Virginia M. Bolding

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Virginia M. Bolding, 67, of Hartsville, passed away April 11, 2002, at Comprehensive Care Center o Hartsville.
Bolding was born May 29, 1934, in Shelby Anna, Ky., to Aaron Robinson and Bertha Seagrace Robinson.
Her attended the Church of God.
Bolding was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a special, truly loved friend, William Alonzo Baker Jr. and eight children.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Bill Collins of Alabama and Dorthy and Richard Creekmore of Spencer; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James E. and Dimple Bolding of Sparta and B.J. Bolding of Alabama; two sisters, Nancy Honiker of Hopkinsville, Ky. and Clara Powers … Read More


Melda June Echterling Humphrey

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Melda June Echterling Humphrey, infant daughter of Darin Humphrey and Jennifer June Echterling, passed away April 11, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Melda June was born April 11, 2002.
Survivors include her parents, both of Hermitage; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Echterling of Indiana; paternal grandparents, Linton and Sandra Humphrey of Sparta and Mary Ann and Don Taylor of Mt. Juliet; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at 2 p.m., April 13, 2002, at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Tony Hudson and Donald Howard officiated.
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Marcel Young

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Daniel Marcel Young, 19,m of Gainesboro, passed away April 10, 2002.
Young was born March 4, 1983, in Lebanon.
He was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Gainesboro.
Young was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Benton and Mary Young and Reed and Irene Dunn.
Survivors include two daughters, Jordyn Leannn and Kylee Hope both of Gainesboro; father and step mother, Marty and Janice Young of Crossville; mother and step father, Feleshia and Lawrence Christian of Sparta; two brothers, Wesley Massa of Sparta and Jason Young of Gainesboro; and grandparents, Hubert and Bonnie Young of Gainesboro and Charles and Wylodean Reed of Doyle.
Services were … Read More


Ida Arlena Grimsley

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Ida Arlena Grimsley, 74, of Cookeville, passed away April 10, 2002, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.
Grimsley’s attended the Baptist Church and was a factory worker for Acme Boot Co. for 36 years.
Grimsley was born July 22, 1927, in Putnam County, to William Bryan and Maggie Lou Adcock Grimsley.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one brother, William Grimsley of Cookeville; one sister, Ila Burns of Hixson; one niece, Phyllis Byrd; one nephew, Randy Burns; and two great nieces, Rachel and Robyn Burns.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 12, 2002, at the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Smith … Read More


James Harrison Gambrell

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

James Harrison Gambrell, 64, of Sparta, passed away April 9, 2002.
Gambrell was born May 2, 1937, in DeKalb County, to Harley Lewis and Verta Seabolt Gambrell.
He was a mechanic.
Gambrell was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Brock Gambrell of Sparta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Darlene and Jerry O’Connor of Sparta and Jamie Gambrell of Knoxville; and two sisters, Alice Pearl Elrod of Sparta and Elizabeth Dobbs of Baxter.
Services were held at 2 p.m., April 11, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Gambrell Family Cemetery. Linn Lynch officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Dale Carnegie luncheon informative to local businesspeople

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

The recent executive luncheon to announce the opportunity to bring the Dale Carnegie Course to Sparta was an overwhelming success, according to Jim Crawford of Glyn Ed Newton & Associates, regional Carnegie franchisee.
The luncheon was sponsored by The Expositor as a means of exposing local and regional businesses to the overall areas on which the Dale Carnegie Course focuses in helping people turn potential into performance.
“We were extremely impressed and, quite frankly a bit surprised, at the number of attendees,” Crawford said.
“Typically, 15-20 percent of those making reservations won’t attend the luncheon.
This wasn’t the case last Tuesday.
Only a handful weren’t able to attend.”… Read More




