One fatality after vehicle strikes fire truck

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Jimmie D. Thompson, 25, of Sparta, died in a two-vehicle crash on Bockman Way and Carter Street on Saturday, after his vehicle struck a fire truck.
According to Officer Dale Dodson, of the Sparta Police Department, Thompson was traveling east on Bockman Way, in a 1989 Mazda, when the accident occurred. Robert Pittman, 35, of Sparta and Michael Presley, 38, of Crossville, were passengers in the Mazda. Thompson allegedly ran a red light and authorities said alcohol was involved. Dodson said the occupants in the Mazda were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
The other vehicle involved in the accident was a … Read More


Hubert Houston Bumbalough

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Hubert Houston Bumbalough, 92, of Doyle, passed away Aug. 12, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Bumbalough was born Dec. 10, 1909, in Warren County, to Neri F. and Sarah Randolph Bumbalough.
He served in the U.S. Army during World II and was a survivor of the Normandy Landings. Bumbalough had been a laborer.
Bumbalough was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, David Bumbalough; two sisters; and five brothers.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Douglas and Shirley Bumbalough of McMinnville and Ronald Houston and Mary Bumbalough of Marysville, Ind.; one sister, Mona Bell Rader of McMinnville; four grandchildren, Rebecca Trosper of Marysville, Ind., Kimberly … Read More


Charles (Charlie) Mooney

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Charles (Charlie) Walter Mooney, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 11, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville.
Mooney was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Massachusetts, to George Gilbert and Louise Mary Martineau Mooney.
He attended a Baptist church and was retired from the printing business.
Mooney was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Louise Williams Mooney; one sister, Barbara
Rodgers; and three brothers, Donald, Ralph and Harlan Mooney.
Survivors include one sister, Jane Savian of Anesbury, Mass. and three brothers, George Mooney of Sarasota, Fla., Burton Mooney of Newberry Port, Mass. and Arthur Mooney of Sparta.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Aug. 13, … Read More


Johnnie D. Young

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Johnnie D. Young, 54, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 11, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born April 7, 1948, to Alvin Young Jr. and Ellen Stinnett Young.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and had been employed at Mallory Timers.
Young was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Young.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Music of Sparta and Tonya Palmatier of Montana; parents, Alvin, Jr. and Ellen Young of Sparta; two brothers, Jimmy Young and David Young both of Sparta; two sisters, Donna Blaylock and June Tucker both of Sparta; four grandchildren, Sarah Music, Tara Music, John Palmatier and Misty Palmatier.… Read More


Floyd Edward Matheney

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Floyd Edward Matheney, 69, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 12, 2002.
Matheney was born June 11, 1933,in Putnam County, to Henry Matheney and Lillie Grindle Matheney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rosie Greene; and three brothers, Carl Matheney,Charles Matheney and Wayne Matheney.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Matheney; one daughter, Tammy Matheney of Nashville; four brothers and one sister-in-law, Edward and Margaret Matheney of Orman Beach, Fla., Paul Matheney and Glen Matheney both of Boma and Robert Matheney of Lake City, Fla.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruby and Verble Vickers Jr. of Cookeville, Shirley and Sam Burnett of Lake City, Fla. and … Read More


Elmore Carter Jr.

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Elmore Carter Jr., 61, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 13, 2002.
Carter was born Dec. 13, 1940, in White County, to Elmore Carter and Rowena Nash Carter.
He had been employed by the Sparta Police Department as a law enforcement officer.
Carter was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Carter of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lisa Carter of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Stutz of Nashville; mother, Rowena Hayes of Sparta; one sister, Barbara Lacy of Sparta; one brother, Ronnie Carter of Sparta; and three grandchildren Blake, Jared and Gracie.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
J.J. Roberts of Gene’s Alignment and Brakes, owned by David Carrick, stands in front of his work area.
Gene’s offers a full line of service, specializing in alignments, brakes and struts.
They are located at 560 Taft Church Road in Sparta, and are open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information call them at 738-3363.


