Katherine Allen Cubberley

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Katherine Allen Cubberley, 75, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 11, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Cubberley was born Nov. 9, 1927, to Albert and Tressie Allen.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Cubberley was preceded in death by her husband, David Cubberley; one son, Lanual Wayne Nunley; her parents; one sister, Eva Tate; and two brothers, Garmont Allen and Al Allen.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Bernice Nunley of Sparta; one sister, Ruth Turner of Dunlap; one brother, Dean Allen of Sparta; two grandchildren; five step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and eight step grandchildren.
Services were at 10 a.m., Feb. 14, … Read More


Clarence Henry “Big Boy” Writtenberry

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Clarence Henry “Big Boy” Writtenberry, 67, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 17, 2003.
Writtenberry was born Oct. 7, 1935, in White County, to Dolph and Rosie Williams Writtenberry.
He had been owner and operator of Writtenberry Roofing Company and Writtenberry Sanitation Company.
Survivors include his children, Clarence Writtenberry Jr. of Kissimmee, Fla., Kathy Moore and Pamela Farris both of Cookeville and Margie Jimnez of Washington; one brother, Jimmy Writtenberry of Sparta; two sisters, Betty Neely of Sparta and Joyce Myers of Iowa; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Feb. 20, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Blue Springs Cemetery. … Read More



Freshman Warriorettes are district champs again

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Molly McFadden was just too tough inside for Riverdale to handle in the championship game.
McFadden led the way for the Warriorettes with 17 points, eight of which came in the first quarter.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Icy overpass leads to single vehicle accident

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
A combination of rain-slick roads and freezing temperatures led to a single-vehicle accident on the morning of Feb. 17, 2003.
Law enforcement officials from the White County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were called to the scene of an overturned van on Highway 111 South near the Hampton’s Crossroad exit at approximately 8:20 a.m.
Gary Welch, 49, an employee of Carwile Mechanical Contractors of Cookeville, was traveling south on Highway 111 in route to a service call when he encountered a slick overpass just south of the Hampton’s Crossroads exit.
According to a statement by Welch, he lost control of the company vehicle as … Read More


Local deputy recognizes career rewards, challenges

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
The career challenges encountered in law enforcement often range from mundane to life threatening.
Professionals agree that only a select few within society possess the enduring qualities required to answer the daily demands of wearing a uniform.
For deputy Lewis Carrick, three-year veteran of the White County Sheriff’s Department, the career satisfaction of law enforcement motivates him to answer the challenge.
“I get a great sense of accomplishment from being a part of the law enforcement team here,” said Carrick. “We all support one another, and it is comforting to know that we can always rely on each other when needed.”
A 1988 graduate of White … Read More


Seven will be the lucky number for the 2003 Citizen of the Year

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Another year has quickly passed and The Expositor is excitedly preparing for the 7th Annual Expositor Awards Ceremony, which will begin at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, 2003, at the White County High School Multipurpose Room. Numerous individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the community, including Unsung Heroes and Golden Apple Teacher, along with the Photography Contest winners. However, the most anticipated honor will be the 2003 Citizen of the Year.
Seven years ago, Expositor publisher, Suzanne Dickerson, was inspired with an idea to honor White Countians who had exemplified themselves through community service and acts of kindness. The annual event began with a … Read More


Roundin’ up criminals and cattle

Posted by | February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
Included among the details of the agenda during a recent Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting was the approval of a new officer for the City of Sparta Police Department. While such an appointment might ordinarily be just another matter in the general course of business, Jeniece England isn’t your ordinary officer.
“There are often circumstances in which a female officer proves beneficial,” said Sparta Chief of Police Jeff Guth, in his address to the board. “I am recommending Jeniece England not for this reason alone, but because I am very confident she will be a positive addition to the department.”
The board unanimously approved … Read More


Walter Keith Horton

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Walter Keith Horton, 65, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 10, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Horton was born May 29, 1937, in White County, to John A. Horton and Mildred Sims Horton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Mott Horton of Sparta; one son, Danny Horton of Quebeck; one daughter, Jennifer Adcock of Quebeck; and four grandchildren, Hannah Horton, Hallee Horton, Jessica Ray and Sarah Ray all of Sparta.
Services were held at 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial at 1 p.m., Feb. 13, 2003,
in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. John Murphy officiated.


