Local Century 21 affiliate plans open house at new location

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
Drive by the distinctive, scrolling marquis of Bockman Way’s Bank of White County and an individual might get a glimpse of the current temperature or maybe a brief reference to the time.
If the timing is just “Wright” , they will see the cordial welcome of Bank of White County’s new neighbor.
Century 21, The Wright Choice has relocated its office to Bank of White County’s new lower level office complex.
The new home for this veteran local real estate agency lists an official address of 6 Hampton Drive, Suite 100.
The recent installation of their new sign on the corner of Bockman Way and Hampton … Read More


WCHS takes one of two games at Lebanon

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
B.A. Young looks out from between a Lebanon trap to make a pass to a teammate.
The Warriors got off to a slow start and were defeated 62-47 by the Blue Devils to fall to 7-15 overall.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite



Hop around the clock

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Suzanne Dickerson
Well, folks, get out the poodle skirt, white t-shirts and saddle oxfords because there is going to be ‘dancin’ in the streets’ of Sparta this April. With Four on the Floor making the music of the 50’s and 60’s come alive, the Sonic Cruise-in will be ‘jammin’ the streets’ around Liberty Square with dancing in addition to costume and music contests.
The brain-child of Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo, the Sonic Cruise-in is sponsored, free of charge, by The Expositor and Clear Channel Communications.
After receiving requests from friends to broaden the music theme at the downtown events, Pedigo listened. Even though Sparta is known for its … Read More


Teen Tennessee headed for Texas

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Suzanne Dickerson
With poise much greater than her years, Alicia Selby spoke to the Sparta Rotary Club Wednesday morning. She explained to the group of business people how her life has changed since earning the title of Miss Tennessee Teen USA.
“I am spending this whole year preparing for this summer’s pageant,”
the White County High School student said. “I am being coached in many areas, and it takes a lot of time.”
Apparently the White County teenager entered the state pageant just under the deadline entry wire. “My mom called me and said I had 10 minutes to make up my mind, and I said yes,” Selby … Read More


Relay For Life off to a running start

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
An old saying implies if you want something done, just ask a busy person. Even though most White Countians lead fast-paced lives, when the call came for volunteers for the upcoming Relay For Life, several individuals stepped to the forefront to help with the event.
The success of a productive organization is dependent upon the individuals who participate in the planning and activities. A talented and dedicated leader is a necessity, and the American Cancer Society found the ideal person for the job when they approached Elizabeth Earl McDonald.
McDonald, along with the first few volunteers, have held two informal meetings to discuss recruiting more … Read More


Discover wedding customs and traditions

Posted by | February 6, 2003 12:00 am

Expositor Report
One of the most ancient social customs in the world, weddings are full of customs and traditions. From throwing rice to wearing a veil, have you ever wondered where they came from? Many of these traditions have stood the test of time and evolved from generation. Here’s a look at some of the most familiar wedding favorites and a few lesser-known customs:
In England, it was traditional to bake a ring into the wedding cake as a symbol of bliss and happiness. It was said that the guest whose piece of cake contained the ring could look forward to a year of uninterrupted happiness.
The custom … Read More


George Hubert Cass

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

George Hubert Cass, 58, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 29, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Cass was born July 4, 1944, in White County, to Finley Lewis and Addie Young Cass.
He had worked at the White County Convenience Centers.
Cass was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha and Lester Yates of Doyle and Ellen and Bill Harris of Sparta; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Willard Cass of Doyle, Gerald and Eva Sue Cass of McMinnville and Hershel and Sharon Cass of Seattle, Wash.; two special friends, Jimmy Cannon of Doyle and Don Thompson of Sparta; and several nieces and … Read More


Edward Warner Adcox Jr.

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Edward Warner Adcox Jr., 76, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 1, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Adcox was born May 5, 1926, in Sewanee, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warner Adcox Sr.
He was a retired painter.
Adcox was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances McIntyre; and one step granddaughter, Tammy Marie Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Foster Adcox of Sparta; one daughter, Sharon Marcell of California; one step daughter, Remona Louise Woody of Sparta; one step son, Edgar Conley of Sparta; three grandchildren, Steve, Nicky and Gina; four step grandchildren, Trina Michelle Wyatt, Elizabeth Ruth Carman, Thomas Dewayne Allen and Leon … Read More


Perry Elmo Johnson.