Special service remembering 9-11 to be held at WCHS football field

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The face of America forever changed with the events that unfolded in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2002. Thousands of men, women and children lost their lives, and a nation came together to grieve for the tragedy that had struck this great country.
On Sept. 11, 2002, White Countians are invited to come together ‘In Honor and Remembrance’ of the individuals who died on that terrible day in history and to salute the men and women who serve their fellow man. Several local citizens, in conjunction with the White County Ministerial Association, have organized a special ceremony to pay tribute to … Read More


Burglary turns dangerous

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities were investigating the scene of an alleged aggravated assault and aggravated burglary at a residence on Brogden Road on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the report, Det. Chris Isom, COC PJ Hardy and Deputy Darren Gongaware of the White County Sheriff’s Department, along with District Attorney Terry Hembree, arrived at 148 Brogden Road at approximately 12:48 p.m. Authorities came into contact with Mrs. Miller and her children in a van, ready to flee the scene.
Miller’s ex-husband, Steve Frazier, had allegedly come through a window and had two knives and was allegedly threatening Miller’s husband, Waymon.
The officers were informed Frazier was trying to get into … Read More


Bidding farewell to a gentle giant

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“We are all just in shock,” said Jeff Guth, Sparta Police chief, about the unexpected death of fellow police officer Junior Carter on Tuesday. “We have lost a great officer, a great man and a great friend.”
Early Elmore Carter Jr., 61, lived his entire life in White County. This giant of a man towered over many of his fellow officers in height, but his personality and demeanor was as gentle as one of God’s meekest lambs in the pasture field.
Carter began his career in law enforcement in the 70’s at the White County Sheriff Department, during a time when the county was protected … Read More


Little Miss Maci signs with modeling agency

Posted by | August 15, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A world full of fun, hard work and determination are a few of the contributing factors to success in the lives of Maci Smith and her family. With numerous White Countians excited with Maci’s successful accomplishments, The Expositor, has obtained an exclusive interview with the family to bring her story to life.
Maci has three years of talent and experience behind her, mixed together with blessings, encouragement, modeling agents, coaches, hair designers, makeup artists and the love and support of her family. She has spent half her life competing in the fashion world and has a very impressive history behind her as she continues to reach … Read More


Marion E. Hill

Posted by | August 12, 2002 12:00 am

Marion E. Hill, 75, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 6, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hill was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Madisonville, Ky., to John and Johnny Mae Gibbons Hill.
He had been a truck driver.
Hill was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Hill; and two brothers, John Hill and Jason Hill.
Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon Mason of Sparta, Cathy and John Mason of Shoals, Ind. and Martha Ragsdale of French Lick, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Debbie Hill of Shoals, Ind.; five sisters, Charlene Durham, Anne Eldridge, Fanny Eldridge and Rose Eldridge all of Evansville … Read More


Jolene Kaye Willis

Posted by | August 12, 2002 12:00 am

Jolene Kaye Willis, 45, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 7, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Willis was born July 7, 1957, in Orrville, Ohio, to Rodroth Robinson and Donna Shannon Robinson.
She attended Harvest Outreach Ministries Church. Willis had been employed as a C.N.A. with Generations Healthcare.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Willis of Sparta; one son, Joseph Tope of Ohio; three daughters, Joseline Andrews and Nickole Andrews both of Texas and Teresa Tope of Ohio; mother, Donna Shannon Robinson of Ohio; two brothers, Jeffrey Robinson and Franklin Robinson both of Ohio; two sisters, Rosa Wapers of North Carolina and Ruth West of Sparta; and one grandson, … Read More


Eddie Steve Miller

Posted by | August 12, 2002 12:00 am

Eddie Steve Miller, 44, of Smithville, passed away Aug. 8, 2002.
Miller attended the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Edward Miller; grandparents, Clay and Callie Cook and Howard and Novella Miller.
Survivors include three daughters, Tina LeeAnn, Amanda Gail and Julie Diane Miller all of Smithville; mother Ann Cook Miller of Smithville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy Gail and Lynn McGee of Smithville and Melissa Ann and Michael Ferrell of Woodbury; and one nephew, Hunter Grizzle of Woodbury.
Services were held at 4 p.m., Aug. 10, 2002, at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville with burial in Banks … Read More


Richard P. Cumby

Posted by | August 12, 2002 12:00 am

Richard P. Cumby, 81, of Fountain City, passed away Aug. 9, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Cumby was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and The Christian Fellowship Sunday School class. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; son, Jim; and special nephew, Ralph.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 12, 2002, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Don Hanshew and John Needy will officiate. Full military honors will be conducted by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.


Dan H. Pope

Posted by | August 12, 2002 12:00 am

Dan H. Pope, 69, of West Palm Beach, Fla. and a native of White County, passed away Aug. 8, 2002.
Pope was the son of Delton and Celia Savage Pope.
He attended a Baptist church and served in the U.S. Navy.
Pope was preceded in death by one brother, J.O. Pope and one nephew, Gary Lynn Pope.
Survivors include his wife, Becky Savage Pope of Niota; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Gary Thompson and Cynthia and Jerome Cline all of Niota; one son and his fiance’, Richard Allen Pope and Heather Perdue both of Niota; one brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Jamie Pope of Estill Springs; 11 … Read More


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