Monthly Archives: September 2007

Warrior golfers win three-way match

Posted on September 18, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


We the People, celebrate Constitution Week

Posted on September 18, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
America celebrates the 220-year-old document that defines the democratic system that makes the nation the greatest in the world. The U.S. Constitution celebrates its birthday today.
Even with the use of 18th century words and phrases, The Constitution remains a ‘marvel of brevity and clarity,’ executed by brave American delegates at the birth of this great nation.
The only item on the agenda at the last meeting of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, held on Sept. 17, 1787, was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America. Out of the 55 delegates, 39 signed, and the U.S. Constitution became part of history.
White … CONTINUED


Ann Elizabeth Deal Thompson

Posted on September 17, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thompson was born May 19, 1931, in Illinois, to Jay Raymond and Elizabeth House Thompson.
She was a former secretary for the State of Tennessee.
Thompson was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include four daughters, Suzi Doss and husband Ted, of Eastridge, Terri Selph, of Sharpsburg, Ga., Nancy Summers, of Hermitage, Lorie Geer and husband Randy, of Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Belinda Deal, of Cookeville, Robert and Rita Deal, of Decatur, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Hunter Funeral Home, with graveside services at 1 p.m., Sept. 17, at Oak Lawn … CONTINUED


Willie Roscoe Pendergrass

Posted on September 17, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willie Roscoe Pendergrass, 99, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2007.
Pendergrass was born July 5, 1908, in White County, to Jesse L. Pendergrass and Pauline West Pendergrass.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Pendergrass was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie Eldridge Pendergrass; four sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include one nephew, Arvil Lee, of Cookeville; and nine nieces, Opal Haston, Jessie Matheney, Virginia Ray, Rachel Scott, all of Sparta, Billie Edmonds, of Brentwood, Vencie Clutts, of Ohio, Treva Holland, Helen Robinson and Betty Pendergrass, all of Florida.
Services were 1 p.m., Sept. 15, 2007, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel … CONTINUED


Warriorette volleyball upsets Riverdale

Posted on September 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Courthouse salaries still hot topic

Posted on September 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Three White County elected officials have appeared before the budget committee for the second time in less than a month to plead their cases about an increase in salaries for their deputy clerks who are paid approximately $3,000 less annually than their counterpart in one of the other offices.
Lynda McCoy, clerk and master, Gary Brogden, register of deeds, and Brenda Officer, trustee, attended the Tuesday afternoon meeting to address budget committee members about the issue that reportedly began developing in January 2007.
According to White County Finance Director Mark Farley, the chief deputy for County Court Clerk Connie Jolley is paid $31,034. Joyce Gantt … CONTINUED


Leonard faces more drug charges

Posted on September 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
A White County man is back in jail after law enforcement officers discovered components of a methamphetamine lab at his home.
Daryl Hoyte Leonard, 54, was arrested Sept. 10, 2007, at his home in the northern end of the county.
“We received information there was still drug activity going on at the residence,” said Dale Bumbalough. “He still has charges pending in court on the last time I got him.”
Leonard was arrested in November 2006 and charged with felony drug manufacture, unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, drug possession and illegal possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday, Leonard was charged with … CONTINUED


Doyle Board initiates strict guidelines

Posted on September 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Renee Bouldin
Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen began its meeting Tuesday night with a discussion about damage one of the town’s roads that was caused by the replacement of waterlines.
Damage to Doyle Cemetery Road was reportedly incurred because City of Sparta replaced 2,600 feet of waterlines this past year. The damage causes motorists to drive in the right lane ditch if more than one car is on the roadway.
“The estimated cost of repairs is around $30,000 or more,” said Doyle Mayor Robert Meeks.
A motion was passed for bids to be accepted for the next month for repairs and paving of Doyle Cemetery Rd. Bid … CONTINUED


Pioneers bringing 3-0 record to Warrior Stadium

Posted on September 14, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Chester Paul Prater

Posted on September 13, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Chester Paul Prater, 74, of Walling, passed away Sept. 6, 2007.
Prater was born April 15, 1933, in White County, to Franklin Carl Prater and Mattie Lou Snodgrass.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Prater, Hubert Prater; and two sisters, Loraine Prater and Bonnie Steele.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Ruth Edwards Prater; one son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Dawn Prater; two daughters, Priscilla Crawford, Gwendolyn Jones; one brother, Odis Prater; one sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jerry Barnwell; nine grandchildren, Misty Michelle Johnson, Brandy Hicks, Marsha Meadows, Monica Crawford, Aaron Luczak, Jessica Gajewski, David Luzak, Ryan Crawford, Janice Crawford; and 10 great-grandchildren.… CONTINUED


Cora Lee Worley LeBleu

Posted on September 13, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cora Lee Worley LeBleu, 78, of Nashville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 5, 2007.
LeBleu was born in Doyle, to William Logan Worley and Rowena Harrison Worley.
She had worked in the marketing department at Vanderbilt Medical Center for 23 years.
LeBleu was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two sons, Greg LeBleu and wife Lori, Rick LeBleu and two sisters, Doris Gamble and Ethel Perrine, all of Sparta.
Graveside services were 2 p.m., Sept. 7, 2007, at Bethlehem Cemetery. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Lloyd G. Morgan

Posted on September 13, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lloyd G. Morgan, 77, of Princeton, Ind., formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2007.
Morgan was born Nov. 2, 1929, in White County, to Samuel and Lector Eller Morgan.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had been a truck driver. Morgan was a member of the Princeton Holiness Tabernacle and a member of VFW Post #1147.
Morgan was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include six children, Beulah Young, of Sparta, John T. Morgan, of McMinnville, Michael L. Morgan, of Claremore, Okla., Kevin Morgan, Sam Morgan, Tim Morgan, all of Princeton, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, John Morgan, of … CONTINUED


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