Monthly Archives: April 2010

Totsie Ada Hinkel

Posted on April 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Totsie Ada Moore Hinkel, 79, of Sparta, passed away April 29, 2010, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Hinkel was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Locksburg, Ark., to Charles A. and Annie Hudson Moore.
She was a nurse and later a homemaker.
Mrs. Hinkel was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lester Moore.
Survivors include her husband, Louis H. Hinkel, of Sparta; daughter, Patricia Young and husband Charles, of Sparta; son, Louis H. Hinkel Jr. and wife Kelli, of Sparta; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Moore, of Mesa, Ariz.; and sisters, Lenora Moyer, of Maui, Hawaii, and Marquita McCrone, of Tuscon, Ariz.
Funeral … CONTINUED


Linville Dwight Carter

Posted on April 28, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linville Dwight Carter, 58, of Walling, passed away April 27, 2010.
Mr. Carter was born Nov. 2, 1951, in White County, to Donald Carter and Pearl Swindell.
He had been a supervisor at Tennsmith Inc.
Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Amy Lynette Carter; and one sister, Tammy Yates.
Survivors include his son, Kelly Carter, of Rock Island; daughter, Shannon Hale and husband Joe, of New Boston, Mich.; grandsons, Brayden Carter, of McMinnville, Justin Hale, of New Boston, Mich.; granddaughters, Samantha Hale, Savannah Hale, both of New Boston, Mich.; brother, Phillip Carter and wife Treva, of Rock Island; sister, Cindy Martin, of McMinnville; … CONTINUED


Thurman Leroy Bumbalough

Posted on April 28, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thurman Leroy Bumbalough, 92, of Sparta, passed away
April 26, 2010, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Bumbalough was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Cumberland County, to Norman Isaac Bumbalough and Nancy Josephine Holmes Bumbalough.
He was a lifetime member of the Sparta community. He enjoyed fishing and his family and friends. He worked as a roofer for many years.
Mr. Bumbalough was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ellen Louise Stone Bumbalough; daughter, Judy Bumbalough; grandsons, Mark Jones, Bobby Glen Bumbalough; brothers, Claude Bumbalough, Floyd Bumbalough; and sister, Ruby Knight.
Survivors include sons, Roy Bumbalough and wife Claudettea, of Sparta, Norma Bumbalough and wife Nellie, … CONTINUED


Willie Reece (Bill) Norris

Posted on April 28, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Willie Reece (Bill) Norris, 1923-2010

Willie Reece (Bill) Norris went to be with the Lord, on April 26, 2010.
Mr. Norris was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Sparta.
He finished school just as World War II broke out. When he was unable to enlist for the Armed Service, Mr. Norrise went North to work for the war in the auto industry.
At the completion of the war, he came back to Sparta, to marry Lillian Randolph. They returned to Michigan to make a home and raise a family in Dearborn, Mich. Mr. Norris became a successful business owner for … CONTINUED


Warrior soccer comeback falls short at DeKalb

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Using his head. Dustin Davis, who scored the first goal of the game for the Warriors, battles a DeKalb County player.

The Warrior soccer team made the trek westward just a few miles on Thursday to take on the DeKalb County Tigers.
After spotting the Tigers a 3-0 advantage, WCHS battled back to within one goal, but couldn’t complete the comeback despite opportunities in the contest. The Warriors were defeated 3-2.
DeKalb County scored two goals in the first half and then added their third goal early in the second half. The Warriors then began their comeback.
Dustin Davis scored off a corner kick with an assist from … CONTINUED


Softball gets back in 6AAA win column

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking a cut. Hannah Roberts takes a cut at a pitch during Thursday’s 4-2 district win over Warren County by the Warriorette softball team. They host York today and Cannon County visits Tuesday.