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Perry Elmo Johnson, 89,passed away Jan. 29, 2003.
Johnson was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Overton County, to Went Johnson and Rebecca Tayes Johnson.
He had been a farmer and a factory worker.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Wilette Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Richard Graham of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara Johnson and Gene and Val Johnson; one sister, Ester Burchett of Ohio; three grandchildren, Randy Johnson, Ricky Johnson and Christy Judd; and four great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Feb. 1, 2003, at Camp Heights Community Free Will Baptist Church with … Read More


Samuel “Sam” Houston Fraser

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Samuel “Sam” Houston Fraser, 97, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 2, 2003, at NHC of Sparta.
Fraser was born March 5, 1908, in White County, to Newton Thomas Frasier and Mona Williams Fraser.
He served in the Armed Forces during Word War II in North Africa and Italy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lora Fraser and Myrtle Shelton; and two brothers, Clarence Fraser and Beecher Fraser.
Survivors include one niece, Doris Jean Moore of Knoxville; three nephews, Harry Fraser of Lenoir, Tom Fraser of Friant, Calif. and Jim Fraser of Grand Junction, Colo.; several great nieces and great nephews; and one sister-in-law, Celia … Read More


Donovan Blake Randolph

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Donovan Blake Randolph, an infant, passed away Jan. 29, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Donovan Blake was born Jan. 29, 2003, at White County Community Hospital to Brandon and Amanda Randolph.
Survivors include his parents; one sister, Elexsis Lashae Rutland of Sparta; grandparents, Martha and James Hutson of Cookeville, Pam and David Thompson of Lebanon, Johnny Guy of Quebeck and Ronnie and Kitty Randolph of Sparta; great grandparents, Ova Bumbalough of Cookeville, Alene Lane of Dowelltown, Willa Dean Ashley and Junior Randolph both of Sparta and James and Shelby Hensley of Erwin; and aunts and uncles, Rodney and Karen Randolph, Anthony Hutson and Brandon Hutson all of … Read More


Joe Darrell Simmons

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Joe Darrell Simmons, 42, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 31, 2003.
Simmons was born Jan. 31, 1961, in Spencer, to Joe Paul Simmons and Anna Mae Hodge Simmons.
He attended Hill Road Baptist Church and had been a dozer operator.
Simmons was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie A. Simmons of Spencer; mother, Anna Mae Simmons of Spencer; one son, Joe Derick Simmons of Spencer; one step daughter, Tracy Bouldin of Dunlap; four grandchildren, Lakelinn, Loralie, Peyton and Haydon; four brothers, A.C. Simmons, Donnie Simmons, Rickey Simmons and Eric Simmons all of Spencer; four sisters, Wanda Crouch of McMinnville and Linda Pettit, Karen … Read More


Merna Lanier Phillips

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Merna Lanier Phillips, 72, of Franklin, passed away Jan. 31, 2003, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
Phillips was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Duplin County, N.C., to Amos Decatur Lanier and Hattie Batts Lanier.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been a teacher assistant.
Phillips was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, James Harold Phillips of Franklin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Hurst of Apex, N.C., Cheryl and Joe Whaley of Durham, N.C. and Gwyn and Mark Loftis of Brentwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Lynne Phillips of Knoxville; sisters and brothers, Maxie J. Lanier, Della L. Harrell, Gene … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Need extra cash? Cash Express can help. They offer a variety of services including: tax returns, return check cashing, and weekly/monthly title loans. First time customers borrow can $200.00 and payback only $203.00. When it comes to customer service, they are number one. Stop by or call and give them the opportunity to serve your needs. They are under new management. Chanda Hillis, manager; Cheryl Young, assistant manager. They are located at 291 North Spring Street (in front of Food Lion). 836-1211. They are open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



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