Monthly Archives: April 2010

Foreclosure prevention help offered through federal funds

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

A White County church is reaching out to the public by providing a resource for homeowners who are struggling with mortgage payments or who may be experiencing financial hardships that are making it difficult to pay the monthly mortgage.
Representative from Life Impact Center, in Mandeville, La., will be at Rock Community Church, on May 3, 4 and 5. These representatives will meet with individuals who are interested in determining if they qualify for the “Making Home Affordable Program” that was implemented by President Obama’s administration. This includes opportunities to modify or refinance a mortgage to make monthly payments more affordable. It also includes the “Home Affordable Foreclosure … CONTINUED


White County man fights law enforcement

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

Cody Whittenburg

A White County man allegedly refused to be taken into custody, on Apr. 22, and now faces additional charges.
According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Lance Cody Whittenburg, 22, was out on bond for previous alleged drug charges, which required him to submit to frequent drug screenings.
Shoupe stated Whittenburg had refused to submit to the urine test, causing Assistant District Attorney Mark Tribble to request a judge to revoke Whittenburg’s bond.
After the judge signed the order of revocation of the bond, officers reportedly located Whittenburg at a residence on Camp Drive and attempted to place him into custody.
Whittenburg reportedly told officers he … CONTINUED


Norma Louise Engle

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

Norma Engle

Norma Louise Engle, 75, of Lincolnton, Ga., went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2010.
Mrs. Engle passed away in Augusta, Ga. She was the wife of the late Willis Lee Engle.
She was a native of Altoona, Penn., and moved to Chattanooga where she was a member of Bear Cove Baptist Church. She moved to Lincolnton two years ago. Mrs. Engle was a cosmetologist and a nurse’s aid. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 194, in Lincolnton. She had a love for crocheting, bingo, her cats, and family and friends.
Mrs. Engle was preceded in death by her husband; … CONTINUED


Leo Rogol

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

Leo Rogol, 78, of Murfreesboro, passed away April 21, 2010, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Rogol was born March 9, 1932, in Skoczow, Poland, to George and Anna Kedzivrow Rogol.
He was a minister for the Church of Christ more than 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Neal Rogol, of Murfreesboro; two sons, George Rogol and wife Elizabeth, of Blandon, Penn., Leonard Rogol, of Gardendale, Ala.; daughter, Teresa Bunting and husband David, of Murfreesboro; sister, Helen Olson, of Paradise, Calif.; brother, Edmund Rogol, of Hillsboro, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral service was 1 p.m. April 24, 2010, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial … 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


Virgie Jennie Lee Holman

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

Virgie Jennie Lee Holman, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Holman was born Jan. 26, 1928, in White County, to Frank and Bessie Dillon Grissom.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T. J. Holman; three brothers, Vaughn Grissom, Joel Leslie Grissom, Tommy Grissom; sister, Mary Starr Grissom; and three children, Susan Carol Cruise, Jessie Dodson Cruise and Thomas Gayland Holman.
Survivors include four sons, Danny Franklin Holman, Ronald Lee Holman and wife Jenny, Anthony Bruce Holman, all of Sparta, Robert Steven Holman, of Crossville; daughter, Linda Cruise Carter and husband Carlen, of Sparta; three brothers, Bruce … 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


Jam-Filled Muffins

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

Jam-Filled Muffins

1-3/4 cups self rising flour
One-half cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
One-half cup raspberry or strawberry jam
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs, add milk, butter and lemon peel. Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Spoon half of the batter into 12 large greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Make a well in the center of each, add jam. Spoon remaining batter over jam. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


Williams ordered to finish 6-year sentence

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

Carl Junior Williams, 41

According to Detective Ruben Hormilla with White County Sheriff Department, on Apr. 19, a judge ordered Carl Junior Williams, 41, of Sparta, to serve out the remainder of a six year sentence for a previous conviction.
Williams was arrested Mar. 4 after an investigation by Hormilla, which reportedly uncovered Williams had been ‘stalking’ a juvenile.
Hormilla stated Williams had been arrested by the WCSD several years ago for sexual battery by an authority figure and was convicted for that charge.
He was later released from prison and given terms of his probation.
According to Hormilla, Williams, a registered violent sexual offender, had been staying … CONTINUED


Charles Dennis Stone

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

Charles Dennis Stone, 1939-2010

Funeral services for Charles Dennis Stone, 70, of Cookeville will be held Tuesday April 27 at 1 o’clock in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the O’Connor Cemetery in White County. Bro. Johnny Fox and Rev. Ray Mabey will officiate.
Mr. Stone passed away April 24, 2010 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 22, 1939, in White County, to Dennis T. and Daisy Steele Stone.
Mr. Stone worked most of his career in the heating and cooling business. He and his son owned and operated Charles Stone Heating and Cooling Company, in Cookeville, since … CONTINUED


Edna Louise Wilhite

Posted on April 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edna Louise Wilhite, 69, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilhite was born Nov. 25, 1940, in White County, to Fannie Lee Demps Sliger and J.P. Randolph.
She was a member of Findlay Church of Christ and the former owner of “What’s Cooking?” restaurant, in Sparta.
Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Joe H. Wilhite.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Wilhite and wife Cara, Paul Wilhite and wife Cindy, all of Sparta; daughter, Lisa Cloyd and husband Bobby, of Sparta; mother, Fannie Lee Sliger, of Sparta; brother, Kenneth Randolph and wife Brenda, of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jordon Cloyd, … CONTINUED


Track team sets new school records

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In a sprint. Cody Murray runs down the stretch in a recent track meet for WCHS.

The White County High School track team traveled to Tullahoma Tuesday to compete in Rudy’s Relays featuring several teams from across the midstate.
Four new school records were set on the afternoon.
Both the girls’ and boys’ 4×800 meter relay teams shattered the previous school records setting new marks.
The girls’ relay team finished third in the event, but improved the school record by 38 seconds with a new time of 11:35.76. Teaming up to set the new mark were Morgan Voyles, Amanda Kinsor, Samantha Stoltz and Ali Justus.
The boys’ relay … CONTINUED


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