Hilleary visits to thank supporters

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Mike Dickerson
Congressman Van Hilleary made an appearance at the White County Courthouse Wednesday, thanking locals for their support in his recent governor’s race and bidding farewell to his constituents.
Hilleary thanked the residents who were present for their support in the past and shared his feelings about Sparta and White County.
“I just wanted to come by and say thank you,” he stated. “White County and I have always had somewhat of a love affair. I think, for the main part, most White Countians agree with me. This is a neat community, with community-minded people. It’s just a great place.”
Hilleary explained some of the disappointments of … Read More


Band tour welcome!

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
The front door of the Don and Helen Pate residence, in the Fancher’s Mill area, is in full holiday attire in preparation for this Sunday, when the White County High School Music Department will host a Christmas Tour of Homes, from 2-4:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Homes on the tour include the Pates, Robert and Sylvia Kennedy, Susan Wilson and P.J. and Patricia Hardy. Tickets are available at Country Treasures, The Green Apple, Pat’s Book and Card, Miss Marenda’s Tea Room, Jongee’s Gifts and Fine Furnishings or at the door. Tickets are $10.
More details and directions were published in the December 2 edition of The Expositor.… Read More


Dollar General employee arrested for theft

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
After an investigation from the loss prevention department of Dollar General Store, a 19-year-old employee was arrested for theft of property.
According to Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, Tracie Nicole Phillips allegedly stole between $10,000 and $20,000 in merchandise from Dollar General Store on Mose Drive, where she was employed. Guth said the report stated Phillips had been taking the merchandise over a one-year period of time.
Harold Blankenship, investigator for Sparta Police Department, secured the warrants on Phillips and is investigating the case.
Phillips court date is Dec. 6.
– Accident sends three to hospital
An accident on Nov. 30, 2002, sent three people … Read More


A return to a traditional holiday celebration

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Many people lament that the holiday season has become too commercial over the years and the true essence has been lost. For those who yearn for a return to a traditional celebration, here are some ways to create a festive atmosphere with a little ingenuity and without spending a lot of money, according to Lillian Vernon, founder of the Lillian Vernon catalogs and www.lillianvernon.com.
Create your own ornaments. Decorate pine cones with glitter and paint, then arrange them around the tree. Make handmade ornaments using flat clothespins that attach to the tree. Cut different colored felt pieces into the shapes of an angel, snowman, Santa Claus … Read More


Vance “Bud” Paschal Jr.

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Vance “Bud” Paschal Jr., 73, of Readyville, passed away Nov. 28, 2002.
Paschal was born in Rutherford County to Vance Paschal and Maggie Lela McKnight.
He attended Woodbury Church of Christ and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Paschal was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 32 years of service. He had also worked for Jennings Tire for 14 years and farmed in the Readyville community. Paschal graduated from Kitrell High School in 1947 and from MTSU in 1951. He was a Mason and Scottish Rite.
Paschal was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Morris Paschal.
Survivors include Margaret Agee Paschal of … Read More


William Glenn “Buddy” Williams

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

William Glenn “Buddy” Williams, 64, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002.
Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Steele Williams; one son, Willie Williams; his parents, Rosie and Bill Williams, and two sisters, Ruby Johnson and Linda Goodwin.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Selina and Terry Bailey of Sparta; four sisters, Alleen Leonard of Cookeville, Willene Gunter of Nashville, Cindy Rogers of Sparta and Mary Howell of Spencer; three brothers, Tommy Williams, Johnny Williams and Donnie Williams all of Sparta; three aunts, Mary Patton Clinton, Rachel Broyles of Red Bank and Geraldine Arnold of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Bailey, Terry Bailey … Read More


William Clyde Mullican

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

William Clyde Mullican, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 28, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mullican was born April 11, 1912, in White County, to William and Rosa Lou Hudgens Mullican.
He had been a farmer.
Mullican was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Odessa Jones Mullican of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, William Austin and Dimple Mullican of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanna and Rev. Don Bailey of Dover; one sister, Jewell Pitman of Sparta; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in … Read More


Susie P. Frasier

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Susie P. Frasier, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Frasier was born June 16, 1919, in White County, to Charlie H. and Cassie Glasner Payne.
She had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Frasier was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; and sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Frasier of Sparta; two daughters, Sandra Lee Brown of Nashville and Bobbie Sue Cude of Sparta; three brothers, Charles Payne, Bill Payne and Clifford “Buddy” Payne all of Sparta; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 1, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with … Read More


