Monthly Archives: March 2014

Billy Royce Johnson

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Royce Johnson, 79, of Sparta, passed March 23, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Johnson was born April 25, 1934, in Sparta, to Alex and Nodi Winstead Johnson.
He was a retired truck driver for the White County Highway Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rave Nell Hutchings Johnson; son, Kendell Johnson; brother Fred Leslie Johnson; and sister, Jo Nell Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Joy Johnson; children, David Mayfield, Duane Mayfield, Caron Mayfield; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 26, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial … CONTINUED


Margaret Alberta Wilhite Gardner

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margaret Alberta Wilhite Gardner, 79, passed away quietly March 25, 2014, at NHC Healthcare Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Gardner was born Feb. 8, 1935, the daughter of Bill Wilhite and Ollie Belle Tallent Wilhite, of White County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Sam Kirk Gardner; and brother, Joe Wilhite.
She was survived by her loving husband, Sam B. Gardner, of Sparta; brothers, Bobby Wilhite, J.B. Wilhite; daughter in law, Sharon Gardner, of Salem, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Sarah Rachel Gardner, and Samuel Nathan Gardner of Salem, Ill.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., March 29, 201, at Athens Church of Christ, with burial in … CONTINUED


Valerie Jessup Wiist

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Valerie Jessup Wiist, 64, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2014, at her residence.
Mrs. Wiist was born Aug. 30, 1949, in Winchester, Ind., to Max E. and Nadine B. Blansett Jessup.
She was a former nursing home cafeteria worker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Wiist, and a sister, Patricia Piercey.
Survivors include her daughter, Becky Shockley and husband Ski; son Shawn Wiist; daughter, Dee Williams and husband Tracy;
daughter-in-law: Kristi Bridges; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 25, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Ray … CONTINUED


TLC Family Care introduces Cool Sculpting to Sparta

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cori Dodson, LPN; Leslee Bumbalough, EMT-IV; Dr. Mollie Dodson

Raela Gore
Staff Writer
raela@myspartanews.com
Dr. Mollie Dodson, a physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics at TLC Family Care in Sparta, is excited to introduce Cool Sculpting, a non-invasive procedure that allows patients to sculpt the body they want.
“The reason we became interested in Cool Sculpting is we have a lot of women come in who are interested in weight loss, and obesity is a real problem in Tennessee,” Dodson said. “This is something that I have been following for several years.”
Dr. Dodson and her team attended an informational event in New York City. At the … CONTINUED


This Week in White County History

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Downtown Sparta, in 1909, looking east

1974
•Central Church of Christ burned the note on their last indebtedness after making their last payment.
•The Department of Housing and Urban Development approved Sparta as a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program.
•Sherry Qualls and Glen Jared were named DECA students of the year for the sixth district.
1984
•J. Michael Mullis, who had been hired as an industrial consultant, compiled a book of data prospective industries usually seek and arranged it in a quick reference guide to Sparta and White County.
•Dr. Harold Andrews announced that after 40 years, he would be retiring his medical practice.
•The United … CONTINUED


Larry Dale Kerr

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Larry Dale Kerr, 49, of Doyle, passed away March 23, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Kerr was born June 10, 1964, in Willoughby, Ohio, to J.L. and Evelyn Clark Kerr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Lee Kerr, James Kerr and Ronald Kerr.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene “Crickett” Kerr, of Doyle; stepson, Bobby Norton; son, Dustin Kerr; daughter, Katelyn Kerr; two grandchildren, Gabby Norton, Gage Norton; brothers and their spouses, David and Carolyn Kerr, Mike and Nikki Kerr; sister-in-law, Karen Kerr; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 29, 2014, at Hunter … CONTINUED


World-class juggler

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

North Sparta Church of God presents a special children’s service with world-class juggler Nathan Dorrell (aka The Crazy Tie Man) at 11 a.m., March 30, at the church, 335 N. Spring St., in Sparta. Lunch will follow the service. For more information call (931) 265-1777.


Elks Lodge open house

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elks Lodge 2893 will host an open house 4-7 p.m., March 29, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. There will be food, prizes, local vendors and a D.J. for your enjoyment. For More information call (931) 858-0930.


Library used book sale

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Public Library will have a used book sale April 3-5, at Sparta First United Methodist Church, 23 N. Church St., in Sparta. The times are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For more information call (931) 836-3613.


Faith Promise Mission Conference

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Calvary Baptist Church is hosting the Faith Promise Mission Conference March 30-April 2, at 4417 Roberts-Matthews Highway. The times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday; 6:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; and 5:30 p.m., international suppers. For more information call (931) 738-8296.


Abbie Christine Crawford Johnson

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Abbie Christine Crawford Johnson, 91 of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2014, at the NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 4, 192,2 in the Todd Town community of Cumberland County, to Albert B. and Josie R. Scott Crawford.
She worked at the old Sparta Shirt Factory for 36 years, Sutton’s for 10 years and also delivered newspapers for The Expositor for 15 years until her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Johnson; four sons, Raymond Edward, Larry Rawleigh, William Nathan, Bruce Dewayne; grandson, Robert M. “Tooter” Johnson; sister, Billie Ruth McBride; and daughter-in-law, Claudette Johnson.… CONTINUED


Rosa Nell Carter

Posted on March 25, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rosa Nell Carter, 85, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mrs. Carter was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Sparta, the daughter of Hershel Jenkins and Notie Jane Rose.
Survivors include her son, Robert D. Lamb and wife Debbie, of Sparta; son, Kenneth Dale Lamb, of Sparta; granddaughter, Becky Sims and husband Brandon, of Sparta; brothers, Wallace Jenkins, of Sparta, Arthur Jenkins and wife Mildred, of Sparta, John Thomas Jenkins and wife Irene, of Milwaukee, Wis.; sisters, Geneva Keathley, of Hendersonville, Notie Jo Robinson and husband of Jimmy, of Sparta; great-grandson, Mitchell Lamb, of Sparta; great-granddaughters, Haily Lam, Alayna Sims, both of … CONTINUED


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