Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sandra Jane Stewart

Posted on November 25, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sandra Jane Stewart, 50, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, at her residence.

Ms. Stewart was born May 23, 1964 in Johnson City, Tennessee, to Ann Jones Stewart and the late Randall J. Stewart.

Sandra brought special joy to her family and all who knew her and everyone is a better person for it. She gave unconditional love to those around her, as our heavenly Father does. Her uniqueness was a blessing. She was a second mother and a dear friend to her nephew, Michael Goodman. Their relationship was one of happiness and joy.

In addition to her father, she is also preceded in death by … Read More

BonDeCroft VFD collecting donations for Christmas

Posted on November 24, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department is aiming to help those in need this Christmas. Any persons or businesses interested in donating items or money for the disadvantaged families in the BonDeCroft or Eastland communities for a better Christmas please contact Asst. Chief Thomas Steele at 931-607-1880.

David Gibson Wilson

Posted on November 24, 2014 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Funeral service for David Gibson Wilson, 73, of White County, will be 11 a.m., Nov. 26, 2014, in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Nov. 25, at the funeral home. Bro. Jack Taylor and Bro. Tommy Phillips will be conducting the service.

Mr. Wilson passed away Nov. 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Clarkrange, to John H. Wilson and Golda Lee Key Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a retired machinist from the Duriron Corporation and served the Lord as a Free Will Baptist Minister for … Read More

Central Church of Christ Thanksgiving worship

Posted on November 24, 2014 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Central Church of Christ, at 45 N. Main St., in Sparta, is having a Thanksgiving worship at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Everyone is invited to attend.


Thanksgiving Service at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church

Posted on November 24, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, located at 649 Will Thompson Road, will hold their Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. A special service will be led by Bro. Lloyd Moles of Indiana, Bro. Bradley Bouden of Tenessee, Bro. Tony Cook of North Carolina and Bro. James Bilbrey of Tennessee. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by McCormick Ridge Holiness Church Pastor Dale Walker.

Cherry Creek to hold fundraiser breakfast Dec. 13

Posted on November 24, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd., in Sparta. The menu includes eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, country or city ham, biscuits, hash browns, white milk gravy, chocolate gravy, red-eye gravy, pancakes on request, milk and orange juice. $8 for adults. $3 for children 12 and under. To place orders call (931) 738-8511.

White County Schools holiday schedule

Posted on November 24, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

White County Schools will be closed Nov. 26-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Students will return to school on Dec. 1.

Construction halted during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on November 24, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wed., Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. Mon., Dec. 1.   Workers may be on site in some construction zones.  Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.

The Spirit of Christmas set for this Saturday

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Candy Cane Lane Art Show coming up

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

The community is invited to attend Cassville Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Candy Cane Lane Art Show on Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m at Cassville Elementary School.  The show will highlight the unique artistic talents of Cassville’s students.

Holiday Festival set for Nov. 28-30

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Tennessee Technological University’s satellite location, The Appalachian Center for Craft, will be holding a holiday festival from Nov. 28-30.  The event will feature artist demonstrations, crafts for kids, hands-on workshops, studio tours, live music and more.  For more information, visit the page for The Appalachian Center for Craft.

Making a house a true home

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Mary Redding Bonner Hudgens, known to many as Granny Hudgens, dedicated her 98 years of life to giving to others.  Her daughters, Jane Griffin and Joanne Paz, remember their mother as an upbeat, generous person.

“Her belief was that if it was done from the heart, and solely for the good of others, her pleasure was in the doing, and not in the thanks,” Griffin said.

To read Mary’s story, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

Joyce Ann Simmons

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joyce Ann Simmons, 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Simmons was born July 7, 1959, in Spencer, to Jay Brymer and Amanda Hopkins Brymer.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 25, 2014, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends 1-9 p.m., Nov. 24, at 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 25, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Holiday shipping tips for small businesses and individuals

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

The holidays are some of the busiest times of the year. Throw shipping presents into the mix, and it becomes even more stressful. Worrying about loved ones receiving their gifts on time, paying for expensive shipping, and making time to drop by the post office can make for an experience lacking in holiday cheer.

By following a few tips, these problems can be avoided and the process can be painless and simple.

To read these tips, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

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