Local businesses showcased at third annual Women’s Show

Posted by | April 14, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
Fashion, entertainment and an intriguing showcase of more than 40 vendors combined to offer something for everyone during the third annual Women’s Show at the White County Agricultural Complex on April 12.
Once again, the annual Expositor April event recognized a capacity crowd as several merchants featured spring fashion shows throughout the day. Big J Jewelry,
The Green Apple, Cute as a Button, Fred’s, Jongee’s Gifts and Fine Furnishings and Ready, Set, Grow provided individual fashion shows featuring more than 50 models sporting this season’s men’s and women’s fashions. As Cookeville merchant Susan Chaffin explained, the annual Women’s Show has broad area appeal.
“This is our … Read More


White County man dies in Sunday morning accident

Posted by | April 14, 2003 12:00 am

Expositor Report
A White County man lost his life a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
James August Martin, 25, of Jordan Road, was traveling east on Highway 70 East, at approximately 1 a.m., April 13, 2003, when he apparently lost control of his BMW convertible near the E-911 Communications Center. The vehicle traveled into the woods, hitting several trees, before coming to rest on its side.
Assisting at the scene were White County Sheriff Department, BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department, White County EMS and Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Authorities were at the site of the accident until approximately 5:30 a.m.


Basil Lewis

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Basil Lewis, 54, of Walling, passed away April 7, 2003.
Lewis was born
Dec. 6, 1948, in White County, to Homer s. Lewis and Dorothy Watley Lewis.
He was a mechanic at Federal Mogul.
Lewis was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lewis of Walling; step children, Dwane Scott and wife Ginger of Sparta and Terri Wheeler and husband Mark of Cookeville; mother, Dorothy Lewis of Sparta; mother-in-law, Jeannie Thill of Simi Valley, Calif.; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Junior and Doris Lewis of North Caroline, Gary and Mabel Lewis, Nelson and Virginia Lewis and Tim and Teresa Lewis all of Sparta and Bethel … Read More


Charlie Floyd Bradley

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Charlie Floyd Bradley, 88, native of Sparta, passed away Jan. 24, 2003, in Alabaster, Ala.
Bradley was a member of Elliottsville Church of Christ in Alabaster. He had been an employee of Spartan Industries in Sparta until he moved to Alabama where he worked for Bargain Town, USA, until he retired.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Juanita Goodwin Bradley; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John Martin Bradley of Cleveland and Eston Lee and Carol Bradley of Montevallo, Ala.; one grandson, John Michael Bradley of Montevallo, Ala.; one sister, Martha Ann “Pollye” Speck of Sparta; and one nephew, Marcus Bradley of Sparta;
A memorial service will be … Read More


Thomas Ray

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Thomas Ray, 34, of Washburn, passed away April 5, 2003.
Washburn was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther and Claudia Patton and Charles and Myrtice Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Patton; one son, Joshua Shane Patton; one daughter, Brittany Michelle Patton of Andersonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Lori Patton and Kenney and Tammy Patton, Joe Patton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Patrick Carter, Billie and David Smith and Marle and Calvia Fritts; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services were at 12 noon, April 9, 2003, at Cooke Mortuary in Maynardsville with graveside services at Bon Air Cemetery in White County. Rev. Jim Woods … Read More


Glenn Walker

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Glenn Walker, 58, of Altus, Okla., passed away April 7, 2003, in Norman, Okla.
Walker retired from the U.S. Air Force after 28 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Johnson Walker of Altus, Okla., formerly of Sparta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Bobby Feller and Cindi and Jeff Stults; one son, Greg Walker; and
four grandchildren, Victoria Stults, Zachary Stults, Keaton Feller and Collin Feller all of Altus, Okla.
Full military services were held at 2 p.m., April 4, 2003, at Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus, Okla.
Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus, Okla., was in charge of arrangements.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral


Ellen Julia England Bradley

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Ellen Julia England Bradley, 79, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Bradley was born April 5, 1924, in Monterey, to Rush Hardy and Nancy Lou Ellen Riddle England.
She was a retired factory worker.
Bradley was preceded in death by one son, Michael Bradley; husband, Hayden Bradley Sr.; four brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lou Nell and Arlie Montgomery of Sparta; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Hayden Bradley Jr. and Linda Faye Bradley of Sparta and Jack Bradley and Bruce Bradley both of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren, Janice Storz, Shirley Odell, Debbie Patterson, Linda Brown, Douglas Montgomery, Vanessa … Read More


