Pauline Pennington Burgess

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Pauline Pennington Burgess, 88, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 17, 2001.
Burgess was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Smith County, to Tom and Emma Cantrell Pennington.
She was a homemaker.
Burgess was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Tom Burgess.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Leslie Burgess of Asheville, Ala.; three granddaughters, Belinda West, Susan Urquhart and Paula Cook; and four great grandchildren, Cavin, Scott, Ashley and Addison.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 18, 2001, at West Sparta Church of Christ with burial in Highland Cemetery. Chad Ramsey officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Virgil Ray Bryant

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Virgil Ray Bryant, 94, passed away Dec. 16, 2001.
Bryant was born Jan. 26, 2001, in Sparta, to Waymon and Martha Brown Bryant.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Bryant was a lumber man.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby
A. Bryant of Rickman; two daughters, Barbara Tackel of Washington and Betty Bryant of Rickman; one granddaughter, Sydney Hennessee; one grandson, Charles B. Tackel; one great granddaughter, Lauran Tackel; and one great grandson, Bryant Hennessee.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 19, 2001, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Martha Selby officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge




Area merchants are ready for last minute shoppers

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The holiday season has proven to be busy as usual this year, and the last week of shopping before Christmas is suddenly here. The shoppers are hurriedly making their final rounds with hopes of finding a great bargain for those last few names on the list.
Area merchants are preparing for the sudden last minute shoppers, and have taken great pride in their displays of distinctive selections in gifts. According to Expositor Promotions Director Christy Hampton, the businesses in this region are known for their quality and selection.
Hampton said, “The shops and business in this vicinity are noted for their unique items, especially during … Read More


Local residence totally consumed by flames

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Flames roared throughout a local residence on Wednesday leaving a total mass of destruction behind.
No one was inside the home at the time of the fire.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a two story structure fire at 11060 Monterey Highway at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Chief Lew Betterton of the Cherry Creek Fire Department said, “Chief Ed Kay of the Sparta Fire Department was the first one on the scene and said the home was totally engulfed in flames.”
The residence was owned by Bobby Cunningham and authorities said Dave Johnson was renting the home.
Eleven firefighters from Cherry Creek Fire Department and seven … Read More


SpartaExpositor.com has arrived

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
For over four years, online readers have enjoyed The Expositor via the world wide web, and now they have reason to enjoy it even more with the arrival of the new web site, SpartaExpositor.com.
Premiering today, SpartaExpositor.com has the print staff of The Expositor excited for many reasons: the radical redesign of the site, its easy navigation and, among other new features, a completely searchable article database.
“Readers have been asking for years to be able to access a wider online range of news items,” said Suzanne Dickerson, Expositor publisher.
“Our new web site allows them to do that with ease.”
The internal search engine for … Read More


When elves wear leather

Posted by | December 20, 2001 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
The long line of Harley Davidson tail lights on Memorial Highway on December 8 resembled a bright string of Christmas bulbs as members of the Cumberland Valley Harley Riders (CVHR) enjoyed acting as Santa’s elves.
Transporting over 100 toys and over $3,000 in monetary donations to the YMCA to assist efforts in their Wish Upon A Star program, CVHR riders braved the rain to discover hot chili, beverages and homemade desserts awaiting them when they arrived with their bundles of gifts and dollars.
This year marked the second annual Harley Toy Run, and CVHR members plan to continue their donations to the YMCA for many years … Read More


Effie Gladys Lane

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Effie Gladys Lane, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2001.
Lane was born Aug. 16, 1920, in White County, to Eston Green and Louella Adair Green.
She was a homemaker.
Lane was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two brothers, Carmen Green of Michigan and Carl Green of Sparta; two sons, Charles Swindell and Kelly Swindell both of Michigan; and one daughter, Darlene Swindell of Sparta.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Nov. 28, 2001, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Bransford England officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Reta Cole Martin

