Christopher Scott Cantrell

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Christopher Scott Cantrell, 37, of Doyle, passed away May 16, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Cantrell was born March 17, 1972, in Dublin, Ga., to Deborah Aldridge and N.J. Cantrell Sr.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Pappas, of Arizona; father, N.J. Cantrell Sr., of Ashcamp, Ky.; mother, Deborah Cantrell, of Tampa, Fla.; and aunt, Nancy Aldridge, of Doyle.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m., May 19, 2009, at Shady Grove Cemetery, in Morrison. John Murphy will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Jo Fisher

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Betty Jo Fisher, 76 passed away May 16, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Ms. Fisher was born Feb. 26, 1933, in White County, John and Venia Sparkman Fisher.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hoyte, Eldred and I.T. Fisher, and two sisters, Katie Hawkins and Edna Glenn.
Survivors include one sister, Shirley Johnson and husband Don, of Sparta; nieces and nephews, Rhonda Kirby and husband Brad, Mark Fisher, Greg Johnson, Kathy Brymer and husband James, Robert Glenn, J.L. Glenn, Brenda Young, Carolyn Vinson, and Mary Ellen Johnson, all of Sparta, Charles Glenn and Wayne Glenn, of Rock Island, Lucille Roberts, of Walling, Juanita … Read More


Little League baseball action in full swing

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Close at second. Red Turner’s runner, Tyler Qualls, barely gets safely into second before Bill Boruff’s shortstop, Garrett Turner, can make the diving tag in Little League baseball action.

Whenever Mother Nature allows, baseball action at the Little League complex is in full swing for the 2009 season.
Just like their older counterparts at the high school level, the Little League teams have had their share of rainouts, but they have been able to also get in plenty of action. The following results are those reported from the first two weeks of action.
The Little League (11/12 year old) teams opened their season on April 17th. In the … Read More


Warriors wrap up spring football practice

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Going head to head. After making a catch, Dylan Vance gets ready to square off against defensive back, Jordan Armstrong, during Friday’s final practice of the spring.

Lots of hitting. The Warriors got in plenty of hitting not only during the intrasquad scrimmage, but also during the entire 10 days of practice.

Looking for room. Warrior wide receiver, Robbie Johnson looks for room to run as teammate, Andrew Manus, blocks for him during Thursday’s practice. The Warriors just completed their ten days of spring practice. They will now spend the summer preparing for their season opener August 21st against Franklin County.

Ten days of getting acquainted.
That’s what … Read More


Action from softball leagues

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Senior girls’ action. Gatorade’s middle infielders get the out at second during their game with U.S. Bank in senior girls’ softball action at the Little League complex.

Just like the Little League baseball teams, the softball teams have also been fighting through weather conditions to play games.
Sparta Little League has three different softball leagues – pitching machine, Little League (11/12) and senior girls. The following are reports from the first two weeks of the season.
In pitching machine action on April 16th, Sonic defeated Express Graphics 14-5. Scoring runs for Sonic were Allison Stoglin, Jessica Greene, Laura Robbins, Sarah Sergio, Dalayna Winnett, Maggie Savage, Millie Simmons, Katherine … Read More


Betty Jo Fisher

Posted by | May 16, 2009 12:00 am




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Betty Jo Fisher, 76, passed away May 16, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Ellen Cooper Swindell

Posted by | May 16, 2009 12:00 am

Edna Ellen Cooper Swindell, 95, passed away May 15, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Swindell was born Aug. 11, 1913, in Warrren County, to John Franklin and Lena May Arnold Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herchell G. Swindell; one son, Gaines Swindell; daughter-in-law, Linda Lamb Swindell; two grandsons, Mark and Adam Swindell; and one great-grand-daughter, Lauren Vaughn.
Survivors include one daughter: Martha Jane Clark and husband Richard, of Sparta ; one brother, C.L. Cooper and wife Ann, of West Tennessee; three grandchildren, Lyn Vaughn and husband Mike, of Sparta, Jan Kerley and husband Lynn, of Sparta; Ann Jones and husband Ronald, of
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Lothar K. Will

Posted by | May 15, 2009 12:00 am

Lothar K. Will, 75, of Sparta, passed away May 14, 2009, at Kindred Hospital, in Nashville.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m., May 21, 2009, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bill Grissom

Posted by | May 15, 2009 12:00 am

Bill Grissom, 87, of Sparta, passed away May 11, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.
Mr. Grissom was a retired machine operator at Cookeville Tool and Die.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Grissom; parents, Reverdy and Amanda Grissom; one daughter, Jennifer Grissom; and one brother, Robert Glenn Grissom.
Survivors include one son, Rodney Grissom, of Smithville; one sister, Mary Hitchcock and husband Gerald, of Rock Island; one brother, Jack Grissom, of Spencer; one sister-in-law, Aleda Grissom, of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was 11 a.m., May 13, 2009, at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Bro. James C. Grissom officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in … Read More


U.L. Whitson

Posted by | May 15, 2009 12:00 am

U.L. Whitson, 95, of Cookeville, passed away May 12, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Mr. Whitson was born Sept. 22, 1913, in Putnam County, to Grover and Alice Hawkins Whitson.
During World War II he worked in Oak Ridge on the Manhattan Project. He had been a self-employed house painter in the Cookeville area. Mr. Whitson and The Rev. Larry Self were the founders of Cookeville Rescue Mission. Until his illness, Mr. Whitson had been actively involved with the Mission. Since the Mission’s open house on March 15, 1976, he held Friday night devotions and taught the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death … Read More


Willene Brown Anderson Frasier

Posted by | May 15, 2009 12:00 am

Willene Brown Anderson Frasier, 80, of Sparta, passed away May 15, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.
Mrs. Frasier was born May 2, 1929, in White County, to Jim and Margie Irene England Brown.
She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie Rhea Anderson; three sons, Jackie Wayne, Ricky Jay and Edwin Glenn Anderson; daughter, Pamela Darlene Quave; and two sisters, Mollie Hutchings and Christine Brown.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Franklin (Jack) Frasier Jr., of Sparta; daughter, Wanda Vinson and husband Jerry, of Tullahoma; son, Rhea Anderson and wife Gail, … Read More


Carolyn Sue Pittman

Posted by | May 15, 2009 12:00 am

Carolyn Sue Pittman, 60, a native of Sparta, passed away May 14, 2009, at Jewish Hospital, in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Pittman was a self-employed caregiver to many families, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Kentucky, but was attending Bloomfield Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred McKinley Pittman; parents, James and Myrtle Presley Hensley; and a sister, Bruce Eller Marshall.
Survivors include one son, David Pittman, oaf Sparta; six daughters, Mary Yaste, of Willisburg; Wilma Sorrell, of Bardstown, Sharon Purdom, of Shelbyville, Barbara Koos, of Lawrenceburg, Brendi Durbin, of Harrodsburg, Amy Hopkins, of Bardstown; two stepsons, Danny Pittman, of Cincinnati, Larry Pittman, of … Read More


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