Carolyn Ann Emerton Johnson

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Carolyn Ann Emerton Johnson, 46, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002.
Johnson was born Oct. 27, 1956, in White County, to Tandy C. and Reba Jo Parks Emerton.
She was a retired nurse.
Johnson was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, David Ray Johnson of Sparta; one daughter, Patricia Dashnaw of Sparta; two brothers, Junior Emerton and Lonnie Emerton both of Sparta; father, Tandy C. Emerton of Sparta; two step sons, Joseph Johnson and John Frasier both of Sparta; two step sisters, Patricia Burks and Wendy Anderson both of Sparta; four grandchildren, Zachary, Joah, Logan and Taylor; and one step grandchild.
Services were … Read More


Frank Cyler Marshall

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Frank Cyler Marshall, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Marshall was born June 15, 1931, in Shreveport, La., to Carlton Herman and Velma Louise Whittle Marshall.
He was disabled.
Marshall was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, “Red” Marshall.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Royce Lee and Gene Jackson of Williston; three grandchildren, Angela Austin, Justin Bing and Gabriel Bing; three step grandchildren, Cora Jo Jackson, Mindy Jackson and Jennifer Jackson; 11 great grandchildren; and special friends, Elva Smith of Williston and the Clarence Leonard family of Sparta.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Nov. 30, 2002, … Read More


Sue Phifer Savage

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Sue Phifer Savage, 82, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Savage was born Jan. 18, 1920, in White County, to Eddie W. Phifer and Vernie Mason Phifer.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Savage was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Phifer.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Brock of Sparta; two sisters, Ellen Wendling of Doyle and Kathleen Sparkman of Baxter; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Janette Phifer of Sparta; two grandsons and their spouses, Terry and Marsha Brock and Tim and Gena Brock all of Sparta; and three great grandchildren, Terri Michelle … Read More


James E. Brewer

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

James E. Brewer, 57, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 30, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Brewer was born April 8, 1945, in Putnam County, to Claude and Betty Harris Brewer.
He was retired from Norwalk.
Brewer was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Brewer of Sparta; one daughter, Denise Shirley of Kentucky; two step daughters and their spouses, Patricia and Keith Holcomb of Walling and Lisa and Donald Trusty of Lacassas; three step sons and their spouses, Marvin and Missy Billings of Quebeck, Jackie and Angie Billings of Baxter and Barry and Tammy Howard of Doyle; one brother, Jimmy Brewer of Cookeville; … Read More


Elmer Lee “Toots” Herd

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Elmer Lee “Toots” Herd, 79, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Herd was born May 14, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph Edward and Lucy Denny Herd.
He was retired from self-employment with Cumberland Valley Shows.
Herd was preceded in death by his wife, Clata Moore Herd; his parents; and two brothers, Charles Herd and James Herd.
Survivors include one son, Jack Herd of Nashville; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lucy and Jim Barnes of Dunlap; one grandchild, Gene Clayton Barnes of Nashville; one sister-in-law, Willie Davis of Cookeville; and special friend, Lenora Green of Sparta.
Services will be held … Read More


Christmas Tour of Homes to benefit music department

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
If walking through a holiday wonderland of decorations and being serenaded with favorite Christmas tunes sounds like the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon, make plans on Dec. 8, 2002, 2-4:30 p.m., to tour some of White County’s most beautiful homes, which will be adorned with all the goodies of the holiday season.
The White County High School Music Department will be sponsoring the tour, with proceeds benefiting the department. Sean Powell, band director, along with Terri Dickerson, choir director, are looking forward to the holiday event, which has been reprised after numerous requests for the tour.
According to Dickerson, several White Countians had … Read More


Hunter thanks White Countians as she seeks new path in life

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“I want to thank the people of White County for placing their trust in me for the past 11 years,” said Kathy Hunter, who recently resigned as assessor of property for White County. “All my love and gratitude go out to them.”
Hunter, who has recently remarried, spoke with The Expositor during a telephone interview Sunday from her new residence in Alabama. “I have been very blessed by the citizens of White County, but sometimes a person comes to a crossroads in their life where life-changing decisions have to be made.”
Hunter was appointed by the White County Commission to the position of assessor of … Read More


O’Conner dismisses jail administrator

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Since he was sworn into office as Sheriff of White County on Sept. 1, 2002, James O’Conner has experienced some of the biggest challenges of his life. He said he likes to take his time to evaluate all aspects of a situation before making any decisions, and O’Conner followed his usual plan of strategy before the recent dismissals of jail administrator and corrections supervisor, P.J. Hardy and Lt. Darren Parsons, assistant.
According to informed sources, O’Conner had dismissed Hardy and Parsons after allegations of two corrections officers assaulting an inmate. O’Conner told The Expositor, the incident was not the catalyst for the firing of Hardy … Read More


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