Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bernie Ruth Kirby Qualls

Posted on July 23, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Mrs. Bernie Ruth Kirby Qualls, age 72 of Quebeck, passed away Tuesday night, July 21, 2015 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1943 in White County to the late Waymon and Willie Miller Kirby. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gaines Qualls; two brothers, John Kirby and Edward Kirby, and a sister, Daisy Kirby.

She is survived by her two sisters: Reba Tindle of McMinnville and Christine Collins of Taylor, Michigan, along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, July 23, 2015 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Bro. Glenn Swoape will … CONTINUED

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Tent Revival

Posted on July 23, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, located at the corner of Cane Creek and Burgess Falls Road, is holding a tent revival Aug. 9-14. There will be singing each night. Evangelists David Bratcher, Johnnie Wayne Sullivan and Derek Wilson will speak. For more information, call 739-8584.

Johnson grandsons carry on football tradition

Posted on July 22, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Sparta’s Bill Johnson was a standout performer for the University of Tennessee football team during the 50’s.

In fact, Johnson earned All American honors in 1957.  Though his playing days are well behind him, the Johnson football legacy is in good hands.  Four of Johnson’s grandsons will be playing college football this fall.  Two of those will be playing for Tennessee Tech University.

See Thursday’s print edition for the complete story.

Sparta Sox finish runner-up in BPA World Series

Posted on July 22, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Sparta Sox 14U travel baseball team finished runner-up in the Silver Major Division of the BPA World Series last week in Murfreesboro.  See Thursday’s print edition for a complete rundown of their trip through the tournament bracket.

Warriors get in work with Navy Seals

Posted on July 22, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

As Warrior football camp and the official start of practice nears, the WCHS football team did some team building exercises with Navy Seals last week.  See Thursday’s print edition for the details and pictures of the day.

Hickory Valley barbeque supper

Posted on July 22, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser barbeque supper 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 at the department. Barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drinks will be served. THe cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.

Jericho Cemetery Decoration

Posted on July 22, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Decoration of the Jericho Cemetery is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. The financial report will be given at 11 a.m., followed by a speaker.  A covered dish lunch will begin at noon.

William Larry Sullivan

Posted on July 22, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

William Larry Sullivan passed away December 21, 2014. He was 86 years old. He was the son of Sampson and Hallie (Goodwin) Sullivan of Baker’s Crossroads in Sparta.

Mr. Sullivan was a long distance truck driver and lived most of his adult life in central Florida.

He is survived by two son, Gerald and Gary Sullivan; three grandchildren, Ronnie, Mark and Blake Sullivan; one great-grandson, Spencer Sullivan; and one sister, Elna Nicholes, of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Kathlee (Tollison) Sullivan, and two brothers, Harold and Ralph Sullivan.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at … CONTINUED

“AbbyKats” are playing in support of Abby Ratliff

Posted on July 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The 18U Travel Team have dubbed themselves the “AbbyKats”… Playing for Abby Ratliff. This softball team is showing their support for Abby, who was severely injured in a sledding accident earlier this year, by wearing her favorite team’s colors (Kentucky Wildcat Blue), while playing in state-wide tournaments. Pictured are: (top row left to right) Sydney Leftwich, Julianne Guy, Kylie Evans, Myranda Bailiff, Ally Copeland, Krislyn Jenkins, Shana Simmons, (bottom row left to right) Jessie Greene, Allison Maynard, Erica Smiley, Lexi Bates, Sarah Wilson, and head coach Derrick Dale, coaches Brad Smiley and Michael Leftwich.

County Commission rejects budget

Posted on July 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Delaney Austin

The White County Commission declined a tax increase, as well as the proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year, during the July 20 White County Commission meeting. Before the votes were cast, County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said, “I heard this mentioned twice, and I’m probably going to make some people mad here, but this is not a balanced budget. “You are being told this, but it’s not. The revenue source is not going to be the same as what’s predicted in this budget. Debt-services is not being addressed. Debt-service is going to lose a quarter-million dollars,” said Robinson. To read more about the meeting, pick up Thursday’s … CONTINUED

Sparta Motlow location releases fall schedule

Posted on July 22, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Motlow Fall Schedule

Janet Patricia Roberts Fletcher

Posted on July 22, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Janet Patricia Roberts Fletcher, M.S., R.D., age 61, died on July 20, 2015 at Vidant In-Patient Hospice Care in Greenville, North Carolina. Janet was born in Painesville, Ohio to Verble and Lucille Roberts and was the youngest of two children. Sometime early in her life Janet developed a passion for helping people, travel and reading. After graduating from White County High School, Sparta, Tennessee, Janet entered college at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics in 1976. Following her undergraduate experience, she was employed as an extension agent and served in rural Fentress and Warren counties in Tennessee. Janet later entered graduate … CONTINUED

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