Monthly Archives: November 2004

Warriors split pair of games in annual Thanksgiving Classic

Posted on November 30, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite

Frank Holtzclaw

Posted on November 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Frank Holtzclaw, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 23, 2004.
Holtzclaw was born June 18, 1924, in West Virginia, to John Holtzclaw and Maude Eplin Holtzclaw.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had been a supervisor at Borg Warner.
Holtzclaw was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Cora Holtzclaw, of Sparta; one daughter, Pat Holtzclaw; one grandchild, Kevin Holtzclaw, both of Quebeck; seven step children, Jeanette Schubert, Reba Gentry, James Hutson, all of Sparta, Richard Hutson, of Michigan, Linda Nealis, of Florida, Mike Capua, of Indiana, and Sam Capua, of West Virginia.
Services were at 10 a.m., Nov. 27, … CONTINUED

Evelyn A. Torrence Dahle

Posted on November 24, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Evelyn A. Torrence Dahle, 89, of Waynesville, Ohio, formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2004.
Dahle was born Oct. 5, 1915, in New Boston, Ohio, to William McManus and Bertha Bennet McManus.
She had been a banker.
Dahle was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Franklin Torrence, William Dahle; and one son, Michael Torrence.
Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Reba Torrence; and seven grandchildren, Kimberly Torrence, Barbra Torrence, both of Xenia, Ohio, Eddie Seibers, of Florida, Jimmy Seibers, of McMinnville, Melissa Seibers, of Florida, Wallace Seibers, of Sparta, and Sheila Caffin, of Cookeville.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Nov. 24, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED

Life Care given Torch Award

Posted on November 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Sabra York, Life Care Center of Sparta executive director, and Janet Haston, marketing director, display the plaque received by Life Care for being a semi-finalist in the Better Business Bureau 2004 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics, in the “large size” category. The contest included businesses in 10 counties throughout the Upper Cumberland. Participants submitted a scrapbook of activities that dealt with work ethics, customer service, and more. LifeCare received the award on Nov. 16, 2004.

Paul Richard Koss

Posted on November 22, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Paul Richard Koss, 58, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 15, 2004.
Koss was born April 17, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., to Ted Koss and Edna Fowler Koss.
He had been an automotive supervisor with Chrysler.
Koss was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one sister, Deborah Koss, of Warren, Mich.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Seventh and eighth grade seasons underway

Posted on November 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Aaron Puckett makes a power move to the basket.
The eighth grade Warriors were the lone WCMS team to pick up a win.

Sarah Frances Clendenon Sullivan

Posted on November 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sarah Frances Clendenon Sullivan, 70, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 16, 2004.
Sullivan was born Feb. 28, 1934, in Van Buren County, to Lloyd Clendenon and Eula Hitchcock Clendenon.
She was a retired factory worker.
Sullivan was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Michieal Sullivan, Dewyne Sullivan; one sister, Clata Rae Clendenon; two brothers, Milton Clendenon and Harold Clendenon.
Survivors include husband, Dan Sullivan, of Spencer; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Teresa Sullivan, Doan and Carrie Sullivan, all of Spencer; five sisters, Ruby DeCoursey, of Mt. Juliet, Martha Hale, Hazel Shockley, Juanita Shockley, Betty Keener, all of Spencer; three brothers, Lloyd Clendenon Jr., Cleston Clendenon, … CONTINUED

Local hoopsters make debut at next level

Posted on November 16, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Tipping it off. Brooke Sunday literally tipped off the season when she jumped to start Belmont’s exhibition game against the University of North Alabama.
Sunday got the start in her first game ever in a Belmont uniform.
Belmont officially tips their season off this Saturday when they host Virginia Commonwealth.

Linnie Mae Wilson Usrey

Posted on November 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linnie Mae Wilson Usrey, 82, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2004.
Usrey was born April 22, 1922, in Van Buren County, to Thomas Jefferson Margeson and Lillie Mae Barnes Margeson.
She had been a homemaker.
Usrey was preceded in death by her parents; and two husbands, Milburn Wilson and Randy Usrey.
Survivors include two daughters, Paulette Swoape, of Doyle, Willette Wilson, of Sparta; one son, David Wilson, of Sparta; two brothers, J.C. Margeson, of Sparta, Dibrel Margeson, of Spencer; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, 2004, at Old Country Holiness Church with burial in Town Cemetery. Bro. Billy Hawkins officiated… CONTINUED

Community banking is here to stay

Posted on November 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

With bank mergers a daily event and big banks getting ever bigger, it is important to know there is a superb community bank, Citizens Bank, right in your own neighborhood.
Citizens Bank has been rated 5-stars by BauerFinancial Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm, giving it the distinction of being one of the strongest banks in the nation.
What’s more, it has earned this 5-star rating 63 consecutive times.
(The rating is based on an evaluation of the most recent financial data filed with federal regulators and analyzed by BauerFinancial Inc.)
“Big banks don’t elicit the same trustworthiness as community banks,” remarks Karen Dorway, president of … CONTINUED

Adus James Martin

Posted on November 11, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Adus James Martin, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 7, 2004.
Martin was born June 21, 1933, in White County, to Adus Martin and Dimple Howard Martin.
He had been superintendent of construction.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Holman Martin; two daughters, Debbie Martin Whiteaker and husband Ed, of Pierce, Fla., Tracy Martin, of Sparta; one son, James Richard Martin and wife Karen, of Sparta; six grandchildren, Jami Autumn Reece and husband Craig, of Sparta, Aries James Martin, Rance Cordell Martin, both of Sparta, Martin Thomas Woodlee, Tim Whiteaker, Joey Whiteaker and wife Angel; one great-grandson, James Dyson Reece; one … CONTINUED

Coffee Corner celebrates with Red Carpet

Posted on November 9, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Local chamber members celebrate the grand opening of Coffee Corner with owners, Tom & Rhonda Dawson and Megan and Macey Dawson (not pictured). The Natural Answer Nutrition & Book Store and Coffee Corner, located at 33 W. Bockman Way in Sparta, offers specialty coffees, desserts, books, vitamins and herbs, Christian music and more. The phone number is 835-1005.

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