Hall ejected from vehicle

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A Sparta woman, Lynn Marie Hall, 29, was ejected from her automobile after she crashed on Crossville Highway. White County EMS transported Hall to White County Community Hospital because of her injuries.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched emergency personnel to the scene of the accident in the area of 7325 Crossville Highway at approximately 9 p.m., Monday. According to Trooper R.C. Christian of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hall was traveling eastbound on Highway 70 in a 1999 Ford Taurus. The vehicle’s right tires allegedly went into the gravel, causing her to lose control. According to Christian, the vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic, struck a mailbox, … Read More


Floyd loses life in Mississippi crash

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Jebb Johnston
A violent crash on U.S. 72 in East Corinth Wednesday afternoon resulted in the death of the 23-year-old assistant women’s basketball coach for the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd of Huntsville, Ala., was a passenger in the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Richard A. “Andy” Blackston, 28, also of Huntsville. Blackston is the head women’s basketball coach for University of Alabama-Huntsville.
The second vehicle was a Peterbilt 18-wheeler owned by Hatcher Farms and driven by Patrick N. Turner, 37, of Russell Springs, Ky.
Corinth Police Chief Fred Johnson said it appears Blackston may have dozed off behind the wheel of the westbound Pontiac before … Read More


Sparta investigation has international connections

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
On Wednesday, agents with the F.B.I., D.E.A., U.S. Postal Service, along with officers from the Sparta Police Department, arrested Kevin Layne Brown, 32, and Ronald Keith Brown, 45, based upon a federal indictment issued out of the Southern District of Alabama. On Thursday afternoon, The Expositor attended an official press conference at the office of James K. Vines, U.S. Attorney Middle District Tennessee, where officials of the aforementioned governmental agencies made the announcement.
The arrests of these two subjects, who were identified as brothers, were part of a nationwide operation entitled “Webslinger”, which targeted Internet-based trafficking of “date rape” drugs. The indictment on Kevin L. … Read More


Tearing down the language barriers

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Many people only dream of a career that is challenging and rewarding, but Heather Hayes is one of the lucky people. She has traveled to countries that most Americans will never see. Hayes has done all this to better educate herself and to serve her fellow man.
Hayes is a federally certified court interpreter for Spanish, and lived overseas for many years. She moved to White County from Maryland. “My aunt and uncle, Lyn and Mike Pallotta, live in Quebeck,” she said. “I came for a visit and loved it here.”
According to Hayes, the job of an interpreter is very portable. Internet access has … Read More


Expositor will be published Friday

Posted by | September 19, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
The Expositor will not be published Thursday, September 19, 2002.
It will be published Friday, September 20, 2002.
All subscribers should receive their papers Friday.


Lillie Mae Fletcher

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Lillie Mae Fletcher, 84, of Huntsville, Texas, formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 11, 2002.
Fletcher was born Sept. 15, 1917, in White County.
She had been a homemaker.
Fletcher was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Fletcher.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Etta Yates, of Huntsville, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Carroll E. and Martha Fletcher of Tullahoma; one brother, Charles Dodson of Sparta; one granddaughter, Debbie Yates Skidmore of Huntsville, Texas; two grandsons, Robert E. Yates of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Steve A. Yates of Huntsville, Texas; five great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and special friend, Roy McWhorter.
Services will be held at 11 … Read More


Willie “Lucille” Hayes Rains Kennedy

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Willie “Lucille” Hayes Rains Kennedy, 81, passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at Murfreesboro Medical Center.
Kennedy was born July 18, 1921, to Isaac Hayes and Dolly Sadler Hayes.
She had been a homemaker.
Kennedy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Kennedy and one brother, Wilburn Hayes.
Survivors include her children, General Lee and Adricane Rains of Long Island, N.Y., Charlotte Raines an Jimmy Huff of McMinnville, Tommie and Polly Rains of Duncanville, Gary and Katie Rains of McMinnville and Lisa Kennedy and Joe Foutch of Tullahoma; step daughters, Bobbie Kennedy Stapleton, Brenda Kennedy Broom Foutch and Lavella Kennedy all of Taylor, Mich.,; two sisters, Geneva … Read More


Charlene Carol Martinez

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Charlene Carol Martinez, 64, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Martinez was born May 25, 1938, in Oconto, Wis., to John Carl Sorenson and Agnes Iverson Sorenson.
She had been a homemaker.
Survivors include 10 children, Linda Martinez of Sparta; Frank Martinez, John Martinez, Pete Martinez and Carol Martinez all of Houston, Texas; Dale and Dora Cecil of Florida; Karen Rivera of Alaska, Terri Demsey of Texas, Lisa Sarchet of
Virginia and Jeff Sorenson of California; and several grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sept. 17, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home. Bro. Jim Sanders will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home


