Robert Douglas Young Jr.

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Robert Douglas Young Jr., 79, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born March 30, 1922, in Sparta, to Robert Douglas and Ialeen Marie Randol Young.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a systems analyst.
Young was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Green Young of Sparta; one son, Gary Young of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Marcia Jane Benson of Sparta, Molly Wenzel of Kingston and Ellen Loveless of Woodbury; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan 21, 2002, at Highland Cemetery. … Read More


Vestil Frazier Medlin

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Vestil Frazier Medlin, 78, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 14, 202, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Medlin was born May 27, 1923, in Jackson County, to Walter s. and Rhoda Flatt Medlin.
He attended the Philadelphia Church of Christ in Jackson County.
Medlin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended the Philadelphia Church of Christ in Jackson County. He was a retired engineer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Medlin was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Theresa Kaye Medlin; one brother, Verbal Medlin; and one sister, Ledy Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Hopkins Medlin of Gainesboro; one son Dietrich Medlin … Read More


Verbal Wright

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Verbal Wright, 86, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 16, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Wright attended Doyle Church of Christ. He was a retired grocery man and past owner of Wright’s Grocery in Smithville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lanis and Celia Mayes Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Ludean Beshearse Wright of Sparta; one daughter, Shirley Stone of Texas; three sons, Charles Douglas Wright of Nashville, Jimmy E. Wright of Lacasssas and Karl Wright of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one sister, Vergie Wright Arrington of Goodlettsville.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 20, 2002, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in … Read More


Flossie M. Golden

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Flossie M. Golden, 91, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 16, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Golden was born Sept. 6, 1910, to Henry Mackie and Mary Henry Mackie
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Clifton Golden of Sparta; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Thelma and Kenneth Robinson and Barbara Weaver all of Sparta, Patricia and Johnny Keaton of Liberty; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Jackie Golden of Sparta; one sister, Nina Williams of Sparta; and two brothers, Herbert Mackie and Floro Mackie both of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 18, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with … Read More


Warriorettes drop district game to Riverdale

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Natalee Anderson, shown above coming off a Brooke Sunday screen,
continues to do a great job at the point position for the Warriorettes.
Anderson netted 14 points and only committed one turnover in the loss to Riverdale.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Warriors lose after holding halftime lead

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Sam Agee soars in for a dunk for two of his 23 points in the game with Riverdale.
WCHS led at the half only to see Riverdale take control in the second half.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Passing the gavel to new leadership

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor report
Suzanne Dickerson, Sparta-White County Board of Directors chairman, relinquished her gavel to Mark Cain, White County Community Hospital Administrator. Cain will serve as the chairman of the board of directors for 2002. Barbara Witzigman, owner of Tri Star Real Estate, will serve as vice-chairman. White County Executive Herd Sullivan and State of Tennessee Treasurer Steve Adams listened attentively as Dickerson welcomed Cain to his new position.
More pictures will be included in Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.
Photo by Kim Swindell Wood


Jail administrator refutes accusations

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
The recent meeting of Steering Committees A and B saw numerous allegations made toward staff at the White County jail and members of the sheriff’s department.
When contacted for comment, Chief of Corrections P. J. Hardy was forthcoming with answers to all questions posed him concerning jail commissary and inmate privilege procedures.
o Who oversees county jails in Tennessee? – county jails in Tennessee are not monitored by the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
The Tennessee Correctional Institute serves as the overseer of all county jails.
o Commissary – Peggy Sawyer, assistant director for the Tennessee Correctional Institute (615-741-3816), told The Expositor there is no state standard … Read More


Sparkmans named 2001 Farmers of the Year

Posted by | January 21, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The White County Soil Conservation District has selected W.C. and Ryan Sparkman as the Farmers of the Year for 2001. The Sparkmans operate a dairy farm in the Eaton community. They are widely respected for their exemplary farming operation.
Soil Conservation District officials stated the Sparkman’s 520-acre operation includes 130 acres of corn silage with an average yield of 16 ton per acre, 10 acres of pastureland and 60 acres of hay land. All crops are grown using minimum tillage, which means 30 percent of the soil surface is covered with prior crop residue after the new crop has been planted.
W.C. believes it is … Read More


Arthur E. “Gene” Kilgore Sr.

