Dan Clark Lowery

Posted by | October 6, 2003 12:00 am

Dan Clark Lowery, 63, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2003.
Lowery was born March 19, 1940, in White County, to William Logan Lowery and Louella Measles Lowery.
He had been a minister.
Lowery was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edna Lowery Wallace and two brothers, Carl Lowery and Carson Lowery.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Sherrell Lowery, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Louann Lowery Bowe and Bruce Bowe, of Sparta; grandson, Dustin Green, of Sparta; three sisters, Pauline Sims, of Atlanta, Barbara Lowery, of Sparta and Myrna Carter and her husband Stephen, of Doyle; two brothers, Simpson Lowery and wife Mary, of Hawesville, … Read More

Mildred Louise Hennessee

Posted by | October 6, 2003 12:00 am

Mildred Louise Hennessee, 60, of Warren Co., passed away Oct. 5, 2003.
Hennessee was born July 12, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Raymon Hennessee and Eno Hennessee.
She was a retired office worker from Oster, and was a member of East End Church of Christ.
Hennessee was preceded in death by her father and two nieces, Chasidy Rhea Hennessee and Aimee Marcella Hennessee.
Survivors include her mother, Eno Hennessee; sister, Helen Womack, of Morrison; two brothers, Mason Hennessee and Kenneth Hennessee, of Rocky River; three nieces, Gwen McCormick, of Morrison, Leslie Hennessee, of Rocky River, Rachel Womack, of Morrison; two nephews, Ricky Lee Hennessee, and Jeffrey Wayne … Read More

John R. C. Russell

Posted by | October 6, 2003 12:00 am

John R. C. Russell, 86, of Walling. passed away Oct. 2, 2003.
Russell was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Adolph, West Virginia, to John Boyd Russell and Anna Ogden Russell.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ester A. Sipe Russell.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, H.C. and Helen Russell, of Walling; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Teague, Jeff Russell, Jim Russell and David Russell; seven great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., Oct. 5, 2003, grave side at Highland Cemetery. Ed Todd officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Time is money at Class A Oil and Lube

Posted by | October 3, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Class A Oil and Lube gets a lot of referrals and repeat customers. Employees pride themselves for providing a time-efficient system of servicing automobiles, as well as mechanical expertise and focus on excellent customer service.
No appointment is necessary at Class A, and when a customer drives up, two or three young men are there to expedite the oil and lube process. While one is checking air in the tires, one is underneath the vehicle, greasing and checking for anything out of the ordinary, and someone else has the hood up and is changing the fluids.
This combination of teamwork speeds up the process. What could … Read More

Halloween extravaganza planned by March of Dimes

Posted by | October 3, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Boys and girls of all ages are preparing for the “scariest” day of the year, as they decide which Halloween costume will become his or her signature design for a night filled with excitement. However, parents will not have to worry about their children walking around the neighborhood after dark, because the entire family can come to the Spooktacular Stroll beginning at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 2003, at the Agricultural Complex.
The March of Dimes is sponsoring a safe alternative to the regular old-fashioned Halloween traditions with a special event filled with food, games and prizes. The official kick-off for the Spooktacular Stroll was Tuesday … Read More

Sparta and White County receives Three-Star Award

Posted by | October 3, 2003 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Sparta-White County was awarded the Governor’s Three-Star Award for the 12th consecutive year at the Governor’s conference on Economic and Community Development recently held in Nashville.
The Three-Star Award is given to communities that have met certain criteria set by the state. When this criteria is met the communities have proven to the state they have done everything the state required to be ready for industrial development.
Each year the community has to be recertified by the state to make sure they are meeting all the requirements to be a Three-Star community. Sparta-White County had a large group of city and county officials on hand to … Read More

Sparta NHC safe for all

Posted by | October 3, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“It was so heartbreaking for everyone,” said Cheri’ Cropper, NHC HealthCare of Sparta administrator. “You could see it in their faces – the firefighters, the workers, and the patients that had already been evacuated.”
Cropper spoke with The Expositor on Monday about the tragic fire that occurred on Sept. 25, 2003, at NHC Nashville HealthCare Center. At press time, nine residents had died who resided in the Nashville facility.
National Healthcare Corporation (NHC), which owns the Nashville facility, as well as the Sparta facility, operates for itself and third parties 78 long-term healthcare centers throughout the United States and maintains a home office in Murfreesboro.… Read More

Darrell Davis

Posted by | October 2, 2003 12:00 am

Darrell Davis, 47, of Fyffe, Ala., passed away Sept. 27, 2003.
Davis was a truck driver for Vulcraft in Fort Payne, Ala. and was a member of Fyffe First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Shelby Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Atkins Davis, of Fyffe, Ala.; one daughter, Cheryl Easterby, of Wilsonville, Ala.; three sons, Alan Davis, Jonathan Davis and Douglas Davis, and one honorary son, Jeremy Cowart, all of Fyffe, Ala.; his mother and stepfather, Reba and Levie Waldie, of Cookeville; father, J.C. Davis, of Sparta; sister, Tammy Davis, of Sparta; brother, Brett Davis, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Natlie Easterby, … Read More

Veda Henry Gentry Gore

Posted by | October 2, 2003 12:00 am

Veda Henry Gentry Gore, 87, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 28, 2003.
Gore was born March 8, 1916, in Putnam County to Oscar Henry and Ethel Bumbalough Henry.
She had been employed at a local shirt factory.
Gore was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Clarence Gentry and Herman Gore; son, Carl Gentry; sisters, Eva Smith and Notie Smith; brother, A. P. Henry; and son-in-law, Carl Henry.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Usrey and Louise Henry, both of Sparta; five sons, Erbie Gentry, of Cookeville, Bobby Gentry, Dick Gentry, both of Sparta, Wayne Gentry, of Cookeville, and Donnie Gentry, of Sparta; and one brother, J.D. Henry, … Read More

Panda Garden opens new location

Posted by | September 30, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
The new Panda Garden Chinese Restaurant has opened its new doors and the changes are astounding.
The Panda Garden, a local family owned business, has been in existence for the past nine years and has recently made a great move. It is owned by the Zheng family, Cong and Kai and their two children, Elaine and Tony. Because of an overwhelming number of customers and very limited space, the Zhengs made the decision to expand, and the results are remarkable.
A very spacious and elegant dining area awaits customers at the new Panda Garden’s five-buffet restaurant. They now provide an assortment of American, Chinese and Italian … Read More

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