Monthly Archives: March 2003

Alvie Evon Potter Sr.

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alvie Evon Potter Sr., 61, of Spencer, passed away Marcy 19, 2003, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Potter was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Sequatchie County, to Auby Franklin Potter and Evelyn Heard Potter.
He had been a machine operator.
Survivors include three sons, Alvie Potter Jr. of Spencer and Ricky Dale Potter and Randy Dean Potter both of Texas; one step son, Bill Sullivan of Florida; eight sisters, Gladys Armstrong of Indiana, Ruth Rogers and Lisa Potter both of Spencer, Shirley Baker of Manchester, Reba Simmons of Tracy City, Lois Grissom of Bone Cave, Charlotte Potter of Florida and Stella Potter of Monteagle; two brothers, Steve … CONTINUED


Anna Juanita “Cootie” Brymer

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anna Juanita “Cootie” Brymer, 78, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Brymer was born Nov. 24, 1924, in White County, to William Brymer and Cleo Prater Brymer Jenkins.
She had been employed at Spartan Industries.
Brymer was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include two great nieces, Teresa Rutherford and Phyllis Evans both of Sparta; one great-great niece, Cherri Smith of Columbia; two great-great-great nieces; and special cousin, Jim Scott of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., March 23, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Barnwell officiated.… CONTINUED


Hickman speaks to Democratic Party

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jarrod Conner
Beth Hickman, field representative from the office of Lincoln Davis, Tennessee’s fourth district U.S. Congressman, recently spoke before the White County Democratic Party during her monthly constituent visit to White County.
Hickman represents six counties in this area including:
Cannon, Roane, Cumberland, White, Van Buren and Bledsoe.
She attends meetings and other events Davis cannot attend with his busy schedule.
Hickman discussed future policies and answered questions from the audience.
She also presented Ruth Golden, recipient of The Expositor’s Unsung Hero award for 2003, with a signed letter of commendation from Congressman Lincoln Davis.
This letter was read to Golden during the 2003 Citizen of the … CONTINUED


Patriotic rally scheduled tonight

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
As thousands of Americans are watching the endless news coverage of the war in Iraq, waiting for a hopeful glimpse of a loved one, numerous other individuals are seeking ways to show their support for the nation’s soldiers. For White Countians, a patriotic rally tonight will give them the opportunity to unite as American citizens for a common cause.
The event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., at the White County Courthouse, third floor courtroom, will be sponsored by the White County Republican Party. However, according to Donald Holman, chairman, the rally will be a non-partisan event. Holman, along with other members of the Republican … CONTINUED


Mattie Ann Turner

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mattie Ann Turner, 90, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Turner was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Sparta, to Charlie and Lela Steele Looney.
She had been employed at Spartan Industries.
Turner was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Jewel Brown Turner; and one son, Dolan Brown Turner.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosetta and David Sword of Brooklyn, Mich.; five sisters, Mae Robinson, Betty Stacey, Ruby Turner and Pearl Turner all of Sparta and Virgie Lewis of Quebeck; three grandchildren, Jackie Vance, Tammy Hill and Jeff Hill; five great grandchildren, Tonya Bain, C.J. Hill, Jarrett Hill, Maggie … CONTINUED


WCHS Softball blanked by Riverdale

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Rogowski inks with Vol State

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


No injuries in Thursday wreck

Posted on March 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
An early morning accident Thursday caused extensive damage to a 1993 Buick and left a Sparta woman thankful for guardrails.
According to Deputy Rudy Cruz, of White County Sheriff Department, Tina Leftwich, 34, of Sparta, was traveling westbound on Highway 70 West in a 1993 Buick, when she attempted to pass several alleged slow-moving vehicles in the vicinity of Jerry Parker Road.
As Leftwich was abreast with the first vehicle she was passing, the third vehicle came out of the lane, attempting to pass a vehicle in front of it and causing Leftwich to use defensive maneuvers.
Leftwich traveled to the shoulder of the left side … CONTINUED


Heading down the highway with safety through AARP Driver Safety Program

Posted on March 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Driving is the easiest and simplest way to get from one location to another, and for senior citizen, it may be the last resort for holding on to their independence. Although the natural aging process can play tricks on eyesight and reactionary time, individuals age 50 and over have found a way to hone their driving skills and stay alert behind the wheel. The answer is AARP Driver Safety Program.
AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older. The eight-hour course is taught in two, four-hour days, and the cost is … CONTINUED


War in Iraq begins

Posted on March 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
President George W. Bush told the world Wednesday night the United States and its allies had launched a campaign to oust Saddam Hussein from Iraq and “free its people.”
Bush warned the nation the conflict “could be longer and more difficult than some predict.”
But he assured Americans “this will not be a campaign of half-measures, and we will accept no outcome except victory.”
Bush said “coalition forces will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm.”
But Bush warned that goal may not be simple to reach.
“Saddam Hussein has placed Iraqi troops and equipment in civilian areas, attempting to use innocent men, women … CONTINUED


Guarding our nation

Posted on March 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jarrod Conner
Over 4,000 soldiers in the Tennessee Air and Army National Guard have been mobilized since the presidential declaration of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle on Sept. 14, 2001.
Units and individuals from across Tennessee have also recently been deployed to Kuwait to participate in the disarmament of Iraq.
The question on many White Countians minds is: “Have the Sparta or Cookeville National Guard units received any deployment orders?”
“The Sparta or Cookeville units have not received any alert notification or orders to mobilize,” said Captain James Reed.
“However, the units are conducting sensible planning and making preparations in the event we are called to duty.”… CONTINUED


Minnie Oleta Cope

Posted on March 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Minnie Oleta Cope, 70, of Spencer, passed away March 16, 2003, at Generations of Spencer.
Cope was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Van Buren County, to Fred Haskel and Margie Josephine Acuff.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been a homemaker.
Cope was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Keith Cope and one brother, Charles Hale.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Cope of Spencer and Phillis Austin of Nashville; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sharon Cope of McMinnville, Richard Cope of Bone Cave and Randall Cope of Spencer; one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Bill Hitchcock of Spencer; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James … CONTINUED


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