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Reta Cole Martin, 86, Spencer, passed away Nov. 28, 2001, at NHC Healthcare.
Martin was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Van Buren County, to John C. Cole and Eugenia Groves Cole.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a merchant.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tony Marston of Pikeville and Gaye and Kelly M. Hillis of McMinnville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry Wade and Barbara K. Martin and Glen “Red” and Bethene Cole all of Spencer; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 1, 2001, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Molloy Cemetery. Gene Brock … Read More


Barbara Ann Madewell

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Barbara Ann Madewell, 58, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 1, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Madewell was born January 4, 1943, in Tennessee, to W.H. Guy Sr. and Maudie Brock Guy.
She attended Clarks Chapel Church of God. Madewell had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Madewell was preceded in death by her father and one grandson, Marcus Jack Bouldin.
Survivors include her mother, Maudie Guy of Spencer; husband, J.B. Madewell of Doyle; three daughters, Darlene Dodson and Lorenda Bennett both of Doyle and Elizabeth Fisher of Spencer; one son, Alan Bennett of Spencer; six step children, Vivian Measles, Dewayne Madewell, Joe Madewell and Marilyn Burger all … Read More


Robert “Bobby” Swindell

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Robert “Bobby” Swindell, 71, of Quebeck, passed away Nov. 25, 2001.
Swindell was born April 19, 1930, in White County, to Ransom Everett Swindell and Emma Lenora Swindell.
He had been employed in tool and dye.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Estelle Swindell of Quebeck; one daughter, Wanda Gribble of Quebeck; one sister, Marie Slatten of Quebeck; and three grandchildren, David Alan Johnson, Steven Michael Lowery and Bobby Dale Gribble.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 27, 2001, at Jericho Church of Christ with burial in Jericho Cemetery. Charlie Myers and Robert Burton officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sidney A. “Sid” Stacy Sr.

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Sidney A. “Sid” Stacy Sr. of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Nov. 26, 2001.
He attended the Painesville Assembly of God Church where he played the organ and was a former deacon. Stacy enjoyed gospel music and was a pianist for a gospel quartet for 15 years.
Stacy was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Porter and Georgia Bell Stacy; one sister, Darrell Dee Guttschalk; and one brother, Estelle Kewsen Stacy.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Stacy; children and their spouses, Faye and Larry Harpster of Concord, Ohio, Sidney Stacy Jr. and Kristin Stacy of Painesville, Ohio, William Paul and Edie Stacy of Asheville, N.C., Karen and Mark … Read More


Margie Lee Billings

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Margie Lee Billings, 93, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Billings was born Aug. 16, 1908, in Graceson, Va., to Benjamin and Mazie Phipps Halesy.
She was a homemaker.
Billings was preceded in death by her husband, Conley A. Billings.
Survivors include three daughters, Carrie Jones, Retha Dixon and Evelyn Wagoner all of Sparta; one sister, Ada Halsey of Sparta, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 8, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Eugene Lawson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Doris Martha Watkins

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Doris Martha Watkins, 91, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Watkins was born March 17, 1910, in Pickett County, to Benjamin Harrison and Mattie Robins Harrison.
She was a retired school teacher.
Watkins was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Quinn Harrison.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Johnson and one sister-in-law, Thelma Watkins of Somerset, Ky.
Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Nov. 22, 2001, at Elrod Cemetery. Bro. Don Johnson officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Jo Stacy

Posted by | December 3, 2001 12:00 am

Patricia Jo Stacy, 44, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2001, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Stacy was born July 1, 1957, in Painesville, Ohio.
She was a housekeeper.
Stacy was preceded in death by her father, Estelle K. Stacy.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Alissa and Chris Clark of Doyle; mother and step father, Geneva and John Judkins of Sparta; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda S. and Al Winfield of Madison, Ohio, Carolyn and Bob Polana of Madison, Ohio, and Sandy and Herminio Antonetti of Painesville, Ohio; one brother
and sister-in-law, Kevin and Brooke Stacy of Buffalo Valley; two grandchildren, Christen Clark and Trenton Clark; and several nieces … Read More


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