Complaints voiced against Justice Center offices

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“Henry Foster himself told me I would have to deal with the F.B.I. to sign a complaint,” said Susan McDaniel at the recent meeting the White County Commission’s Steering B Committee.
“I have gone up there three times to sign a complaint and was denied.”
McDaniel appeared before Steering B Committee to lodge numerous complaints concerning the White County Jail and the manner in which she claimed she was treated by employees of the White County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
McDaniel related events she said took place at her home when members of the White County Sheriff’s Department came to her residence with the charge she … Read More


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
A lucky lady won a half-carat diamond ring from Big J Jewelry during the 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women on Saturday.
See Thursday’s Living section of The Expositor for more coverage.
Photo by
Emily Moorehead


Gunman robs Ace TV Rentals

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities responded to Ace TV Rentals at 219
Mose Drive after a masked gunman held store employees at gun point on Saturday. Officers made an attempt to pursue the subject and brought in a tracking unit from Cookeville.
The subject had apparently entered the back door, wearing black clothing and a black ski mask. According to the report, the robber held employees at gun point with a semi-automatic handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the building.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., Saturday, Ptl. Roy Gooch, Ptl. Jeff Glass and Lt. Ken McCormick of the Sparta Police Dept. arrived on the scene to investigate. … Read More


Joeddie Exum West

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Joeddie Exum West, 61, of Sparta, passed away April 10, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
West was born July 12, 1940, in DeKalb County, to John Henry and Rebecca Bussell Exum.
She was a housewife.
West was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Stuart Butler of Sparta; two aunts, Lona Stover of Baxter and Maude Jones of Sparta; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., April 13, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial Old Zion Cemetery. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha Carter Neal

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Bertha Carter Neal, 88, of Granville, passed away April 7, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Neal was born March 30, 1914, in Jackson County, to Henry and Alcie Ragland Carter.
She was a member of United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Neal was preceded in death by one sister, Pearly Harris .
Survivors include her husband, Freeman Neal of Granville; one son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Latricia Neal of Sparta; one brother, Dow Carter of Manchester; six sisters, Bertie Neal, Magdaline Montgomery, and Ora Reynolds all of Granville, and Refa Dretchen, Carrie Vickers and Martha Harris all of Nashville, grandson and spouse, Stanley and Marla Neal … Read More


Sammy “Sam” Anderson

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Sammy “Sam” Anderson, 52, of Smithville, passed away April 5, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Anderson was of the Baptist faith and disabled.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Sudie Hicks Anderson; two sisters, Patsy Wyatt and Lois Steward; and one brother, Lester Anderson.
Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Ervin and Helen Vance both of Smithville and Linda Romines of Woodbury; two brothers, Delmer Anderson of Sparta and Marce Anderson of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 8, 2002, at Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Bro. Terry Fessler officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home … Read More


Jerry Wayne Betterton

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Jerry Wayne Betterton, 47, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Betterton was born August 28, 1954, in McMinnville, to Warren Crowder and Beulah Jones Betterton.
He was an accountant.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Kitchens Betterton of Sparta; father, Warren Crowder Betterton of Walling; mother, Beulah Jones Betterton of Walling; one sister and brother-in-law, Doris Jean and John Simmons of Walling; nieces and nephews, Dwayne and Jackie Howard of Sparta and Thomas and Jeanna Wood of Walling; brother-in-law, Frank Kitchens of Sparta; mother-in-law, Aileen Kitchens of Sparta; three great nieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, … Read More


Willard McKinley

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Willard McKinley, 63, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McKinley was born May 7, 1938.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the Tenn. Dept. of Transportation.
McKinley was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow McKinley.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred McKinley of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Sandra McKinley of Murfreesboro; two step sons, Howard Clark of Mt. Juliet and Robert Clark of Nashville; mother, Perlie Mount of McMinnville; five sisters, Mary J. Pinchon of Sparta, Kathy Spencer Wanda S. Thomas and Norma Jean Coonrod all of McMinnville and Will Howard of Tullahoma; and a dear friend, Tommy … Read More


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