Greenwood decoration

Posted by | August 21, 2019 8:58 am

Greenwood Cemetery decoration will be Aug. 31. Business meeting at 11 a.m., and covered dish lunch at noon. More information: (931) 935-5315.

Republican meeting

Posted by | August 21, 2019 8:58 am

White County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Aug. 26, in the third floor courtroom, at the courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way. City of Sparta Mayor Jeff Young will be the guest speaker.

John Harvey Roberts Sr.

Posted by | August 21, 2019 8:55 am

John Harvey Roberts Sr. 87, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2019. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his children.

Mr. Roberts was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Sparta, to Homer Whitley Roberts and Bessie Mary Jane Baker Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was a much-beloved educator who influenced the careers of many students during his 34-plus years of teaching. He began his teaching career at Copper Basin High School (Copperhill, Tennessee), in 1958. He went to Troy State College (Troy, Alabama), in 1962, to be a principal and teacher. He began teaching eighth grade math, at White County Junior High School, in the fall of 1972, moving to … CONTINUED

Officer reunion

Posted by | August 21, 2019 8:24 am

The annual Officer family reunion will be Aug. 25, at Liberty Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at noon. More information: (931) 808-1757.

Free hunting day set for Aug. 24

Posted by | August 21, 2019 5:48 am

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 24 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season as well as being during the August private lands, archery only deer season.

Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for people to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

The TWRA encourages regular hunters to introduce friends and family members (young and old) to the outdoor sport. It is also an excellent opportunity for people who … CONTINUED

Reba Joyce Guy Bennett

Posted by | August 20, 2019 2:31 pm

Reba Joyce Guy Bennett, 71, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, at Alive Hospice, in Nashville.

Mrs. Bennett was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Van Buren County, to James Robert Guy and Mary Jane Mooneyham Guy.

She and her husband, Donald Gordon Bennett, were longtime security guards at Southern Wood Products.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Gordon Bennett; and two sons, James Earl Bennett and Derek Gordon Bennett.

Survivors include two children, Donald Dwayne Bennett, Michelle (Emerson) Luna; grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Bennett, Deanna (Trey Armstrong) Bennett, Kayla Smith, Wayne Bennett, Angela Mayfield, Carol Leann Null, Samantha Sparkman, Johnathan Pittman; great-grandchildren, Briley … CONTINUED

Hunter elected alternate Angus delegate to 136th annual meeting

Posted by | August 20, 2019 1:51 pm

David Hunter, of Sparta, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 136th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 4, at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, in Reno, Nevada, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the American Angus Association.

Hunter, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 231 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting. Representing 42 states and Canada, those serving as state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association … CONTINUED

David Franklin Brock

Posted by | August 20, 2019 12:51 pm

David Franklin Brock, 88, passed away unexpectedly, on Aug. 17, 2019.

Mr. Brock was born July 22, 1931, in Spencer, to William R. Brock and Maggie Mills Brock.

The Korean War called him to service, in January 1952. He served as a combat engineer with the famed Second “Indianhead” Infantry Division, known as the Tomahawk Warriors, through October 1953. Mr. Brock used photographs to chronicle his military experience, and over 200 of his images can be found on the website of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. He held a number of factory jobs but completed over 34 years of employment with Mallory Controls. Mr. Brock was a … CONTINUED

Bonnie “Maxine” Allen

Posted by | August 20, 2019 12:34 pm

 Bonnie “Maxine” Allen, 86, passed away Aug. 17, 2019.

Mrs. Allen was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Sparta, to Homer Kinnard and Elizabeth Johnson Kinnard.

Granny, as she was known to all, had a strong Christian faith, believing in Christ our Lord and walked her life in His footsteps. Her true joy was raising her children and grandchildren. Her love of family knew no boundaries. She was an accomplished seamstress, a certified elementary school teacher, and she loved basketball and football.

She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Many lives have been touched by her kindness.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents; … CONTINUED

Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | August 20, 2019 12:12 pm

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich

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