Vernon Eugene Fletcher

Posted by | February 2, 2019 9:55 am

Vernon Eugene Fletcher, 71, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 31, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Fletcher was born Nov. 23, 1947, in Sparta, to J.T. Fletcher and Vera Maie Spivey Fletcher.

In his younger days, he loved to ride motorcycles but quit riding after he had children. However, he continued to be a Ford truck man throughout his life. He loved his red four-wheel drives. In fact, he refused to sell his ’76 red four-wheel drive because all his children learned to drive in that truck. Mr. Fletcher was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for his family. Although he’d probably never admit it, he also … Read More


Ruth Dorlous Moses Davis

Posted by | February 2, 2019 8:47 am

Ruth Dorlous Moses Davis, 91, passed away peacefully, on Jan. 29, 2019, surrounded by family.

She was born Nov. 17 1927.

Growing up in the Appalachian hills, she had a strong bond with her parents and seven siblings. She continued throughout her adult life to maintain significant ties with her native home place and requested her final resting place be in the family section of Whitley Memorial Gardens, in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Over time, as her health declined, she outlined in detail how she wanted events to proceed at her passing. She specified there was not to be traditional notice nor traditional visitation and other funeral formalities. She emphasized … Read More


Wendy Jean Grenz

Posted by | February 2, 2019 8:38 am

Wendy Jean Norgaard Grenz, 65, was born to Don and Ada Norgaard, on July 1, 1953, in Tyler, Minnesota, and grew up on the Norgaard farm near Tyler.

She graduated from Tyler High School, in 1971, with her future husband. On Nov. 24, 1972, she married Laurel Grenz, and, a few months later, the young couple bought a house in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their sons Aaron and Micah were born there. A few years later, in 1981, Laurel’s job took the family to Indianapolis, and then to the Chicago area, in 1993. Planning ahead for retirement, they purchased acreage on the side of Bon Air Mountain, east of … Read More


Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | February 1, 2019 8:16 pm

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 20-30 at the half. David Kinser leads the Warriors with 6 points in the first half.


Warriorettes fall to Stone

Posted by | February 1, 2019 7:43 pm

The Warriorettes were unable to come from behind and fall to the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers 81-74.  Mia Murray led the Warriorettes with 24 points. Alaina Stiles and Gracie Dodgen also finished in double figures with 17 and 12.

With the loss the Warriorettes move to 21-5 on the season and 3-3 in District play. The Warriorettes will return to action when they hit the road to take on the Rhea County Eagles on Tuesday night.


Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | February 1, 2019 6:38 pm

The Warriorettes trail the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers 32-28 at the half. Gracie Dodgen and Julia Curtis lead the Warriorettes with seven points each.



Keaton Elliott Rice

Posted by | February 1, 2019 10:31 am

Keaton Elliott Rice, 24, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 29, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Rice was born Nov. 24, 1994, in Sparta.

He was a heavy equipment operator. His passion was his love for his family, and he enjoyed working on or driving anything with wheels or tracks on it.

Survivors include his wife and mother of his children, Natasha Rice; son, Dailynn Rice; daughter, Anastacia Brown; mother, Tracy Dillon Parker; father, James Elliott Rice; grandmother, Mamie Ruth “Boots” Rice; twin brother, Chris Rice; sisters, Misty Rice, Haley Carr; brothers, Thomas Parker, Nathan Whittenburg, Nicholas Whittenburg, Zachary Dillon, Dale Holt, Caleb Billings; mother from the heart, Janice … Read More




Gov. Bill Lee visits Van Buren County today – where it all began

Posted by | February 1, 2019 9:26 am

Gov. Bill Lee talks with Laura Wallace about several issues involving Van Buren County. (Photo by HANSEL MOORE)

L-R: Mark Farley, executive director Upper Cumberland Development District; Gov. Bill Lee; Greg Wilson, Van Buren County executive; and Rebecca Harris, UCHRA transportation director (Photo by HANSEL MOORE)


Vernon Eugene Fletcher

Posted by | February 1, 2019 6:27 am

Vernon Eugene Fletcher, 71, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 31, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


© Copyright 2019 | Sparta Live