Monthly Archives: July 2009

WCHS golfers fall to CCHS in opener

Posted on July 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teeing off the season. Jesse Villard tees off during the opening match of the season for the WCHS golf team. Villard, a freshman, led the Warriors on the day shooting a 39. Cumberland County, however, came away with the victory.

The White County High School golf team opened their season Monday by hosting Cumberland County at the Sparta Country Club.
A short-handed WCHS squad, missing one girl and three boys on the afternoon for various reasons, could not keep pace with one of their new district opponents. Cumberland County took victories over both the Warriors and Warriorettes.
The Warrior golf squad was missing three players, all of which … CONTINUED


Christopher Lee Tollison

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Lee Tollison, 44, of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., July 30, 2009, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Tollison Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., July 29, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Francis Meagher

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Mr. Francis Meagher, 73, of Sparta, passed away July 24, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Meagher as born Aug. 18, 1935, in Frostburg, Md., to Francis Meagher and Vivian Engels Meagher.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He had worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Meagher, of Sparta; son, Michael Meagher, of Pennsylvania; daughter, Patricia Meagher, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Trevor, Taylor, Rio, Michael, Cheyenne; sister, Deborah Stewart, of Maryland; and five step-children.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m., July 30, … CONTINUED


Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors, 96, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Saylors was born June 30, 1913, to Mark Hemp and Hester Pennington Howard.
She was a member of the Methodist Church more than 60 years. She taught in the elementary schools in White County more than 30 years and was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Saylors was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell Saylors, and a brother, Robert Franklin Howard.
Survivors include her children, Dinah Saylors, of New York City, N.Y., Linda Wilson and husband Gary, of Hixson, Julia Ruby, of Normal, Ill., Eugene … CONTINUED


Mary Kate Davis

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Kate Davis, 98, of Spring Harbor, Mich., formerly of Nashville and a native of the Old Zion community in White County, passed away July 26, 2009, in Spring Harbor.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Frank A. Stewart and Iona Mires Stewart.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Kirkner, of Spring Harbor, Mich.; grandson, Dr. Stephen Kirkner, of Brighton, Mich.; son, Jerry R. Davis and wife Kathryn, of Mooresville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m., July 29, 2009, at Old Zion Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Bertha Beatrice Raper Sparkman

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bertha Beatrice Raper Sparkman, 86, of Rock Island, passed away July 27, 2009, at NHC of McMinnville.
Mrs. Sparkman was born Jan. 10, 1923, in White County, to Jasper Lyle and Mamie Lyles Raper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie H. Sparkman; son, Wilmas Hugh Sparkman; five brothers, Langford, J.L., Lee, Fate, Noah; and two sisters, Geneva Hatcher and Callie Bumbalough.
Survivors include her daughter, H. Anzena Sparkman Montandon and husband Wayne, of Rock Island; two sons, T.K. Sparkman, of Rock Island, James Stanley Sparkman Sr. and wife Elizabeth, of Smyrna; five grandsons, Russell Wayne Montandon and wife Renee, Jason Lynn Montandon and wife Melissa, … CONTINUED


Man arrested on Cookeville warrants

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Officers with White County Sheriff Department assisted U.S. Marshals in the arrest of Corey Jack Dupuy, 19, of Cookeville, July 23, near White County Lumber Company on Sullivan Knowles Road.


Warrior football hits the field for official practice

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School football team hit the field bright and early Monday morning to begin official practice for the 2009 season.


Brian Lee Conley

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brian Lee Conley, 30, passed away July 23, 2009, at his residence, in Graysville.

Mr. Conley was born May 12, 1979, in Putnam County, to Michael Parks and Kimberly Conley.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Kimberley Conley Parks, of Quebeck; half brothers, Bobby Michael Parks, Johnny Edward Parks, Bruce Lee Parks, all of Sparta; grandparents, Fred and Mearline Dodson, of Quebeck; aunts, Cathy Lance, of Crossville, Elaine Qualls, of Sparta, Mary Mendoza, of Spencer, Lisa Lytle, of McMinnville, Janie Whitman, of Quebeck; children, Ruby, Douglas, Sara Elizabeth; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive; and girlfriend, Christy Thomas, of Graysville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., July
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Juanita Gilliam

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Juanita Gilliam, 89, of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include brothers and sisters, Loretta Sparks, W.H. Luna, Alma Cleo Farley, Sue Qualls, Ruth Simmons, Amerce Luna; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephew; and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., July 31, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in New Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., July 30, at the funeral home.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


South Young Market robbed again

Posted on July 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cameron Shawn Green

Cash and other items are seen in the seat of the pickup truck.

Paul David Fuller

South Young Street Market was robbed at gunpoint, July 28, at approximately 7:52 p.m., and two men have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.
This was the second time in two months the store has been the target of crime. Another robbery took place May 26, 2009.
According to Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, Cameron Shawn Green, 19, of Sparta, and Paul David Fuller, 23, of Oak Ridge, are being held at White County Justice Center for their alleged involvement in the most recent robbery.… CONTINUED


Christopher Lee Tollison

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Lee Tollison, 44, of Sparta, passed away at his residence, on July 26, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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