Bessie Hickey

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Bessie Hickey, 86, of Pikeville, passed away Feb. 11, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Hickey was a member of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Hickey.
Survivors include two daughters, Agnes Sims of Chattanooga and Barbara Roberson of Pikeville; two sons, Kenneth Hickey of Gettysburg, Pa. and James V. “Bud” Hickey of Sparta; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Pearl Phy of Cookeville/ one brother, Cecil Tollison of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m., CST, at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Blankenship Cemetery. Rev. Delbert Rains and … Read More


Andrew L. Jackson

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Andrew L. Jackson, 73, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 8, 2003.
Jackson was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Putnam County, to Landon Garland Jackson and Vallie Ann Phy Jackson.
He had been a truck driver.
Jackson was preceded in death by his parents; one son Donnie Jackson; one grandson, Donald L. Jackson; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Jackson of Sparta; one son, Andrew Jackson Jr. of Sparta; one daughter, Ann Carter of Walling; two sisters, Ora Harris and Bonnie Sliger both of Cookeville; two adopted brothers, Darrell Jackson and Ricky Jackson both of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Lannie Carter of McMinnville, Eddie Carter of Walling, April … Read More


Jeanie Bell McKay

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Jeanie Bell McKay, 95, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 14, 2003, at white County Community Hospital.
McKay was born June 6, 1907, in White County, to David Russell McKay and Ellen Ross McKay.
She had been a secretary at Sparta Spoke Factory.
McKay was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, John Baxter McKay, James Russell McKay, Pete McKay, Ben McKay and David McKay.
Survivors include seven nieces, Shirley Morgan of Kingsport, Jean Ann Howell and Helen Grissom both of Sparta, Elizabeth Cole of Virginia, Mable Cockray of Maryland, Jeri Lowaree of Chattanooga and Lois Smyre of Sevierville and five nephews, Paul McKay of Ohio, David … Read More


Darlene White

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Darlene White, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 15, 2003.
White was born July 6, 1921, in Jenkins, Ky., to James Calvin and Minnie Boggs Mullins.
She had been office manager at Arhor Packing Company.
White was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one son, Edward R. Gilley of Sparta; one daughter, Barbara Ritchie of Lawton, Okla.; four sisters, Mary June Gellins of Alexander, Va., Delcia Marie Moneypenny of Weston, Va., Joann Singer of Sarasota, Fla. and Phyllis Jean Mullins of Alvardo, Texas; three brothers, Otis Ray Mullins of Portsmouth, VA, Robert Lee Mullins of Silver Creek, Wash. and Douglas Mullins of Denton, Md.; nine grandchildren; … Read More


Doris H. Caton

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Doris H. Caton, 62, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 15, 2003.
Caton was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Fentress County, to John H. Wilson and Golda Lee key Wilson.
She had been a grocery merchant.
Caton was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Terry Holman of Sparta and two brothers, David Wilson of Sparta and Donald
Wilson of Sparta.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 18, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. John David Wilson will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Joene G. Bouldin

Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

Joene G. Bouldin, 82, of Van Buren County, passed Feb. 15, 2003.
Bouldin was born Jan. 28, 1921, in White County, to Joseph Edgar Guy and Mary Elizabeth Lawson Guy.
She attended a Church of God and was a retired nurse’s assistant with the Van Buren County Health Department.
Bouldin was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bouldin and two brothers, Edgar Lee Guy and J.D. Guy.
Survivors include two daughters, Imogene Delong of Spencer and Margie Simmons of Germantown; three grandchildren, Earl Delong and Johnny Delong both of Spencer and Alecia Simmons of Germantown; three great grandchildren, Nick Delong, Cole Delong and Drew Delong all … Read More


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Posted by | February 17, 2003 12:00 am

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