Monthly Archives: November 2014

Department of Commerce announces Close the Door campaign

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance last week announced its “Close the Door” campaign, stating that closing the door reduces fire growth and spread, limits damage to the home and could save lives. The agency said a closed door can hinder flames and smoke from spreading as well as help deprive a fire of oxygen.


Sales position

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood


WCHS Financial Aid Workshop

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School seniors and parents – mark your calendars for the Financial Aid Workshop at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17,  in the WCHS cafeteria. Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) will be there to explain types of financial aid available and show you how to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


Saluting our veterans – Ryan Roberts

Posted on November 10, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ryan Roberts served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Ralph Edward Spivey

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ralph Edward Spivey, 50, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 7, 2014, in Cookeville.

He was the son of the late Ola Spivey and Lois Shoemate Walker.

Mr. Spivey was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Denise Spivey.

He was a member of Cookeville Church of God and was disabled.

Mr. Spivey is survived by his five children, Michelle and her husband Daniel Haggard, of Dowelltown, Keesha Spivey, of Sparta, Stephanie Spivey, of Cookeville, and Brandon and Candace; mother, Lois Shoemate Walker, of Cookeville; three sisters, Teresa Duke and fiance, Jamie Tolar, of Madison, Sandie and her husband Tim Faught, of Madison, Sherry Moceri, of Old … Read More


Elks Lodge omelet breakfast

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Elks Lodge 2863 will have an omelet breakfast 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Nov. 16, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. The meal will include an omelet or two eggs (served your way), sausage patties or bacon, hash browns, toast and drink, $7. For more information call (931) 858-0930.

 


Elks Lodge hamburger steak dinner

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Elks Lodge 2863 will have a hamburger steak dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. The meal will include a hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll drink and dessert, $8. For more information call (931) 858-0930.


Mary Redding Bonner Hudgens

Posted on November 10, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Redding Bonner Hudgens (Granny Hudgens), 98, passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2014, at Life Care Center of Sparta. She had been a resident there for the past 11 years, with Dr. Cunliff and the entire staff having become much like family, always treating her with compassion and respect.

Mrs. Hudgens was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Pasadena, California, to C.F. and Susie Argo Bonner. Her parents died when she was a youngster, and she was raised by her uncle and aunt, Dr. Frank and Mrs. Fannie Richards, of Sparta.

In December 1935, she married Horace A. Hudgens, who preceded her in death in November 1974. They made … Read More


William Brock Miller

Posted on November 10, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

William Brock Miller, of Johnson City, passed away Nov. 8, 2014 at home.

Mr. Miller was born on Dec. 18,1922, in Sparta, the son of Thomas Butler and Annie Mae Miller. He grew up in Sparta,

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 67 years, Betty B. Miller, on Oct. 30, 2014; his son, James William Miller, of Johnson City, in 2012; sister, Ann Hughes; brothers, Thomas Lafayette Miller, Roberts Southard Miller; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War II, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee Technological University and a MBA from East Tennessee State … Read More


Saluting our veterans – Eric Jordan

Posted on November 9, 2014 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Eric Jordan, son of David Jordan, is in the U.S. Army and currently serving in Afghanistan.


Saluting our veterans – Foster Young

Posted on November 9, 2014 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Foster Young served 1988-2008.in Tennessee Army National Guard; he was deployed to Iraq in 2004, for Operation Iraqi Freedom; he retired as an E6 staff sergeant; he is also a member of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad.


Saluting our veterans – Jason Williams

Posted on November 9, 2014 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jason Williams is an E5 sergeant; served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1999-2004, and has been active with the National Guard since; served 2001-2002 in Operation Enduring Freedom while in the U.S. Marines; served in Iraq 2009- 2010 for a year and this past deployment in Afghanistan, 2013-2014. Williams is also a member of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad.


Saluting our veterans – Mike McLatchy

Posted on November 9, 2014 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

United States Marine, Cpl. Mike McLatchy, 1991-1996, member of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad


Tracy Carol Brady

Posted on November 9, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tracy Carol Brady, 46, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at her home in Cookeville, TN.

Tracy was born March 15, 1968 in White County, the daughter of Billy Joe and Brenda Hampton.

She was co-owner of Brady Express in Cookeville.

Tracy was preceded in death by her grandparents: Andrew and Linnie Mae Hitchcock and Joe Dibb and Linnie Mae Hampton.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Brady, of Cookeville; two sons, Brandon Bryant and Josh Brady, of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley Bryant Hull and Josh Hull, of Cookeville; parents, Billy Joe and Brenda Hampton, of Sparta; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Christy Hampton and nephews, Tanner … Read More


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