Monthly Archives: November 2011

WCHS travels to Stone Memorial Friday

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leaning toward the lane. Warrior sophomore, Dalton Nash, leans in as he drives toward the basket in the last outing for the Warriors. They will be looking to get back in the win column when they visit Stone Memorial Friday.

Looking for help. Sydney Holeman looks for someone to pass to during the Warriorettes’ game against Cannon County. The WCHS girls’ will be looking to snap a three-game skid at Stone Memorial.

After a busy and disappointing Thanksgiving weekend in the Mitch Wilson Classic in Woodbury, the Warriors and Warriorettes were idle to start the week, but will return to action Friday at Stone Memorial.

Charlie Lee Sherrell

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charlie Lee Sherrell, 89, of Sparta, left this world in the hands of his Heavenly Father, on Nov. 27, 2011.
Mr. Sherrell was born March 24, 1922, to John Nelson and Emma Lou Baker Sherrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Johnnie Sherrell; two sisters, Martha Sherrell, Lena Mae Sherrell; and one stepson, Haston Weaver.
Survivors include the love of his life, Ruby Clouse Sherrell; one stepdaughter, Brenda Johnson; two stepsons, Kenneth Weaver and wife Jean Anne, James Weaver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Nov. 30, 2011, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Baker Cemetery. Bro. Harold Robinson … CONTINUED

Benton Taylor “Ben” Graham

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Benton Taylor “Ben” Graham, 66, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 28, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Graham was born July 1, 1945, in White County, to Joe Gaines Graham and Willie Mae Graham Goodwin.
He was retired from White County Highway Department. Mr. Graham attended East Sparta Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Joe Thomas Graham.
Survivors include his mother, Willie Mae Graham Goodwin, of Sparta; sons, Anthony Graham and wife Karen, of Nashville, Keith Graham and wife Tracie, of Doyle; grandson, Sawyer Graham, of Doyle; sister, Joyce Holland, of Sparta; brothers, Fred Graham and wife Phyllis, of Sparta, Dale … CONTINUED

Keith Gale Richardson

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Keith Gale Richardson, 79, of Algood, passed away Nov. Nov. 22, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Richardson was born Nov. 24, 1931, in the Willow Grove community of Clay County, to Andrew and Beulah Stover Richardson.
He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving two tours with the 279th Infantry Regiment. For 24 years, he owned and operated Richardson’s Grocery, in Algood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jewell Hensley, Margaret Richardson; and a brother, James Richardson.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Claudine Crawford Richardson, of Algood, whom he married Nov. 21, 1956, in Algood; two sons, Danny Richardson … CONTINUED

Donald Houston Lee

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald Houston Lee, 72, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Lee was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Spencer, to James E. and Myrtle Smith Lee.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 1, 2011, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-9 p.m., Nov. 30, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 1, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WCMS wins three of four at South Franklin

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Macy Cash leads the fast break during seventh grade girls' action.

Boxing ‘em in. Cade Crosland and Jacob Fresh trap a South ball handler and pick up a steal during the fast start for the Warriors in the first quarter of Monday’s game in Franklin County.

Madison Gardenhire goes up for two points in the eighth grade girls' game.

Battling for the ball in the paint during seventh grade boys' action.

The White County Middle School seventh and eighth grade teams made the first of two treks this week to Franklin County on Monday to take on a Central Tennessee Conference opponent.
The WCMS brought home three wins … CONTINUED

WCHS bowling team picks up win over Livingston

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School bowling team defeated Livingston 22-5 on November 21st at Bowling World in Cookeville.
WCHS got the three bonus points for the total pin fall winning that 2302 to 1626. The Warriors also won each of the two points for wins in each of the three games of the series. WCHS also 13 of the individual head to head match-ups. All of Livingston’s points came through individual match-ups.
The Warriors won game one 804-560 and picked up wins in four of the six individual contests.
Ethan Hall had the high game rolling a 188 and defeating his opponent who finished with a 130. Michael … CONTINUED

9th grade splits openers

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School freshman teams had their season openers delayed a week, but were in action Monday against the Clarkrange junior varsity squads.
Last week, the freshman teams were scheduled to host Cumberland County in the openers, but CCHS failed to show due to a schedule mix-up. Thus, the WCHS teams got their first action at Clarkrange.
The WCHS ninth graders split their games. The Warriors got the season started with a 64-42 win over the Buffaloes while the Warriorettes suffered the narrow 36-33 loss.
The Warriors jumped to a 17-9 lead at the end of one quarter of play and held a 37-24 halftime advantage. … CONTINUED

Joe Hymon Rowland

Posted on November 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joe Hymon Rowland, 79, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Raintree Manor, in McMinnville.
Mr. Rowland was born April 9, 1932, in McMinnville, to Henry and Ella McCormick Rowland.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Nov. 28, 2011, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Reflecting on the Great Depression and World War II through the eyes of a survivor

Posted on November 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanie Smith Guidara and her siblings still get together every year for a reunion.

These children, which included Jeanie Smith Guidara and some of her siblings, left their homes to travel to unfamiliar territory. “It was awful,” said Guidara. (

Jeanie Smith Guidara and Nicholas Guidara, still in love after decades of marriage.

Jeanie Smith Guidara and Nicholas, wedding day.

The Guidaras and their children.

Sparta native Jeanie Smith Guidara is turning 90 on Nov. 29, but she is not letting that keep her down. She has lived through the Great Depression, worked in the Pentagon, has traveled the world, and is planning her next trip – a … CONTINUED

Military holiday mailing deadlines approaching

Posted on November 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Steve Hine, clerk at Sparta Post Office, is ready to tackle the busy holiday season.

It’s less than two weeks away from the priority mail deadline for sending care packages to military loved ones serving overseas with APO or FPO addresses.
While the Parcel Post deadline has already passed, Priority and First-Class Mail services will still be able to get packages to servicemen and women in time for Christmas. Most addresses will receive packages by Christmas if shipped by Dec. 10. The only exception is APO/FPO/DPO 093 zip codes, which can receive packages by Christmas if shipped by Dec. 3. Express Mail Military Service packages can be shipped … CONTINUED

Parking ticket scam invades White County

Posted on November 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Sheriff Department is warning area residents about an alleged scam that involves e-mails from a company associated with a large parking lot company.
Detective Ruben Hormilla, of White County Sheriff Department, said he recently received a phone call the possible scam. After a preliminary investigation, Hormilla said he found the scam is nationwide.
Hormilla said two individuals claiming to be attorneys are reportedly sending e-mails to people claiming they owe unpaid parking violations to a company called Central Parking. According to Hormilla, the amounts range between $17 and $75.
Hormilla said the e-mail contains a phone number, but callers only get voice mail when they attempt … CONTINUED

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