Big Spring decoration

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:43 am

Saturday, May 18

Who: Big Spring Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Business meeting at noon; officers will be elected

Where: Cemetery pavilion

Contact: Donations for upkeep may be sent to Big Springs Cemetery, 9885 Monterey Highway, Sparta, Tennessee 38583

Van Buren Fair benefit

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:42 am

Saturday, May 18

Who: Van Buren County Fair Board

What: Benefit auction

When: Food and music begins at 4 p.m.; auction at 6 p.m. (food includes smoked pulled pork sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert for $7; bluegrass music by The Anderson Family)

Where: 2532 Archie Rhinehart Parkway at Fall Creek Falls Riding Stables

Contact: (931) 235-7524


WCHS Band concert

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:38 am

Saturday, May 11

Who: White County High School Band

What: Spring Concert (donations at door appreciated)

When: 5 p.m.

Where: WCHS Multipurpose Room

Relay For Life

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:31 am

Saturday, May 11

Who: American Cancer Society

What: Relay For Life

When: 4-10 p.m.

Where: Metcalf Park, at the Farmers Market Pavilion

Contact: Roxanna Hitchcock at Sparta-White County YMCA

Spring Fling

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:30 am

Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11

Who: Family Harvest Church of God

What: Spring Fling

When: Auction at 2 p.m., on May 11 (event includes yard sale setup)

Where: 375 Brock Lane, in Sparta

Contact: (931) 316-1819

Jeffery Lynn Cole

Posted by | May 7, 2019 5:08 pm

Jeffery Lynn Cole, 58, passed from this life, on May 6, 2019, at home, from an extended illness.

Mr. Cole was born Aug. 13, 1960, to  Glen “Red” Cole and Clara Bethene Bayless Cole.

He was a native of Van Buren County and a lifelong resident. He was known to his co-workers and friends as “Cobb.” He was a Critical Care Paramedic with White County Emergency Medical Service, a Mason, and he volunteered with Spencer Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Kevin Bouldin.

Survivors include his loving wife, Cheryl Bouldin Cole, of Spencer; son, … Read More

Cliden L. Vickers

Posted by | May 7, 2019 12:58 pm

Cliden L. Vickers, 71, of Crossville, passed away April 28, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Vickers was born May 30, 1947, in Cookeville, to Everette Vickers and Reba Vinson Vickers. He was the husband of Conley Vickers.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lucille Burgess

Posted by | May 7, 2019 9:18 am

Mary Lucille Burgess, 73, of Crossville, passed away May 2, 2019, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.

She was born June 11, 1945, in Crossville, the daughter of L.D. Randolph and Ruby Anderson Randolph.

A memorial service will be at a later date at Smith’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, in Pleasant Hill.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Lillian Reeves

Posted by | May 7, 2019 9:14 am

Ruth Lillian Reeves, 70, passed away May 4, 2019, at her home in  Sparta, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Reeves was born June 20, 1948, in Milan, Missouri, to Orval Sherwood and Lillian Warren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Anthony Ray Search; and daughter, Melinda Louise Jenkins.

She is survived by her loving husband, Roger Reeves; daughter, Cheryl Denise Reed; stepchildren, Kathy Alwood, Jamie McNabb, Robert Reeves; granddaughters, Kenya Reed, Valerie Welch, Mandy Ford, Christy Oliva; grandsons, Joseph Reed, Carlos Oliva, Christopher Reed, David Oliva; great-grandchildren, Lydia, Kyle, Bracken, Abby, Tyson, Brody, Lindsey, Jennifer, Allen, Gabriel, Charlie; and four step-grandchildren.

Funeral service will … Read More

Lillian Roberta Brock

Posted by | May 7, 2019 9:08 am

Lillian Roberta Brock, 87, passed away May 3, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Brock was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Sparta to G.W. Rice and Vallie Maybelle McBride Rice.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Beecher Brock; son, Tim Brock; and daughter, Paula Hooper.

Survivors include her nephew, Gene England and wife Arleen, of Illinois; nieces, Joyce England, of Sparta, Jean England, of Grimsley, Wanda Gribble, of Doyle; and church family and several friends.

Funeral service was 5 p.m., May 6, 2019, Ole Country Church, in Quebeck, with burial at Anderson Cemetery. Bro. Nathan Hawkins and Bro. Gene Williams officiated.

Thurman Funeral Home

Russell Gregory Giampietro Sr.

Posted by | May 7, 2019 9:04 am

Russell Gregory Giampietro Sr. was born in New York City, on July 13, 1940, to Josephine and Pasqual (Patrick) Giampietro.

He had two brothers: Clifford, who preceded him in death, and Ronald, who currently resides in New Jersey.

He left this life the morning of May 3, 2019. He was 78 years old.

He is survived by his sons, Russell Giampietro Jr. and wife Laurie, of Sparta, John Giampietro and fiancée Tamika, of Knoxville, Tony Giampietro and wife Kickan, of Hudiksvall, Sweden; daughter Georgianna Giampietro, of Sparta; granddaughters Sarah, Keala and Emmalina Amelianna Giampietro; grandsons, Giavanino Giampietro, Kevin Giampietro, Daniel Price and fiancée Santos, of Sparta, William Tyler … Read More

“Restaurant Week” dine out to help Cookeville Regional patients

Posted by | May 7, 2019 6:08 am

Get ready for some great food and specials because it is Restaurant Week in the region. Restaurant Week highlights the culinary talents at local restaurants. Now through May 11, by dining at one of these restaurants will help patients in this region who have had a life changing medical event.

Participating restaurants include: 37 Cedar, Backroom Bistro, Big Tony’s Pizzeria, Blue Rooster Canteen, Char, Crawdaddy’s, Father Tom’s Pub, Foglight Foodhouse, Mamma Rosa’s, Nick’s, Persis Indian Grill, Rib City, Seven Senses, Southern Rock Bouncin BBQ, Spankies, The Blue Pig, and World Foods.

Restaurant Week is sponsored by IWC and supports the Patient Assistance Funds at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. … Read More

Soccer season ends in district play

Posted by | May 7, 2019 6:00 am

The White County High School soccer team traveled to Soddy Daisy, on May 3, to begin play in the district tournament.  Both teams played very strong defense in the first half.  Soddy Daisy and White County battled and could only score one goal each in that first half.  White County scored their only goal of the night when Isaac Miller passed the ball to Will Cheek and he drove the ball past the Soddy Daisy goalie.  Score at halftime was 1-1.  The second half saw Soddy score two more goals, and Sparta could not get anything going offensively. The game ended 3-1 in favor of Soddy Daisy.  The … Read More

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