Posted by Sparta Live | May 16, 2005 12:00 am
Margaret Ann Rittenberry Neeley, 68, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away May 11, 2005.
Neeley was born Jan. 6, 1937, in White County, to Dolph and Rosie Williams Rittenberry.
She had been a seamstress.
Neeley was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Clarence and Thurman Rittenberry.
Survivors include one sister, Joyce Myer, of Red Oak, Iowa; one brother, Jimmy Rittenberry, of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 1 p.m., May 13, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Rose Chapel Cemetery.
Bro. Fate Wilson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Sparta Live | May 13, 2005 12:00 am
Posted by Sparta Live | May 12, 2005 12:00 am
Mary Lucille Williams, 78, of Sparta, passed away May 7, 2005.
Williams was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Dowelltown, to Dewey and Mattie Curtis Driver.
She had been retired from Spartan Industries.
Williams was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edsel Williams; one daughter, Linda Towry; one brother, Hugh Driver;
and one sister, Leriane McFall.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Betsy Williams, of Sparta; one son-in-law, Wade Towry, of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Johnnie Joines, of Dowelltown; two grandchildren, Jill Williams, of Sparta, Amy Towry, of Fayetteville; two nephews, Bobby Joines, of Dowelltown, Donnie McFall, of Fla.; and one niece, Martha Holt, of Lawrenceburg.
Services … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 10, 2005 12:00 am
Breathe easier with Pro Air Respiratory Services.
Owners, Scott E. Acuff and Vincent K. Gamble have more than a half a century experience between them. And they are ready to provide not only clinical respiratory services plus quality durable respiratory equipment but each staff member is a licensed medical professional and will go that extra mile for each patient.
Gamble is a registered respiratory therapist, and was in charge of respiratory department at hospitals, and in one instance even served as interim hospital administrator in Texas.
Acuff has many years of experience in the respiratory field. He is a registered nurse, served at White County Community … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 9, 2005 12:00 am
Clifford H. Officer, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 6, 2005.
Officer was born June 28, 1922, in White County, to William Officer and Bessie Martin Officer.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a farmer.
Officer was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Ruth Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Howard Officer, of Sparta; two sons, Charles Officer, Larry Officer and wife Brenda, of Sparta; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Jerry Verble, of Murfreesboro, Donna and Wayne Johnson, of Rock Island, Betty and Louis Cooley, of Brentwood; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Blair, Jeff Verble, Stephanie Weber, Robert Johnson, … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 6, 2005 12:00 am
Saving a goal. Warrior goalkeeper, Shane Kline, jumps to save a goal during the WCHS soccer team’s 4-1 loss to Blackman Tuesday.
The Warriors did score a goal on the Blaze which is something that hasn’t been done often this season.
Posted by Sparta Live | May 5, 2005 12:00 am
Sarah E. “Bessie” Allen, 93, of Cookeville, passed away May 1, 2005.
Allen was born November 5, 1911, in Jackson County, to Matthew and Martha Roberts Keith.
She had been a homemaker.
Allen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Zenith Allen; one son, Winford Allen; one granddaughter, Jennifer Allen; one great-grandson, Daniel Allen; brothers and sisters, Lena Jones, Nora Netherton, Mattie Woy, Huey Keith, Norman Keith, Joe Keith, and Johnny Keith.
Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Mattie Rush of Portland, Tenn., Velma and Steve Demps of North Carolina, Mildred Harness, Anna and Clayton Lee, and Mary and Roy Fields, all of Cookeville; two … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 3, 2005 12:00 am
Posted by Sparta Live | May 2, 2005 12:00 am
Bertha Hale Cummings, 84, of Spencer, passed away May 1, 2005.
Cummings was born September 23, 1920, in Van Buren County, to Jeff Hale and Mary Yates Hale.
She was a retired factory worker and homemaker.
Cummings was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Cummings; one son, Robert Edward Cummings; two grandsons, David Earl Dishman and Michael Edward Cummings; two sons-in-law, Seaborn Miller and F.D. Shockley.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Jewell Hennessee or Rock River, Oddie and Stella Shoupe of Sparta, and Bettye Shockley of Spencer; three grandsons, Lynn and Pat Millraney of Sparta, Terry Cummings of Spencer and Andy Lee … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | April 29, 2005 12:00 am
Posted by Sparta Live | April 28, 2005 12:00 am
Charles S. Alexander, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 21, 2005.
Alexander was born March 31, 1931, in White County, to George Alexander and Lou Verna Jordan Alexander.
He served in the Korean Conflict and worked for the State of Tennessee Highway Department for more than 23 years.
Alexander was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy Alexander; and one brother, George Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Allison Alexander; one daughter, Kaye Meisenzahl, one sister, Mildred Randolph; one brother, Ronnie Alexander, all of Sparta; grandson, Drew Alexander, of Nova Scotia; sister-in-law, Magnolia Alexander, of Sparta; and two step-children, Heather Meisenzahl, James Meisenzahl; and several nieces … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | April 27, 2005 12:00 am
Spring is here and it is time to get those beds ready for planting, and Buds and Blooms Greenhouse is open and ready to help you pick the right plants to fill them.
Allen, Vonda, Dot, Trey and TJ Selby have been busy preparing a wide variety of plants.
“We all love flowers,” said Vonda, “Even Trey and TJ. Ever since we have been married, he has wanted to do this,” said Vonda. “It has been his lifelong dream.”
Gardening and growing plants, and watching them through their various stages can be a very addictive hobby. The Selby’s consider themselves very fortunate to be able to … CONTINUED