Monthly Archives: November 2002

William “Bill” Brimer

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William “Bill” Brimer, 77, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 3, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Brimer was born May 12, 1925, in Van Buren County, to Charlie Parker Brimer and Lula Brimer.
He attended the Spencer Church of God.
Brimer had been employed as a timber worker.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn Ruth Brimer.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Scott of Spencer; three sons, Charles Burton Brimer of Sparta, Herbert Brimer of Rock Island and Bobby Wayne Brimer of Spencer; two sisters, Bedie Dukes Ruddy of Spencer and Mattie Dukes of Doyle; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 … Read More


Minnie Edith Jolly Anderson

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Minnie Edith Jolly Anderson, 83, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 3, 2002.
Anderson was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Pickett County, to Proctor and Sadie Pyles Jolley.
She had been a homemaker.
Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, Jones Finley Anderson and her parents.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Thurston and Helen Jolley of Doyle; five sisters-in-law, Jessie Jolley, Aude Anderson, Oma Anderson and Sally Anderson all of Doyle and Eunice Anderson of Byrdstown; nephews, Danny Jolly, Mike Jolley, Miles Jolley and Terry Jolley all of Doyle, Ronnie Jolley of Sparta, Glenn Jolley of Danville, Ala., Curtis E. Anderson of Pall Mall and Roger Anderson … Read More


Charles Monroe Holland

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Monroe Holland, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 4, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Holland was born Jan.
20, 1917, in White County, to Samuel Holland and Marietta Mary Cope Holland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dollie Steele Holland; children, Linda Adams and Billy Holland; two brothers, Sam Holland and Seebern Holland; four sisters, Lucille Hutchings, Mattie Bell Wilson, Bessie Hutchings and Novella Keithley.
Survivors include his wife, Alvaree Holland of Sparta; eight sons and seven daughters-in-law, Jack and Marilyn Holland, Charles and Nancy Holland, Howard and Bea Holland, Michael Holland, Albert and Nancy Holland, John and Patti Holland … Read More


Keith Arnold Erney

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Keith Arnold Erney, 63, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at Masters Health Care Center.
Erney was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Noblesville, Ohio, to Clarence E. Erney and Ada L. Statzer Erney.
He had been a factory worker and a member of the National Guard.
Erney was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Clarence E. Erney.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Higgin and Tammy White both of Noblesville, Ind.; two sons, Bryan Erney of Atlanta, Ind. and Robert Erney of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Ada L. Erney; one brother, Fred A. Erney; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 9, … Read More


Road service available with Simpson Diesel Repair

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Simpson Diesel Repair, owned and operated by James A. and Tracy Simpson, has been in business since 1989. The business originally had one bay to operate from, but now they are equipped with four bays. They offer a complete line of parts and service for all trucks, trailers and forklifts.
The truck specialties include Power Stroke Diesels and International. They are fully equipped with computerized diagnostic software to diagnose diesel engines, Cummins, Cat and Detroit. Customers may drop their trucks off for repairs. Some of the common features include clearing codes in trucks and/or changing their perimeters.
Simpson Diesel Repair is also equipped to travel to … Read More


Traffic stop leads to DUI charges

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Michael Dale Paul was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana after he was involved in a traffic stop on Nov. 2, 2002.
Deputy Charles Sims, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, stopped a vehicle on Highway 70W, at approximately 9 p.m., because of a non-functioning headlight.
According to the report, Sims came into contact with the driver, Paul, who allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol about his breath and person. Sims observed an open can of beer in the console area of the vehicle and asked Paul how much he had to drink. Paul allegedly stated he had drunk three beers.
According to the … Read More


Democrats carry White County in election

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
After several months of hard fought campaigns and accusations of negative advertisements, the ballots have been cast, and White County voters chose Democratic candidates, with the exception of one Republican newcomer to the political arena.
The high point of the entire election was the governor’s race, with Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen keeping in close rank with Republican candidate Van Hilleary. Bredesen carried White County, with a total of 3.653 votes. Hilleary, who has maintained a close relationship with local Republicans, lost by a mere 89 votes in a predominantly Democratic county.
Bob Clement, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, defeated Lamar Alexander, Republican … Read More


