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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Tracy Leann Martin

Posted on July 17, 2019 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tracy Leann Martin, 50, of Doyle, passed away July 16, 2019, at her home.

Tracy was born May 6, 1969, in Sparta, the daughter of James and Mable Martin.

She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents, Cordell and Clara Holman and Adus and Dimple Martin.

Survivors include her mother, Mable Martin, of the Fancher’s Mills community, of Sparta; brother, Richard Martin and his wife, Karen Martin, of Sparta; sister, Debbie Martin Whiteaker and her husband, Ed Whiteaker, of Florida; two aunts, Dot Randolph, of Sparta, Bobby Jean Langley, of Cookeville; niece, Jami Martin Hood and her husband, Johnnie Hood, of Sparta; three nephews, Aries … Read More

Derric Duane Henry

Posted on July 17, 2019 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Derric Duane Henry, 57, passed away July 15, 2019.

Mr. Henry was born Feb. 28, 1962, the son of Buddy T. Henry and Joyce Graham Henry.

He graduated from White County High School, in 1980. He worked at Mallory Timers for over 20 years. He enjoyed coaching youth sports, in White County

Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his grandparents, L.D. Henry and Bertie Demps Henry and George R. Graham and Allie Slagle Graham.

Survivors include his parents; daughter, Letitia; son, Trae; brothers, Darryl D. Henry (Dorinda), Devin D. Henry (Tammy), of Detroit, Alabama; nephews, Dylan D., Dustin D., Drake D.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.… Read More

Gordon Harris Bumbalough

Posted on July 17, 2019 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gordon Harris Bumbalough, 82, of Loganville, Georgia, formerly of Sparta and a longtime resident of Florida, passed away July 13, 2019, at Park Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, in Georgia.

Mr. Bumbalough was born March 22, 1937, in Sparta, to Henry Garfield Bumbalough and Daisy Phy Bumbalough.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He operated front- end loaders and bulldozers in the orange groves of Florida for 40 years.

Mr. Bumbalough was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lola Mae “Betty” Bumbalough; 12 brothers; and eight sisters

Survivors include his two daughters, Barbara Bumbalough (Dean) Bender, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Sandra Bumbalough (Duane) Day, of Loganville, … Read More

Lawrence “Larry” Irvine MacIntosh

Posted on July 17, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lawrence “Larry” Irvine MacIntosh, 80, of Sparta, passed July 13, 2019, at his home.

Mr. MacIntosh was born May 28, 1939.

He loved Jehovah, nature, music, friends, and family.

Survivors include his wife, Carol MacIntosh, of Sparta; son, Lance MacIntosh (Sarah), of New York; daughter, Leigh Brace (Bill), of New York; granddaughter, Emaleigh Brace, of New York; sister, Helen White (Jerry), of New York; stepson, Edward Gabrielle (Debra), of Sparta; stepdaughter, Anna Gernt (Art), of Florida; stepson, Anthony Gabrielle, of Sparta; stepson, Marvin Blodgett (Christy), of Crossville; and step-grandchildren, Zoe, Eden, Lisa, Sara, Richard, David, Elyssa, Dean, Raylin, Alexis.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m., July 21, … Read More

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet July 18

Posted on July 16, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Sparta City Hall, on the second floor. Click here to view the complete agenda.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Posted on July 16, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Putnam County lawyer censured

Posted on July 16, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On July 16, 2019, Elizabeth Ann Shipley, an attorney licensed to practice law in Tennessee, received a Public Censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a press release issued by the board.

This public censure arose out of two disciplinary complaints brought against  Shipley.  In the first disciplinary complaint, Shipley was tardy in the payment of restitution to a former client, which had been made a condition of an earlier public censure.

The second disciplinary complaint arose out of an overdraft on Shipley’s trust account.  On October 22, 2018,  Shipley received $500 from clients in connection with a custody case.  The … Read More

Adopt a Shelter Dog

Posted on July 16, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Morris named senior executive director at Life Care Center

Posted on July 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Life Care Center of Sparta, a skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation facility, is welcoming a new senior executive director, Latessa Morris.

Morris is no stranger to the facility, having started her career in long-term care as a certified nursing assistant there. She also served the building as business office administrative assistant and regional vice president.

“I have been blessed to have experienced a remarkable career journey to date with Life Care Centers of America,” said Morris. “Having served residents for the last 18 years within our organization, I have thoroughly enjoyed each role from direct caregiver to division vice president. I look forward to sharing my experience … Read More

Cumberland University and Warriorettes to hold team camp

Posted on July 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The White County High School volleyball team will have some great instruction this week as Cumberland University will come to town to help the Warriorettes at team camp. Cumberland volleyball team will be helping the Warriorettes with various skill development and game time drills. The camp will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 16, at White County High School. Coach Joni Simpson Trivette is excited about the opportunity for the girls to be able to have such good collegiate instruction as they prepare for the season. (By JERRY LOWERY)

Dodgen and Murray compete in Nike Tournament of Champions

Posted on July 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Two Warriorette basketball players have been busy this past week as they played in a prestigious tournament, in Chicago.  The Nike Elite tournament is very competitive and players from all over the nation meet to compete for the title.  Gracie Dodgen and Mia Murray competed for the Flight Silver team.  The team had a great run and ended up making it to the final four of the tournaments.  Flight Silver came in fourth in the nation.  (BY JERRY LOWERY)

Lowery brings his expertise to sports coverage

Posted on July 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The sports department at The Expositor and SpartaLive.com will have a new face around the county this year.

Jerry Lowery will be heading up the sports coverage for the print and online editions.  Lowery has been involved in sports for many years and will now take to the sidelines to help promote and inform White County about all levels of Sports.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the sports family across this county,” said Lowery.  “White County has many things going on not only locally but across this nation.  We have professional baseball players, high-profile college coaches, numerous college players in all sports, … Read More


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