Lonnie Hale

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Lonnie Hale, 77, of Spencer, passed away April 9, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hale was born May 6, 1925, in Van Buren County.
He attended the Church of Christ
and had been a member of the rescue squad.
Hales
was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Oakwood Hale; one grandson, Charles Leslie Gilbert Jr.; parents, Mary Ann Yates and Jeff Hale; five brothers, Clennie Hale, Noah Hale, Arline Hale, L.V. Hale and J.L. Hale; one sister, Lennie Sullivan; and one half-sister, Lela Madewell.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Lydia Boyd and Ann and Larry Shockley all of Spencer; one step son and wife, … Read More


Shaping up with Curves

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“I know what it’s like,” said Patty Thelen, new owner of Curves, in Sparta. “I knew the program was successful when I lost weight totally by exercise and no dieting.”
Thelen joined Curves in Crossville in September 2002, and has gone down two dress sizes. In December 2002, she heard Sparta’s Curves location was for sale and decided that to pursue the business venture.
Curves exercise program allows a woman to get a complete aerobic and strength training workout in just 30 minutes. The system is built around easy-to-learn hydraulic resistance machines. “If you take 30 minutes three times a week, you’ll get results,” said … Read More




Farley in critical condition at Erlanger after alleged assault

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
An alleged aggravated assault on the afternoon of April 4 resulted in a Sparta man being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center.
According to a report released by the Sparta Police Department, officers were dispatched to the park on Klondike Street at approximately 4:22 p.m. in reference to an assault complaint. Upon arrival, officers located Johnny Farley, age 46, of King Street, lying unresponsive on a picnic table. White County E.M.S. was alerted to the scene, and Farley was transported to White County Community Hospital before being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center as a result of apparent severe head trauma.
John Roberts Jr., age 28, of Taft … Read More


Seller concerns heard

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Beer board
levies fines
Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, acting as the city beer board, levied fines and listened to beer sellers concerns at a meeting Thursday, April 3.
The board convened to review action concerning the permits held by the businesses, after a sting operation caught six local sellers neglecting to ask for identification, and consequently selling beer to an operative with the Tennessee
Alcoholic Beverage Commission who was under the age of 21.
The operation was conducted by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Sparta Police Department. Five of the businesses (Food Lion was granted a continuance in court) appeared in … Read More


E-911 board elects new chairman

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

Termination of E-911
director requested
Kim Swindell Wood
“I think there’s a grave concern about the management of 911,” said Hoyt Jones, E-911 board member and vice-mayor of Sparta. “It’s this board’s duty to take things in their hands. Let’s terminate our director.”
Jones made a motion, which was seconded by Ben Gardenhire, to relieve E-911 director, Harry Cole, of his duties. Jones’ remarks brought an onslaught of comments of disbelief from two board members. Jones said he had been visited by numerous individuals and had received countless phone calls about how White County residents were upset with the problems at E-911.
“I don’t see where Harry’s done … Read More


W.C.H.S. Top Ten,

Posted by | April 10, 2003 12:00 am

in their own words
expositor report
As a continuing weekly feature leading to graduation week, The Expositor will be profiling members of the academic Top Ten for the Class of 2003. While these scholars are sometimes separated by only hundredths of points, the interests and personal characteristics among these gifted seniors varies from subtle to extreme. In celebration of their achievements and the unique diversity that each brings to the Class of 2003, The Expositor is proud to present the academic Top Ten…in their own words.
Kelsy
Austin
I’m Kelsy Austin, and I’m extremely excited to be graduating as number 10 in the class of 2003! I’ve known … Read More


Patricia Ann “Patty” Newby

Posted by | April 7, 2003 12:00 am

Patricia Ann “Patty” Newby, 43, of McMinnville, passed away April 1, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Newby was born July 23, 1959, to Zeb Redmon and Marlene Green.
She had been a homemaker.
Newby was preceded in death by one daughter, Tabitha Ann Newby.
Survivors include her husband, Charles “Chuck” Newby Jr. of McMinnville; one son and fiancé, Brent Newby and Heather Smith both of McMinnville; one daughter and fiancé, Teresa Newby and Justin Rhea both of McMinnville; one grandson, Cayden Newby of McMinnville; parents, Zeb and Sue Redmon and Marlene and Charles Steinman all of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Kellie Adams of … Read More


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