The Warriorette softball team found their way back into the District 6AAA win column Thursday when they avenged an extra inning loss to Warren County from earlier in the season.
The Warriorettes, who did their damage in two innings, built a 4-0 lead and then this time was able to hold off a late rally by the Lady Pioneers for the 4-2 victory.
Stephanie Guth pitched the Warriorettes to the victory working all seven innings. … CONTINUED


Mattie Pearl Copeland Henry LaFever

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mattie Pearl Copeland Henry LaFever, 1918-2010

Mattie Pearl Copeland Henry LaFever, 91, of Sparta, passed away April 25, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. LaFever was born Aug. 5, 1918, in White County, to Eddie Wilburn Copeland and Ova Bradley Copeland.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cordell Henry and Louie LaFever, and one grandson, David Weller.
Survivors include a son, James Cordell Henry and wife Marla, of Fairborn, Ohio; daughter and companion, Christine Vieira and Joe Casey, both of Sparta; brother, Freddie Copeland and wife Sue, of Sparta, sisters, Reba Haynes and husband Paul, of Sparta, Linda Ellen Keir and husband Ray, of Maryland; … CONTINUED


Warrior tennis wins district play-in match

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eyes on the ball. Cody Fitts concentrates on the return of a serve during a recent match. The Warriors defeated Coffee County in the play-in match and will now take on Warren County in the semifinals today at Tech.

The Warrior tennis team picked the perfect time to pick up their first victory of the season.
Facing elimination in the play-in game of the District 6AAA tournament, the Warriors traveled to Coffee County and picked up the victory advancing into Monday’s semifinals.
The format for district tournament changes. The matches are two best of three instead of eight game pro sets for singles. Tournament team matches consist of … CONTINUED


Robert Johnson (Bob) Ramsey

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Robert Johnson (Bob) Ramsey, 75, of Sparta, passed away April 23, 2010, at his son’s residence, in Smithville.
Mr. Ramsey was born June 24, 1934, in Sinksgrove, W. Va., to Emery and Nannie Blake Ramsey.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had worked in maintenance in the manufacturing industry, working in White County as a supervisor for BASF, formerly the Allied Signal plant, in Sparta.
Survivors include his son, Bob Ramsey and wife, Jenny, of Smithville; daughter, Deb Ramsey, of San Francisco, Calif.; four brothers, John Ramsey, of Ohio, Bill Ramsey and Cecil Ramsey, both of … CONTINUED


Jets complete sweep of Warrior baseball

Posted on April 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Getting the ball back in. Kade Howard throws the ball in from the outfield during Wednesday’s game at Crossville. The Jets defeated the Warriors 7-2. WCHS hosts Warren County Tuesday.

The Warriors traveled to Crossville Wednesday to finish out the District 6AAA series with Cumberland County.
The Jets defeated the Warriors 7-2 setting up a pair of pivotal series to wrap up the regular season. The Warriors (1-5) and Warren County (0-6) face off in a two-game series that will decide fourth place in the league. The fourth place team will get to host the fifth seed in the play-in game. The Jets will square off against Coffee … CONTINUED


Estimated 200 dogs surrendered to authorities

Posted on April 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

These responders with the Humane Society of the United States wear breathing equipment to protect themselves from potentially dangerous airborne pathogens, as well as the strong ammonia odor, which had been created inside the residence.

A White County woman relinquished all rights to an estimated 200 dogs, Apr. 21, and turned them over to the White County Sheriff Department so they can be cared for properly.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, members of the White County Humane Society reported a possible puppy mill operation at a residence on Corolla Road, owned by Gayla Jackson, proprietor of Gayla’s Poodle Palace.
Shoupe stated the department began an investigation and found … CONTINUED


Dana Elizabeth LaFever

Posted on April 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dana Elizabeth LaFever, 36, of Smithville, passed away April 18, 2010, in Sparta.
Mrs. LaFever was employed in emergency medical services.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene LaFever, of Smithville; one daughter, Sahara Bethany (Sara Beth) LaFever, of Smithville; parents, Joe and Joan Purkey, of Knoxville; one brother, Scott Purkey, of South Carolina; maternal grandmother, Louise Williams, of Kentucky; father-in-law and mother-in-law, U.L. and Helen LaFever, of Sparta; and other White County family, Jack and Louisa Phelps and Urias LaFever.
Funeral service was April 21, 2010, at Love –Cantrell Funeral Home, in Smithville, with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bro. Steve Farris and Bro. Ralph Benningfield officiated.
Scott Purkey, … CONTINUED


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