Edith Elizabeth Clemons Brown

Posted by | November 14, 2008 12:00 am

Edith Elizabeth Clemons Brown, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence.
Brown was born Oct. 21, 1923, in White County, to Jesse and Bessie Stults Clemons.
She was a beautician and homemaker for many years and a member of Doyle First Baptist Church.
Brown was preceded in death by her son, David Eugene Brown; sister, Macey Johnson; and brother, Carl Clemons.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, James Harvey Brown, of Sparta; son, Sammy E. Brown and wife Wanda, of Lavergne; daughter, Sherry Elaine Morgan, of Sparta; sister, Jewell Haley, of Sparta; two brothers, Willie Clemons and wife Virgie, of Sparta, … Read More


Robert A. (Buddy) Goodwin

Posted by | November 14, 2008 12:00 am

Robert A. (Buddy) Goodwin, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2008, at NHC Healthcare f Sparta.
Goodwin was born March 21, 1927, in White County, to Marion Dallas and Mary Etta Eldridge Goodwin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. Goodwin was retired from Thomas Industries, in Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Treva Lafever Goodwin; second wife, Helen Thompson Goodwin; and four brothers, Roy, Willie, Paul Gene, Duane Goodwin.
Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Davis, of Cookeville; son, David Goodwin and wife Henrietta, of Sparta; granddaughter, Jennifer Davis, of Cookeville; great-grandson, Navada Davis, of Cookeville; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Swift … Read More


Jimmy Eugene Parks

Posted by | November 14, 2008 12:00 am

Jimmy Eugene Parks, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2008, at his residence.
Parks was born Sept. 4, 1936, in White County, to Bob and Easter Emerton Parks.
He retired from Thomas Industries where he had worked as a mechanic.
Parks was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Johnny Edward Parks, Bobby Lee Parks and Clyde McKinley Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Blaylock Parks, of Sparta; two sons, Jimmy Eugene Parks Jr., James Lloyd Parks and wife Lisa, all of Sparta; five grandchildren, Hillary Leeann Parks, Danny Gene Kirby, Jonathan Michael Kirby, Rachel Clarice Parks, Leah Dawn Parks; sister, Dorothy Blaylock and husband … Read More


Man stabbed during domestic incident

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

A White County man was taken by Life Force to Erlanger Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon suffering with serious injuries after being stabbed. Read the complete story HERE.


248 grams of meth found

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

A tip from a concerned resident led officers with White County Sheriff Department to a large stash of meth and several stolen items Monday at a residence in Van Buren County. Read the complete story HERE.


Engineer questioned by Sparta alderman

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

A recent work session that lasted approximately three hours brought together city officials and Sparta’s longtime engineer for a roundtable-type discussion about the projects with which he has assisted and the amount of money he charges for his services.
Alton Hethcoat, of Hethcoat and Davis Inc., has been working with City of Sparta about seven years.
Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo opened the session by stating some of the members had questions for Hethcoat. Pedigo also stated Ross Fann, public works director, is a licensed engineer. The mayor said the city had hired Fann with the intent that he could also assist with any engineering needs.
“I guess one … Read More


Edith Elizabeth Clemons Brown

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

Edith Elizabeth Clemons Brown, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2008, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth C. Sparks

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

Kenneth C. Sparks, 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Sparks was born Dec. 1, 1952, in White County, to James Burton Sparks and Mary Francolie Dodson Sparks.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Wilma Sparks; daughter, Kimberly Ann Randolph and husband Jay; sisters, Lizzie Lee Blinskey, Ella Mae Spears, Linda Gail Harness, Mary Rose Jones; brothers, James Benny Sparks, Hubert Glenn Sparks; grandchildren, Jayla Leeann Randolph, Noah Donald Randolph; special nephew, James Sparks; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 15, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Board Valley Cemetery. … Read More


WCMS sixth grade teams continue to roll along

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

Hyle Robbins lays the ball up for two points against Tullahoma on Monday.

It's a battle in the paint for the basketball in sixth grade action.

The White County Middle School basketball teams continue their romp through the competition during their season.  The two teams added three more wins to their worksheet in the past week. 
The WCMS eighth grade teams opened their season Monday Tullahoma West and came home with a split of the game.  The Warriorettes picked up the opening night win while the Warriors fell to the Bobcats.  The seventh grade teams traveled to Spencer and took a pair of wins.
For the sixth grade … Read More


Warriorettes have final scrimmage of preseason

Posted by | November 13, 2008 12:00 am

Intensity. Warriorette junior, Aubrey Sims, has the look of intensity on her face as she handles the ball against a Livingston defender during Tuesday’s scrimmage.

Practicing for the opener. The Warriors go through practice drills every afternoon in preparation for their season opener. They will host the third annual Warrior Feast Saturday.

   The Warriorette basketball team wrapped up their preseason scrimmages when Livingston visited Roy Sewell Gymnasium Tuesday. 
    The scrimmage got off to a good start for the Warriorettes against the Lady Cats as WCHS built a nine-point lead in the second quarter.  However, things went sour for the Warriorettes in the second half.  Livingston went into a … Read More


248 grams of meth found

Posted by | November 12, 2008 12:00 am

A tip from a concerned resident led officers with White County Sheriff Department to a large stash of meth and several stolen items Monday at a residence in Van Buren County.
According to Detective Chris Isom, an investigation, based of information received from the tip, led officers to the residence where they found a red trailer parked near the road that had its vehicle identification number torn off. Officers also discovered a Mule (utility vehicle) and a dump trailer that were hidden behind a huge boulder on a hill beside the trailer, covered in a camouflage tarp.
During a search of the area around the stolen items, three … Read More


James R. Luna

Posted by | November 12, 2008 12:00 am

James R. Luna, 71, went home to be with the Lord, on Nov. 4, 2008, with his loving family and friends by his side.
Luna was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Sparta.
He had lived in Joliet, Ill., more than 49 years. Luna retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. after 40 years of service.
Luna was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Henri Luna, and his sister, Lois Bumbalough; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Beecher and Bertha LaFever; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gertrude and Herbert Tollett, Carl Farley, Ray LaFever, Reba Dodson, Arlen Bumbalough, Hershel Weaver, Ina LaFever, Carl (Shine) LaFever, Paul Gilliam, Roosevelt LaFever; and nieces and nephews.    … Read More


Coid L. Howard

Posted by | November 12, 2008 12:00 am

Coid Lee Howard, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Howad was born May 1, 1927, in Ulysses, Kan., to William Bryan and Lena Hampton Hoard.
He was retired from the U.S. Army where he served during World War II. He was in the oil business.
Survivors include his son, David Howard, of Ventura, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy (Dot) Greene, of Sparta, Dean Bilyeu, of Nashville; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Nov. 15, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Howard Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 15, at … Read More


The Rev. Clifton A. Scott

Posted by | November 12, 2008 12:00 am

The Rev. Clifton Alvis Scott, 82, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 10, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Scott was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Michigan, to James Thomas and Lee Ella Scott.
He was a Presbyterian minister.
Scott was preceded in death by one son, Clifton Allen Scott, and one brother, Lee Scott.
Survivors include his wife, Olive H. Herron Scott, of Sparta; son, Charles Kevin Scott and wife Pam, of Wartburg; grandson, Charles Allen Scott, of Wartburg; granddaughter, Christy Ann Scott, of Wartburg; and two sisters, Margie Gore, of Sparta, and Frances Anderson, of Michigan.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Nov. 14, 2008, at Rock … Read More


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