Charles Thomas Eldridge

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Charles Thomas Eldridge, 72, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 11, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Eldridge was born April 14, 1930, in White County, to Robert and Nannie Lou Brown Eldridge.
He had been in auto body repair.
Eldridge was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Eldridge; and one sister, Marie Weathers.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Norris Eldridge of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Sherry White Eldridge of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Harold Knowles of Chatsworth, Ga.; one grandson, Shawn Charles Knowles of Chatsworth, Ga.; one sister, Christa Keyes of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.… Read More


Anna Ruth Gentry

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Anna Ruth Gentry, 67, passed away Sept. 11, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Gentry was born July 2, 1935, White County, to Alvin Mabe and Ethel Harness Mabe.
She had been a homemaker.
Gentry was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, John Everett and Billy Mabe.
Survivors include her mother, Ethel Harness Mabe of Cookeville; husband, Arlow Gentry of Cookeville, two sons an daughters-in-law, Steve and De Gentry of Cookeville and Larry and Debbie Gentry of Hilham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Hugh Ellington and Darleen and John Overstreet all of Cookeville; six brothers, Gary Mabe, Gene Mabe and Jerry Mabe all of … Read More


James Landon Young

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

James Landon Young, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 13, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Young was born June 12, 1914, in Jackson County, to Jesse Heady Young and Bessie Louise Speakman Young.
He had been a grader operator for White County Highway Department.
Young was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Jewell Young; one grandson, Joel Davis; one granddaughter, Scarlett Howard; one son-in-law, Frank Gillespie; 10 brothers; and three great grandchildren.
Survivors include seven daughters and six sons-in-law, Paula Gillespie of Oak Ridge, Mildred and Walter Stone, Louise and David Howard, Edna and Ralph Wilhite, Judy and Charles Gore and Janet and Bobby Davis … Read More


Lillian May Walker

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Lillian May Walker, 64, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 14, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare Center.
Walker was born March 9, 1937, in Putnam County, to James Edgar Wallace and Della May Baker.
She had been a homemaker.
Walker was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Walker.
Survivors include four sisters, Elsie Crowe of Cookeville, Wanda Bumbalough and Nina hale both of Sparta and Scarlett Lehman of Rickman and two brothers, Lloyd Wallace of Sparta and Russell Wallace of bulls Gap.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 16, 2002, at Clouse Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Myra Kathleen Myers

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Myra Kathleen Myers, 79, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 11, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Myers was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Putnam County, to Sam Ditty and Virginia Frances Waller Young.
She was a member of Park View/Friendship United Methodist Church. Myers had been a seamstress with Cookeville Shirt Co., with 35 years of service.
Myers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Henry Myers; two sisters, Norma McCrary and Christine Watts; and one brother, Ray Young.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Reba and Charles Ensor of Nashville; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Lester and Katie Young of Sparta; Morris Young … Read More


Sparta’s Country Kitchen is open for business

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A full plate and good food is what you’ll find at Sparta’s Country Kitchen. The diner was formerly known as Patsy’s BBQ, at 167 East Bockman Way, but is now under new management.
The diner has been recently renovated, and you will find the owner, Emily Sherrell, working alongside her employees. She is either in the kitchen or serving entrees to the customers. Deliveries are also available within the city limits.
Sparta’s Country Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday, with their new hours, 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., starting on September 13.
The breakfast menu includes bacon and sausage, city ham, country ham, tenderloin, pork chop … Read More


Nominating committee prepares for new White County County Commission

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A brand new term for county commissioners will officially begin tonight, and several new faces will be seen as representatives of the various districts. However, the first order of business began last week, with the nominating committee’s recommendations, which will be presented to the full commission.
Kenneth Milligan, current nominating committee chairman, opened the meeting on Sept. 9, 2002. The committee is comprised of the commissioners who are returning for another term and the new members who received the most votes during the election.
The recommendations for 2002-2006 are as follows:
– Steering Committee B: Loyd Hutchings, Terry Alley, Dewayne Howard, B.K. Luna, Raymond England, … Read More


Pledge Across America set for September 17

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, have made Americans become aware of their sense of patriotism and freedom. This week has been designated as Constitution Week, and Tuesday has been set aside as an observance of Pledge Across America.
All United States school systems have been asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the designated time, which is 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. Geeta McMillan, principal of Doyle Elementary School said, “Teachers have used the days prior to ‘Pledge Across America’ to talk to the children about the history and importance of our flag and the meaning of our pledge.
Doyle Elementary teachers and … Read More


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