Monthly Archives: June 2018

Doyle College Research Project

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Landon D. Medley

Mrs. Fred Clark shared with me a 1917 Doyle College Catalog. It was found in the attic of Kevin Speck’s grandmother’s house. Mrs. Clark did a small book on Doyle College. I have found some group pictures in the Sparta Expositor as well. Need background information on the 1897 cyclone that damaged the buildings at Doyle. Doyle played a football game with Manchester High School, in 1923. Anyone know who was on the team? Have established ties with Union University in Murfreesboro and later it moved to Jackson, Tennessee. Need a picture of the Rev. Richard Hill Brown born 14 Jul 1866, died 20 … CONTINUED

Spencer Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Fireworks for sale

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Rev. Irving Daniel Parker Sr.

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Rev. Irving Daniel Parker, Sr., 83, of Sparta, passed away June 23, 2018, at his residence.

The Rev. Parker was born April 24, 1935, in Oyster, Virginia. He was the last surviving child of 12 born to George William Parker and Aline Marshall Parker.

He was a longtime minister, serving for 63 years. He ministered in Sparta, Tennessee; Smithville, Tennessee; Virginia; and Kentucky. The Rev. Parker held revivals in 48 states, with the two exceptions being Hawaii and Alaska. He served his nation in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Peggy Bennett Parker; daughter, Laura Ann Parker; … CONTINUED

Patricia Ann “Patty” Mullins

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Patricia Ann “Patty” Mullins, 57, of Sparta, passed away June 24, 2018, at Raintree Manor, in McMinnville.

Ms. Mullins was born Nov. 14, 1960, in Overton County, to Marvin Thomas Mullins and Anna Lucille Crabtree Mullins.

She loved watching television, mostly TV Land, and playing the board game Operation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Martha Hickey, Louise Richardson; and brothers, Charles Mullins and David Mullins.

Survivors include her siblings, Mary Ruth Mullins, of Cookeville, Agnes Hedgecough, of Cookeville, Jean Benton, of Monterey, Virginia Rogers, of Michigan, Frank (Jody) Mullins, of Sparta, John Henry Mullins, of Missouri, Jack Mullins, of Sparta, and numerous nieces and … CONTINUED

Alma Marie Hensley Looper

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Alma Marie Hensley Looper, 86, of Spencer, passed away June 24, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Looper was born March 1, 1932, in the Calfkiller community of Putnam County, to Alred Earl Brown and Mary Bessie Brown Hensley.

She was a homemaker and former babysitter. She enjoyed gardening alongside her husband, A.B. Looper.

Mrs. Looper was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, J.R. Hensley, Don Hensley, Richard Hensley; and a sister, Jean Hamlin.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Lopper; two brothers, Leroy (Bonnie) Hensley, Jim (Dorothy) Hensley; two sisters, Maxine Hensley (Marvin) Lewis, Mary McBroom; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Amy Elizabeth Clouse Springston

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Amy Elizabeth Clouse Springston, 44, of Sparta, left this life, on June 24, 2018, to go to her heavenly home.

Mrs. Springston was born Sept. 8, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan, to Garry and Kathryn Clouse. She was lovingly devoted to her husband, Brian, her family, and her faith. Brian often told her that Amy was short for amazing, and anyone who knew her knows how true that is. She found her true calling when she went to work as a teacher’s assistant, at Cassville Elementary, over 17 years ago. She loved her Cassville kids and her co-workers. Amy was strong in her faith and a proud member of … CONTINUED

Dennis Fredrick Schmitt

Posted on June 26, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dennis Fredrick Schmitt, 77, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away June 24, 2018, at home.

Mr. Schmitt graduated from Leeds High School – 1959; University of Alabama – 1963; McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University – 1966; and served Army Reserve as second lieutenant, United States Army.

He purchased a pharmacy and moved to Sparta, Tennessee, in 1967. The customers at the pharmacy, Warwick Discount Drugs, came to love Dennis as he cared for them for 21 years. In Sparta, Dennis raised his family.

He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church, in Sparta. It was through his involvement at this church where he was a founding … CONTINUED

Coach Pitch All-Stars playing in Carthage

Posted on June 26, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

Sparta’s 7-and-8-year-old Little League All-Star team will begin its area tournament play June 25 against the host team, Smith County.

The 7-and-8-year-old division is coach’s pitch, so who is on the mound doesn’t loom as significant for this age group. Defense gains a stricter focus because there should be a lot more opportunities to field this game. Plus, having the bats to put those pitches from the coach in play is another key to this age group.

Bruce Richardson is the manager for this year’s 7-and-8-year-old team, and he brings plenty of experience as a youth coach to the field.

The members with this team are Lucas Phillips, … CONTINUED

12-year old All-Stars ousted in district tourney

Posted on June 26, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

Gabriel Baker swings at a pitch in Friday night’s game vs. Smith County.

Trenton Wilson throws a pitch in Friday night’s game against Smith County. Wilson pitched the first two innings for the 12-year-old All-Stars.

The White County-Sparta Little League 12-year old All-Star Team saw its season come to a close in their district tournament, on Friday night.

The 12-year old All-Stars struggled with the bats in the tournament and lost both games due to run rule.

The first night of the tournament, the All-Star Team watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover, falling to Gallatin 12-1.

On Friday night, the All-Stars were unable to ever … CONTINUED

Rickey Carl Mott

Posted on June 26, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Rickey Carl Mott, 63, of Sparta, passed away June 25, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

July 4th event at Doyle

Posted on June 26, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A July 4th event, which includes fireworks, will be at Doyle Community Center beginning approximately 8:45 p.m. Rain out date will be July 7. Everyone is invited to attend.

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