Lottery amendment passes

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Local churches poured their dollars into advertising with area media in an attempt to defeat the lottery. Numerous organizations and individuals jumped on the band wagon to support the religious segment of the community during their campaign to stop legalized gambling in the state of Tennessee. However, White Countians, along with other Tennesseans, cast their votes in favor of the controversial issue, winning by a 15 percent margin, with 893,646 voting in favor of the amendment and 658,543 in opposition.
Charles Curtiss, state representative for the 43rd District, stated on Wednesday afternoon he personally voted against the lottery amendment. “I am against the lottery,” said … Read More


Calling all holiday enthusiasts, Christmas is just around the corner

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Every November it happens – out come the boxes of tinsel and the tree baubles. Off children go with Dad, if they are lucky enough to live in the country, to find the best berried holly, and other evergreens to decorate their homes in festive style. Even the grumpies, who moan and groan about the fuss and the bother, will decorate a tree, grumbling all the while.
Many millennia ago, ancient man believed by decorating the bushes in the winter time, they could make them attractive for the spirits, which they believed had fled for shelter from the harsh weather.
It is not known, of course, … Read More


Louise Bohannon

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Louise Bohannon, 82, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 1, 2002.
Bohannon was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Sparta, to William “Bill” and Mary Magalene Clark Officer.
She was a member of McClellan Avenue Church of Christ. Bohannon was a retired elementary school teacher with the Putnam County School System and a member of the Tennessee and Putnam County School Retired Teachers Association.
Bohannon was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Bohannon and one brother, Charles Taylor Officer.
There were no immediate survivors.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 4, 2002, at McClellan Avenue Church of Christ with burial in Lee Cemetery in White County. … Read More


A bit of the past at Days Gone By

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A new sign and a new location does not mean it is new, at Days Gone By Antiques & Collectables Mall. With over 15 years of experience, Carol and Kenneth Winnett have decided to move Country Road Antiques, from the Shady Grove and Center Point area, to a new location with a new name.
“The old shop was running out of room and we needed to expand,” said Carol. Carol said she likes the new in-town location on Churchill Drive and enjoys meeting new people. She said, “People come from Ohio, Mich., Georgia and basically all over the United States.”
When The Expositor asked Carol what … Read More


Health Council questions American Cancer Society about local services

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The White County Health Council is dedicated to ensuring the best quality health services to the residents of Sparta. However, during a recent meeting, several members expressed a concern about the lack of promised services to local cancer patients by the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Pat Baggerly, along with Donna McBride and Angie Beaty, attended the Health Council meeting representing the district division of the ACS. Baggerly, who serves in an administrative position, attempted to dispel any false information about services provided to White County cancer patients. However, two individuals of the council gave first-hand experiences of how the ACS had not followed through with … Read More


The Happening brings White County youth together

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Hundreds of White County teenagers gathered at the foot of the stage during The Happening on Saturday to listen to Tom Madden, special speaker for the event and founder of Winterfest, a youth conference sponsored by the Church of God. The students ranged from grades 9 through 12, and they participated in games and activities throughout the night. The Happening’s motto is ‘Bringing young people to Christ.’


Collision sends seven victims to the hospital

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Gary Matthews, 30, of Smithville, and passengers Rhonda Brewer, 36, Scott Hendrickson, 17, Juana Matthews, 11, Aaron Matthews, 11, Arianna Matthews, 11 and Aaron Brewer, 10 were transported to the hospital as a result of injuries they sustained after their vehicle crashed into a tree off Highway 70. As of Sunday evening, authorities said the juveniles had been treated and released.
Trooper Mark Dial of the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident on Highway 70W, near Frank Anderson Road, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Sunday. According to the report, Tammy M. Odom, 32, of Sparta, was traveling westbound on Highway 70W in a … Read More


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