Billie Ruth Carter

Posted by | May 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Billie Ruth Carter, 56, of Sparta, passed away May 28, 2016, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born Sunday, Jan. 18, 1960, in Sparta, she was the daughter of Billy Seibers and Emma Jean Cox Daniels.

One of her greatest joys in life was watching her granddaughters play ball.

Ms. Carter was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Jean Daniels; stepfather, Roger Daniels; sister, Wanda Howard and her husband Curtis.

Survivors include her daughter, Brandie Dodson and fiancé Eric Langenback, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Madison Smartt, of Sparta, Shelby Smartt, of Sparta; sister, Glenda Stewart, of Sparta; brother, Bobby Seibers, of Sparta two sisters, Tammy Taylor and husband … Read More


Enjoying the simple things

Posted by | May 28, 2016 12:34 pm

Kenzi Qualls is enjoying some summer-like days sitting on the back porch eating pickles and drinking a Coke. Kenzi is the daughter of Taylor Qualls and Tori Qualls and granddaughter of Steve and Tena Qualls, of Sparta.



Red Cross blood drive

Posted by | May 28, 2016 7:58 am

American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive, noon-5 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Sparta Civic Center. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Sparta19. Start the donation process before leaving home by completing an online pre-donation and health history questionnaire at your convenience on the day of your appointment. You can save up to 15 minutes at your next appointment. Learn more at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.


France Cemetery decoration

Posted by | May 28, 2016 7:47 am

France Cemetery decoration will be Saturday, June 4, 2016. The cemetery is located 11 miles north of Sparta, on Highway 84. For more information about the decoration call (931) 738-5175. Donations for upkeep may be sent to: Walter Buttrum, 355 Lamb School Rd., Sparta, Tennessee 38583.


“Shattered” hosting free concert

Posted by | May 28, 2016 7:35 am

“Shattered” will be in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Sparta Amphitheater, in a salute to the troops. Admission is free. There will be a drawing for a Fender Bullet Stratocaster guitar. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Concessions will be provided by Caribbean Cafe. Radio station 93.7 will be on-site with a remote broadcast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors for the event are: City of Sparta, Edd Rogers Chevrolet, Edd Rogers Valley Ford, Don Randolph Associates, Bill Loos and Associates Doc’s Vape Escape, Caribbean Cafe and Xceed Screen Printing.

“Shattered” band members are Ron “Fuzzy” Phifer, Greg England, Jim Seidler and Steve Duncan.


Mary Ann O’Brian

Posted by | May 28, 2016 7:23 am

Mary Ann O’Brian, 98, of Spencer, passed away May 26, 2016, at her residence.

Mrs. O’Brian was born Nov. 27, 1917, in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of John Stein and Caroline Then.

She was a precious lady and will be missed by all

The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be 2 p.m., June 4, 2016, at her residence, at 731 Walling Rd., in Spencer.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Velda Ann England Cope

Posted by | May 28, 2016 7:18 am

Velda Ann England Cope, 61, of the Peeled Chestnut Community, passed away May 26, 2016 at the Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, in Nashville.

Mrs. Cope was born Feb. 14, 1955, in White County, to Franklin England and Treva Lee Young England.

She was a dietary aid at Life Care Center of Sparta and had worked at many different places through the years. She was a Christian woman and proud of her faith.

Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lavaughn Franklin “Lynn” Young; husband, Clyde Cope; father of her children, Ronnie Lee Young; and brother, Roger Dale Young.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Brian … Read More



“Shattered” hosting free concert

Posted by | May 27, 2016 4:35 pm

“Shattered” will be in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Sparta Amphitheater, in a salute to the troops. Admission is free. There will be a drawing for a Fender Bullet Stratocaster guitar. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Concessions will be provided by Caribbean Cafe. Radio station 93.7 will be on-site with a remote broadcast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors for the event are: City of Sparta, Edd Rogers Chevrolet, Edd Rogers Valley Ford, Don Randolph Associates, Bill Loos and Associates Doc’s Vape Escape, Caribbean Cafe and Xceed Screen Printing.

“Shattered” band members are Ron “Fuzzy” Phifer, Greg England, Jim Seidler and Steve Duncan.


Crash on McMinnville Highway, in Walling

Posted by | May 27, 2016 2:58 pm

South Group Volunteer Fire Departments, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and White County Sheriff Department have been dispatched to a truck crash near 11248 McMinnville Highway, in Walling. A truck is reportedly overturned onto its side. It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries.


Searching for veterans

Posted by | May 27, 2016 8:16 am

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for men and women who served in the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Please email Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com. Please provide your name and contact information, as well as the military action in which you served.


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hosts recognition event

Posted by | May 27, 2016 7:06 am

L-R: Jo O'Neal (RSVP Coordinator) and Kenny Cotten (Youngest RSVP volunteer attending); Jo O'Neal (RSVP coordinator) and Curtis Marie Sullivan (oldest RSVP volunteer attending)

On May 20, 2016, during National Senior Corps Week, the LBJ&C Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held its annual Recognition Event at the Cookeville Community Center for its volunteers.

The volunteers were recognized for the service they had given during this past year. They served in White County in food distribution centers (helping to provide food to those in need), the blood bank, nursing homes (visiting patients, playing Bingo with them and singing to them), the hospital (helping in the gift shop with the intent to provide scholarships to graduating high school students), the retired teachers association (also with the intent helping with scholarships for the graduating high … Read More


“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted by | May 27, 2016 6:58 am

The Expositor is publishing a monthly article that will give residents an opportunity to have their concerns answered.

The article, The Expositor Inquires, asks that the community submit questions or concerns they may have about something going on in White County.

The Expositor will be accepting questions about all topics, including city and county government, status on construction projects, new businesses and updates on news stories.

Any questions you would like to submit should be sent to pamela@spartalive.com. Be sure to put “The Expositor Inquires” in the subject line.

The questions will be researched, and The Expositor will get statements directly from the appropriate official sources.

On the … Read More


Velda A. Cope

Posted by | May 27, 2016 6:51 am

Velda A. Cope, 61, of Sparta, passed away May 26, 2016, at Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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