Monthly Archives: September 2007

Loyce T. Mullican

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

Loyce T. Mullican, 85, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2007.
Mullican was born Nov. 24, 1921, to Thomas R. Mullican and Willow Hesta Frazier Mullican.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from the masonry industry.
Mullican was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas Edward Mullican; three sisters, Jocie Adell Finley, Ada Odell Weaver, Mary Francies Mullican; and his step-father, Joseph Cornlius ‘Nealy’ Maggart.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Netta Mullican; one sister, Jo Evelyn Maggart Watson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were 2 p.m., Sept. 9, 2007, at Sparta Free Will Baptist Church with … CONTINUED


Janie Carolyn Adams Tanner

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

Janie Carolyn Adams Tanner, 61, of McMinnville, passed away Sept. 7, 2007.
Tanner was born July 6, 1946, in Warren County, to Albert Neal and Mary Etta Vates Neal.
She was a former Warren County commissioner and was a member of Shining Light Baptist Church.
Tanner was preceded in death by her mother; her first husband, Ben Adams; and one brother, Jerry Wayne Neal.
Survivors include her husband, Frankie Tanner, of McMinnville; one son, Douglas Duncan, of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Sawyer Duncan, Taylor Duncan; father, Albert Neal, of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Betty Neal, of McMinnville; step children, Tommie Rose and Emily Ann Tanner, … CONTINUED


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


Potter’s – value, service and community

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Woody Phillips
The Potter family began serving the public more than a half century ago in Jamestown, Tenn. And even though the company has expanded well beyond its Upper Cumberland roots, Potter’s still exudes that small town feel no matter where they are.
Joey Conatser, store manager in Sparta, recently provided a brief history of Potter’s and its business philosophy.
“The Potter family has grown quite a bit from their early days, on the Jamestown Square, over 50 years ago,” said Conatser. “There are now 17 different locations, spreading as far east as Jacksboro, as far north as Kentucky, and they’ve just recently opened their newest locations in … CONTINUED


Checking in on WCHS fall sports

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors blanked by Mustangs in Region 4-4A defensive battle

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Alley matter still in limbo

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Woody Phillips
White County Commissioner Terry Alley will have to wait a while longer to discover what the court system will do with the case against him.
Alley was arraigned on charges of exhibition to a minor on May 21, 2007. Sparta Police Investigator Harold Blankenship is in charge of the case.
Arguments for and against the validity of the charge against Alley continued for the better part of an hour Thursday afternoon.
In the end, Judge Leon Burns stated he would be back in White County on Nov. 20 and would put this case back on his docket for that date. Until then, Alley remains free on


Murder charges filed

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Three men from Nashville have been charged with the December 2005 murder of 33-year-old Oulay Chantharack.
Chantharack’s body was discovered in the northern end of White County, near the Post Oak Bridge, between Highway 111 and Roberts-Matthews Highway, with “multiple gunshot wounds.”
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and White County Sheriff Department have been actively conducting the investigation.
Gregory Sweeney, 31, of Hermitage, and Kenneth Miller Jr., 32, and Joe Nathan Jones, 31, both from the Nashville area, were indicted by White County Grand Jury last week. All three have been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
“The grand jury issued … CONTINUED


Remember when September meant new cars?

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Woody Phillips
If a person is old enough to remember when the “Big Three” made a ‘Big Splash’ all over TV, radio, and the print media about their upcoming model years, hang on to those memories. It hardly works like that anymore.
It’s September, and that used to mean all U.S. auto manufacturers, primarily General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler would be rolling out all of their brand new models throughout the month. These days – and there’s no way of actually knowing when it all got started – the “Big Three” (whoever they are these days) and all the rest just sort of ship them when they get … CONTINUED


Sparta Shopping Center is sold

Posted on September 11, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An icon of construction that has been a fixture of the west side of Sparta more than four decades has been sold to an unidentified buyer from Knoxville.
Bryan Stanley, of Great Southern Development in Nashville, who helped broker the sale, has confirmed the sale of Sparta Shopping Center was finalized last week. Also included in the deal is the annex, which sits adjacent to the original construction site.
Stanley, who lived in White County as a child, combined forces with Jerry Glen, of U.S. Realty, Knoxville, to complete the sale of the 44-year-old shopping center. The identity of the purchaser was unknown at press … CONTINUED


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