Monthly Archives: March 2014

Veteran WCHS soccer team poised for 2014

Posted on March 9, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Soccer seniors. WCHS has six Warrior senior soccer players this spring. They are goalkeeper, Tommy Odom (front row), back row (l to r): Jacob Winton, C.D. Hindenberger, Dalton Pope, Tristen New and Nick Sanchez. The soccer team opens their season Tuesday at Lebanon.

When the spring season for White County High School soccer gets underway Tuesday, Coach Doug Dodson will have plenty of experience on which to rely.
The Warriors, who are coming off two of the best seasons record-wise in school history, return at least 15 players who gained valuable playing experience last season.
The Warriors are 19-7-2 over the past two seasons, including a 9-3-1 mark … CONTINUED


Track and field team getting ready to perform

Posted on March 9, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

WCHS track and field team. The members of the WCHS track and field team are pictured at left. They are (front row, l to r): Bri Officer, Mallory Scott, Anna Kropackova, Andrea Richardson, Krystal Ferganchick, Brie Lozado, Brittany Botkin and Alora Siebers. Middle row: Annalee Cunningham, Anna Day, Rhealan Rogers, Dee Dee Hartman, Kaylie N Anderson, Addie Hickey, Abby Ratliff and Cierra Cunningham. Back row: Peyton Leftwich, Jake Shockey, Jimmy Wallace, Bo Faulkner, Justin Rittenberry, Fredrique Demers, Malaysia Carrick, Melaney Payne, Kaylie E Anderson, Danielle Mott and Arlene Brown. Not pictured are Jamie Randolph, Keesha Williams and Cameron Bruce.

White County High School’s track and field team is … CONTINUED


Women speak from experience

Posted on March 8, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Catherine Meredith

Emily Willis

Editor’s note: This feature is the second part of a four-part series on National Women’s History Month.
Emily Willis
Emily Willis, a resident of NHC in Sparta, has witnessed and experienced her share of sexist treatment throughout the years. Willis encourages women to stand up for themselves.
Willis has also witnessed the treatment of women improve over her lifetime.
“They can’t look at you and say, ‘Shut up. You’re just a woman.’ Back then, you didn’t think about things like that. You just did as you were told,” Willis said.
Workplace discrimination was far from uncommon. Women were limited to certain fields of work, … CONTINUED


Remains positively identified as Reightler

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kelly Sue Reightler

Human remains that were found March 5 near the Doe Creek area of White County have positively been identified as Kelly Sue Reightler
According to Detective Chris Isom, of White County Sheriff Department, the medical examiner’s office in Nashville confirmed the identity on March 7, 2014.
Reightler had not been seen or heard from since she left her residence on North Star Road, in the Bon Air Community, in the early morning hours of Feb. 16.
A report was filed with the sheriff department on Feb. 19.
On March 5, the sheriff department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Sparta Fire Department, BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department, Tennessee … CONTINUED


Helen Louise Grissom Guthrie

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Helen Louise Grissom Guthrie, 89, passed away March 4, 2014, of natural causes following a yearlong struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A lifelong resident of Warren County, she was born June 6, 1924, to late John Curl and Kathrynn Grissom.
She married William Leonard Guthrie, in 1940, and they lived a long life together in the Dibrell community, where they ran the family business, Guthrie Nursery.
Above all else, Helen loved her family and church. She will be remembered by family and friends as a kind and giving person who was always ready to help those in need.
Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, and … CONTINUED


3rd Annual Cupcake Challenge is March 29

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Are you inspired to pull out your apron and mixing bowl after watching shows like “Cake Boss” or “Cupcake Wars”? Do you constantly feel inclined to get in touch with your inner Betty Crocker? Or perhaps these shows just make your sweet tooth quiver with delight? Well, this is the event for you.
The cupcake challenge is sponsored by Kids Putnam, which is an early intervention program dedicated to partnering with parents and their children. The organization offers services to children with developmental delays, as well as typically developing children ages birth- 5 years. They offer services to fit families’ needs either in their integrated day care setting … CONTINUED


Miller graduates Air Force basic training in San Antonio

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Air Force Airman Kasey M. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Miller is the daughter of Joanne Miller, of Sparta. She is a 2011 graduate of White County High School.


Earl Howard Meyers

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Earl Howard Meyers, 88, of Nashville, passed away March 6, 2014 at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Mr. Meyers was born Oct. 4, 1925, in McCallister, Okla., and was the son of Arthur H. Meyers and Hilda Louise Caldwell Kent.
He served his country 1942-1945, in World War II, in the United States Air Force and was a Shriner for 55 years and also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Winifred “Ferdie” Day Meyers; daughter Judy Monk; and brother, Jim Meyers.
Survivors include his sons, Rick Myers, Ron Meyers; grandchildren, Michele Banning, Judy Hill, Matt Meyers, … CONTINUED


Clata Mae Mason Richardson

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clata Mae Mason Richardson, 73, of Sparta, passed away March 5, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Sparta.
Mrs. Richardson was born Oct. 2, 1940, in White County, to Denton and Mary Iva Savage Mason.
She was a retired worker from Sparta Shirt Factory and Doyle Shirt Factory.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, James H. Richardson, and brothers, Earl Mason, Clyde Mason and Roy Mason.
Survivor include two daughters, Debbie Copeland and husband David, of Sparta, Sandra Zigler and husband Lynn, of Chattanooga; son, Walter Richardson, of Sparta; sister, Janie Luna, of McMinnville; grandchildren, Brandy Jones and … CONTINUED


Patricia Ann Wair Moseley

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patricia Ann Wair Moseley, 68, passed away March 4, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Ms Moseley was born March 15, 1945, in Nashville, the daughter of Clyde William Wair Sr. and Fannie Louise Taylor Wair.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Clyde William Wair Jr. and Virgil Wair.
Survivors include her brothers, James E. Wair Sr. and wife Darlene, of Lebanon, Wesley Eugene Wair, of Sparta; sisters, Brenda Williams and husband P. B., of Murfreesboro, Linda Goff, of Murfreesboro, Peggy Curtiss and husband Charles, of Sparta; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., March 6, 2014, at Plainview Free Will Baptist … CONTINUED


Ella June Brock

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ella June Brock, 73, of Oakland, Tenn., passed away March 6, 2014, at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, in Germantown.
Mrs. Brock was born May 22, 1940, in Spencer, the daughter of Sherful Braddom and Theola Grissom.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., March 9, 2014, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery, in Spencer. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m., March 8, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 9, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Danny Dale Nowling

Posted on March 7, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Danny Dale Nowling, 69, of Walling, passed away March 21, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nowling was born March 8, 1944, in Brownstown, Ind., and was the son of Nelson Nowling and Irene Gunther Nowling.
No service is announced at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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