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Arthur E. “Gene” Kilgore Sr., 74 of Pontiac, Mich., formerly of the Eastland community in White County, passed away Jan. 12, 2002.
Kilgore served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had retire from G.M. Truck & Bus and was a member of U.A.W. Local #594.
He was preceded in death by one son, Art Kilgore Jr. and one brother, Bob Kilgore.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Kilgore; children and their spouses, Kathy Kilgore, Kris and Terry Kilgore, Melissa and Tom Cockerhan, Tammy and Kevin Kadrich, Bryan and Sonia Kilgore and Kelly and Deanna Kilgore; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Louise Killom, … Read More


Murray Owen

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Murray Owen, 85, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Jan. 11, 2002.
Owen was born Aug. 23, 1916, in White County.
He attended First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. Owen served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended public schools in Sparta before attending a business college in Chattanooga. Owen worked in Lubbock for Navajo Supply, Forrest Lumber Company and Westway Supply. He served as Scoutmaster for Troop 402 in Lubbock, and was recipient of The Silver Beaver Award, the James E. West Fellowship Award for Scouting and was a member of Scouting’s Order of the Arrow.
Owen was preceded in death by his first wife, … Read More


Martha A. Beaty

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Martha A. Beaty, 70, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 13, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Beaty was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Tennessee, to Frank VanWinkle and Lillie Lawson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Beaty of Sparta; two sons, Roger Kenton Beaty of Acworth, Ga. and Buddy Randall Beaty of Sparta; one daughter, Jenny Marie Phillips of Clarkrange; five brothers, William Van Winkle of Sparta, Charles VanWinkle, Phillip VanWinkle and Roy VanWinkle all of Crossville and Roger Lawson of Cookeville; six sisters, Thelma Boles, Stella Davis, Alma Downes and Lula Jackson all of Crossville … Read More


Charlie Lee Roberts

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Charlie Lee Roberts, 78, of Walling, passed away Jan. 14, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Roberts was born June 14, 1923, in Warren County, to Luther Roberts and Hester Hitchcock Roberts.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had worked at B.P. Service Station.
Roberts was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Roberts of Walling and one sister, Lucille Hembree of Quebeck.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Jan. 16, 2002, at Jericho Cemetery. Jeff Turner and Bobby Cloyd officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thurman Monroe Hodges

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Thurman Monroe Hodges, 78, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 15, 2002.
Hodges was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Van Buren County, to Simon Hodges and Lizzie Sparkman Hodges.
He was a farmer.
Hodges was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Raymon Hodges, Roy Hodges and Charles W. Hodges.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Hermon and Joene Hodges of Barberton, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Emogene Hodges of McMinnville; two sisters and one brother-in law, Aubrey Yates and Alene and Clyde Measles all of Spencer; six nieces, Judy Mooneyham, Emma Womack, Joan Wilson, Ann Kenna, Betty Murray and Shirley Haley; six nephews, R.C. Hodges, Robert Hodges, Larry … Read More


Hometown trio are dynamic members of Cumberland Insurance

Posted by | January 17, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A new building and two energetic agents, along with an enthusiastic customer representative, have made Cumberland Insurance a thriving business in White County.
Rhonda Frasier and Mike Holeman, both with several years of combined sales expertise, and Tiffany Kreis, customer service representative, are the driving force behind the Sparta branch of a Cookeville based company. The recently built structure, which houses the insurance office, is known as Cumberland Court-Sparta. The owners, Steve Copeland, Donnie Meadows and Gary McNabb, also have a vested interest in Cumberland Insurance and Cumberland Court in Cookeville. Copeland, who is an agent with the Cookeville office, serves as chief of operations … Read More



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