alexis Myers, Cayden … Read More


Bobbie Lee Bryant

Posted on December 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobbie Lee Bryant, 76, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 16, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.
Mr. Bryant was born June 21, 1936, in Sparta, to Earl A. Bryant Sr. and Fannie Mae Tolbert Bryant.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna Jeanette Broom Bryant; and brothers, Earl A. Bryant, Jr. and James Douglas Bryant.
Survivors include loving wife, Evelyne Walker Bryant; daughters, Belinda Bryant, Cyndee McClain and husband Matt; stepchildren, Randy Parker, Tammie Parker; grandchildren, Christian McClain, Taylor McClain; step-granddaughter, Leslie; step-great-grandchildren, Caleb, Alex; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., Dec. … Read More


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