Fall sports practice is officially here

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Monday evening the Warrior football team took to the practice field and began full contact drills.
They will practicing with Whitwell today and both Whitwell and Trousdale County tomorrow.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Immunizations are focus for healthy children

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Educational personnel and students will be getting ready this month to make the journey back to school. With all the necessary items required for that first day in the classroom, parents must remember proper immunizations is the key to a healthy child and a requirement for admittance into the school system.
According to Kendra Bailey, nurse supervisor at White County Health Department, immunization requirements and schedules have changed in the past several decades. The chicken pox vaccination was licensed for usage in March, 1995. “We use this vaccine for children any time after they are 12 months old,” said Bailey. “We don’t vaccinate adults because … Read More


Poll watchers are expected during election

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Election workers are in place and voters were arriving to cast their votes as polls opened this morning at 7 a.m. However, the normal process of vote tallying is expected to last until late tonight because of a write-in campaigns that began in July.
Kathy Bailey, White County administrator of elections, reiterated the laws concerning the 100-foot boundary rule at the polls. “All campaigners and candidates must stay 100 feet from the polling places, which is measured from the outside of the building,” she said. “Candidates can only be in the polling location if they have come to vote. There can be no loitering for … Read More


Meth lab discovered on Simpson Road

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Two subjects, Jeffrey Lynn Moore, 32, and Nancy Elizabeth Hyder, 45, both of Sparta, were arrested on drug charges on Monday after authorities observed items allegedly consistent with a meth lab.
At approximately 4:31 p.m., Monday, Deputies Connor Wardlaw, Charles Dennis, Lester Dolente and Corporal Jeffrey Bulakowski of the White County Sheriff’s Department went to 1062 Simpson Road to serve a failure to appear warrant on Moore. Upon arrival at the residence, Wardlaw and Dennis found Moore in the back bedroom.
Hyder was also at the residence. Dennis spoke with her and allegedly noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her. Hyder told Dennis she was … Read More


Election results not in until after dawn on Friday

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Election commission officials and interested citizens gathered in the White County Courthouse on Thursday night
to hear the final results of the Aug. 1, 2002. Election results, which are normally finished by 8:30 p.m. during a regular election, were delayed for several hours because of a huge write-in campaign launched by the supporters of Sheriff Guy Goff. Complete precinct by precinct results will be published in the Monday’s edition of The Expositor.
These are the final results of the winners:
•Democratic governor: Phil Bredesen – 3,088
• Democratic U.S. Senate: Bob Clement – 3.799
• Democratic U.S. House of Representatives: Lincoln Davis – 2,532
• … Read More


Reunions: good food, company, and a lifetime of memories

Posted by | August 1, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
“They came in wagons for the first time back in 1916,” said Cornelia Steakley, about the first official family reunion for the descendants of Betty Ann McCormick Dodson. “It was a surprise birthday party for her, and it wasn’t on the weekend. It was during the middle of the week.”
The Dodson reunion is just one of the many family gatherings that took place in White County this summer. They are the perfect way to catch up with relatives and discuss how life has been since the last time together, if there even was a last time.
No matter how long it has been, it is … Read More


Houston Stroud Avrit

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Houston Stroud Avrit passed away at birth at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind. on July 24, 2002.
Houston Stroud is survived by his parents, Lisa and Matthew Avrit of Evansville, Ind.; one aunt, Rebecca Avrit of Nashville; grandparents, Burnie and Ann Avrit of Nashville and Dan and Betty Dodson of Longview, Texas; great grandparents, Hellonise Dodson of Sparta and the late Carroll C. Dodson, Jennie Mae Avrit, Jean Dohara, Marion Moorman Cooper and John Nathan Cooper of Sparta and the late R.H. Moorman.
Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m., July 27, 2002, at City Cemetery in Cookeville. Jim Parnell officiated.
Ziemer Funeral Home in Evansville, … Read More


Lucille Davis Hodges

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Lucille Davis Hodges, 88, of Van Buren County, passed away July 27, 2002.
Hodges born March 5, 1914, in Mule Shoe, Texas, to George Davis and Ellen Wilson Davis.
She attended the Cummingsville United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group. Hodges had been a school teacher.
Hodges was preceded in death by her husband, Arzie Hodges; two brothers, Asa Davis and Joe Davis; and two sisters, Zelda Green and Katherine Graham.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Heather Hodges and Davis and Marcia Hodges all of Cookeville; two sisters, Mable Lofton of Pontotoc, Miss. and Goldie Notestine of Ashville, N.C.; … Read More


Sally Trobaugh Kinnaird Franklin

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Sally Trobaugh Kinnaird Franklin, 80, of Baxter, passed away July 25, 2002, at Bethseda Healthcare Center in Cookeville.
Franklin was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Putnam County, to Ira and Mary Chaffin Trobaugh.
She had been a housewife.
Franklin was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David Kinnaird and Gary Kinnaird; two sisters, Maggie Trobaugh and Estamae Myatt; two brothers, Arline (Buddy) Trobaugh and Kenneth Trobaugh; and husband, Elmer Lee Kinnaird.
Survivors include her husband, Lillard Franklin of Baxter; one daughter, Judy Prater Berry of Jackson County; three sons (Kinnaird/Kinniard), Eddie Lee Kinniard of LaVergne, Arnold Thomas Kinnaird of Sparta and Jeffery Lynn Kinnaird of Cookeville; … Read More


Pauline Bennett

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Pauline Bennett, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2002.
Bennett was born Jan. 2, 1922, in White County, to Walter Bransford Holman and Bessie Mae Cooke.
She had been employed at the shirt factory in the pressing department.
Bennett was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Artie King Bennett; one son, Vernon Bennett; three brothers, Stanford Holman, Herman Holman and Leon Holman; and one sister, Beulah Howard.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Sue Bennett of Sparta; one daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanetta and Tommy Denton and Hilda and Dane Sorrell all of Sparta; five sisters, Esteline Cashdollar and Ernestine Holman both of Sparta, … Read More


Jewell Brown Pollard

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Jewell Brown Pollard, 93, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2002.
Pollard was born March 11, 1909, in White County, to John Sparks and Rosie Pennington Sparks.
She has been employed at the shirt factory.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Jean Tollison and Christine Baker both of Sparta; four grandchildren, Steve Tollison, Stacy G. Tollison, Michael Tollison and Robin Baker; and three great grandchildren, Shawn Tollison, Stephen Tollison and Demetria Tollison.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., July 29, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Freddie Copeland will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Virgie Jane Cunningham

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

Virgie Jane Cunningham, 89, passed away July 21, 2002.
Cunningham was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Cookeville, to Lidge F. “Doc” Miller and Leona Brown Miller.
She was a member of Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years. Cunningham was a retired beautician.,
Cunningham was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Cunningham and two sisters, Sue Rudolph and Bessie Segler.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., July 24, 2002, at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper, Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with burial in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. James E. Haynes and Rev. Tim Johnson … Read More


James (Jim) Thomas Passons

Posted by | July 29, 2002 12:00 am

James (Jim) Thomas Passons, 69, of Farragut, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2002, at U.T. Hospital in Knoxville.
Passons was a member and former elder at Farragut Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Passons was a retired pharmaceutical representative with Bristol-Myers Squibb. He was a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he played football. Passons also played football for SMU and the Knoxville Bears.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Varina Mai Rawlston Passons.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joan Womble Passons; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Coley Woody of Loudon and Beth and … Read More




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