William Carroll Haston

Posted by | November 24, 2003 12:00 am

William Carroll “W.C.” Haston, 80, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 19, 2003.
Haston was born May 27, 1923, in Van Buren County, to Arthur Haston and Ethel Walker Haston.
Haston served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He had been a state highway employee.
Survivors include his wife Eunice Gamble Haston, of Spencer; one daughter, Myrna Hight, of Nashville; one son and daughter-in-law, Martin Barlow and wife Katy, of Tampa, Fla.; one niece, Linda Wallace and husband Pat, of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Jeff White and wife, Connie, of Hazel Green, Ala., Jennifer Butler, of Nashville, and Martin Barlow III, and wife, Susan, of Sparta; and six … Read More


Clyde Huey French

Posted by | November 24, 2003 12:00 am

Clyde Huey French
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Delicious cuisine for the Sweet Tooth

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Combine red leather barstools encircled by bright shiny chrome appropriately placed underneath an old drugstore soda fountain counter, add a few matching tables and chairs, sprinkle a dash of 50’s music, and the recipe is complete for Sparta’s newest eatery.
The Sweet Tooth, which adjoins Payless Family Pharmacy, opened Oct. 27, 2003, in the Sparta Shopping Center. Heather Petty, owner, is excited about the prospect of her new business venture.
The vivacious entrepreneur had always wanted to pursue a career that involved food preparation, but she did not have the finances to accomplish her “dream job.” Then, approximately 18 months ago, Petty and Alan Tatum, … Read More


Pickett Co. swept by 7th and 8th grade

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Seventh grade Warriorettes, Ashley Wilhite and Whitney MacLeod, put a tenacious trap on a Pickett County player during Monday night’s win.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite



WCMS teams split games with Ocoee

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Laying it up. Heather Roberts, a seventh grader who starts for the eighth grade Warriorettes, goes in for a layup in the loss to Ocoee Tuesday afternoon.



Physician to organize petition

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
One week after White County commissioners voted against allowing liquor by the drink to be placed on a referendum, well-known local surgeon Dr. Don Pate has vowed he will initiate a petition to allow voters the right to make their own choice.
During the Nov. 17, 2003, meeting of the White County Board of Commissioners, Pate told the 14-member governing body they could not legislate morals.
“How can the citizens of White County proceed to have it put on the ballot?” said Pate. “More citizens are upset than you realize.”
Patrick Haller, the commissioner who requested the referendum be placed on the 2004 presidential ballot, … Read More


Doyle mayor passes away

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Residents of Doyle, as well as the remainder of the population of White County, are mourning the loss of a man who served his community for many years, including five years as mayor and a constant helper to his family and friends.
George Barlow, 77, passed away Monday night, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, after a recent case of pneumonia and complications of emphysema.
Barlow’s son, Steve, said his father never really retired and continued to dedicate every day of his life to the City of Doyle.
“Dad was interested in helping people,” said Steve. “Anything anybody asked him to do, if it was in … Read More


Haley murdered; Conley charged

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
White County experienced the first murder in 14 months with the gunshot death of a well-known Doyle resident.
According to Detective Chris Isom, of the White County Sheriff Department, Jim Roy Haley Sr., 59, of Doyle, was found shot to death in his residence sometime during mid-morning on Tuesday. Haley Sr., who had been a grocery store owner and farmer, was found in the living quarters of his store at the corner of the McMinnville Highway and Frank’s Ferry Road.
White County deputies were dispatched to Jim Roy’s Store Tuesday morning. Upon their arrival, the officers immediately called for assistance from detectives Chris Isom and … Read More


Daddy’s girl

Posted by | November 21, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Dan and Karen Fiste had been trying for 12 years to have a baby, but were unable to do so. Adoption was an alternative, and in March 2003, their loving family expanded to include a very precious and beautiful daughter, Mikki.
Several people encouraged them to adopt a child, but adoption was something they thought they could not afford – not the actual raising of a child, but the expenses of adopting one.
Then, in May, 2001, they ran into a couple in Dr. Greg Boston’s office who had adopted a child from China, and that’s where it started.
The Fiste’s found an adoption agency who … Read More


George Titus Barlow

Posted by | November 20, 2003 12:00 am

George Titus Barlow, 77, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 18, 2003.
Barlow was born April 4, 1926, in Van Buren County, to DeWitt Clinton Barlow and Ollie Maude Spakes Barlow.
He had been an Electrician and had served as the Mayor of Doyle since 1998.
Barlow was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lewis Barlow, Billy Barlow and James Barlow; one sister, Fannie Denton; and one grandson, James Christopher Barlow.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ada Yates Barlow, of Doyle; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Tim Curtis, of McMinnville; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Mindy Barlow, of Quebeck; five grandchildren, Kayla Holland, Katie Holland, … Read More


Jim Roy Haley

Posted by | November 20, 2003 12:00 am

Jim Roy Haley, 59, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 18, 2003.
Haley was born March 30, 1944, in Wilson County, to Garvin Haley and Ruby Neal Malone Haley.
He had been a farmer and owner of Jim Roy’s Market.
Haley was preceded in death by his mother; and one son, John Mark Haley.
Survivors include his father, Garvin Haley; step-mother, Mary Haley, both of McMinnville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry Haley and wife, Gina, of Sparta, Jim Roy Haley Jr and wife, Kim, of Doyle; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra Sparkman and husband, Jimmy, of Doyle, Diane Simmons and husband, Randy, of Doyle; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donny … Read More


Willie E. Young

Posted by | November 20, 2003 12:00 am

Willie E. Young, 85, of Walling, passed away Nov. 18, 2003.
Young was born Feb. 2, 1918, in White County, to Edgar England and Minnie Bell Selby England.
She had been employed at a local shirt factory.
Young was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thurman Young; one son, David Ray Young; and two grandsons, Greg Young and Butch Young.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Cope, of Walling; two sons, Charles Young, of Walling, Sammy Young, of Mt. Juliet; four sisters, Jewell Hoffman, Maude Mott, both of Sparta, Margaret Wilson, of Quebeck and Fran Miller, of Sparta; grandchildren, Lorie Young Summers, Chris Young, both of Sparta, Thomas … Read More


Annie Laura Redmon

Posted by | November 20, 2003 12:00 am

Annie Laura Redmon, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2003.
Redmon was born Oct. 26, 1932, in Dekalb County, to John Monroe Redmon and Aubra Pearl Adamson.
She had been a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Jeff Rollins, of Sparta; two sisters, Vella Mai Poston and Willa Dean Ashley, both of Sparta; two brothers, Arward Redmon and Johnny Redmon, both of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 1 p.m., Nov. 18, 2003, at High Funeral Home Chapel, McMinnville, with burial in Webb Cemetery. Nestor Stewart officiated.
High Funeral Home in McMinnville was in charge of arrangements.


Billy W. West

Posted by | November 20, 2003 12:00 am

Billy W. West, 70, of Mentor, Ohio, passed away Nov. 18, 2003.
West was born Jan. 5, 1933, in White County.
He had worked as a millwright for Chase Brass and Copper and had been a volunteer firefighter in Mentor, Ohio.
West was preceded in death by his wife Alice West and one daughter, Schuryl.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patti Scharping and her husband, David, of Concord, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, William L. West and his wife, Joanne, of Mentor, Ohio, Joe West and his wife, Reva, of Madison; grandchildren, Todd West, Melissa West, Dennis West, Patrick West, Gina West, William West, Kay West, Corey … Read More


© Copyright 2018 | Sparta Live