Monthly Archives: November 2015

Warriors roll past Clarkrange

Posted on November 28, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors again used their three-point shooting to defeat Clarkrange 83-66.  Cade Crosland, who went over the 1000-point mark of his career in the first half, led the way with 26 points.

See Monday’s print edition for complete details.


Warriorettes suffer loss at Clarkrange

Posted on November 28, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorettes suffered a 39-33 setback at Clarkrange Saturday night.   Hannah Leftwich led WCHS in the loss with 16 points.

See Monday’s print edition for complete details.


Lois Cunningham Miller

Posted on November 28, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lois Cunningham Miller, 76, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Miller was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Anderson County, to Julius Martin Cunningham and Emma Young Cunningham.

She was a well-known porcelain dollmaker.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Avery Miller Jr.; niece, Cynthia Ann Frasier; nephew, Jason Boyd Frasier; and grand-niece, Emma Kate Burnhardt.

Survivors include her sister, Reba Frasier, of Sparta; brother, Julius C. Cunningham and wife Carolyn, of Cookeville; two nephews, Greg Frasier and wife Leeann, Chris Frasier and wife Donna, all of Sparta; two nieces, Amanda Burnhardt and husband Rob, of McMinnville, … Read More


Harold Lee Carr

Posted on November 28, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Harold Lee Carr, 76, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26 2015, at the NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Carr was born April 13, 1939, in White County, to Grady Lee Carr and Dora Bell Flatt Carr.

He was a former Bay Station manager and White County school bus driver.

Mr. Carr was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kyle Lee Carr.

Survivors include his wife, Dean Webster Carr; sister, Wanda Gibson; Cindi Winnett and husband Danny; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Kyle Lee and Keasha Winnett; niece, Lisa Hickey and husband Scott; great-niece, Saige Payne; great-nephew, Trip Hickey; great-great niece, Zoey Francisco; and several more nieces, nephews, … Read More


Agatha Rose “Dolly” Miller

Posted on November 28, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Agatha Rose “Dolly” Miller, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 16, 1927, in New York, New York, to Joseph DiGivanneillo and Frances DiPace DiGivanneillo.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Linda Tumminia; sister, Mary Gelardi; and brother Jerry “Sonny” DiGiovanniello.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Herbert “Red” Miller, of Sparta; two sons and their spouses, Thomas and Star Miller, of Sparta, Joseph and Diana Miller, of New Jersey; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Teneyck and … Read More


Alma Dorothea Bailey

Posted on November 28, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Alma Dorothea Bailey, 88, passed away Nov. 25, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highland Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Bailey was born April 16, 1927, in Portland, Maine, to Ward W. Dallen and Margaret M. Dallen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Beryl Everett and Sylvia Dallen.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Grady W. Bailey Jr.; sons; Grady W. Bailey III and wife, Anita, William Bailey and wife Diane, Timothy Bailey and wife Vivian; daughters, Donna Smith, Diane Goodyear; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Nov. 29, 2015, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial Old Bon Air Cemetery. … Read More


Lois Cunningham Miller

Posted on November 28, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lois Cunningham Miller, 76, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Torah Portion teaching

Posted on November 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Please come to hear the Torah Portion teaching for the Sabbath at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Yeshua’s Sabbath Church, 4199 Robert-Matthews Highway, in Sparta, O’Connor Road exit, one block from Highway 111. If you have any questions, please call (931) 314-7214 or “like” “Yeshua’s Sabbath Church” on Facebook.


Searching for Pearl Harbor veterans

Posted on November 27, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for a World War II veteran who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and who resides in White County.  The Expositor has published three stories with Pearl Harbor veterans in the past, with one posthumously.  We are now searching for any others who may have been at the U.S. naval base on that fateful day. Please call Kim Swindell Wood at (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.


Berry Basket open house Dec. 5

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Berry Basket will be hosting its Christmas open house, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Regular store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The open house will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a storewide sale. The first 10 customers will receive a free gift. Refreshments will be available. The Berry Basket is at 109 S. Wilson St., in Sparta. For more information call (931) 837-2377.


“Santa Paws” photo event

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Friends of White County Animals will be hosting their annual “Santa Paws” photo event 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Payless Family Pharmacy, 285 W. Turntable Road, in Sparta. There will be a mini-studio set-up to take holiday photos of dogs, cats, or any other pet, and even with you or your children if desired. Props and some dog costumes will be available, but feel free to bring your own costumes, too. Cost is $5 for 3-5 digital photos, and they will be emailed to you. Additional prints can be order at an extra charge. This year, Friends of White County Animals will also be offering … Read More


Alma Dorthea Bailey

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Alma Dorthea Bailey, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2015, at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Agatha Rose Miller

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Agatha Rose Miller, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Harold L. Carr

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Harold L. Carr, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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