Fire strikes three times in three days

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities from the State Fire Marshall’s Office in Nashville are investigating a fire at the residence of John E. Lewis at 105 North Carter Street. Firefighters were called to the residence several times, the latest incident yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:15 p.m. “When firemen arrived, they found the fire had started in the front bedroom on a mattress,” said Sgt. Jeff Hutson of the Sparta Police Dept.
The fires began at approximately 11:55 a.m., Monday. The Sparta Fire Dept. responded to the structure fire and found smoke showing when they arrived and firefighters extinguished the blaze. The first fire had burned through the basement ceiling into … Read More


Judd joins changing scene in music business

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“Major label royalty payouts are never what they seem,” wrote Moses Avalon, a multi-platinum record producer, music business consultant, music industry activist and author of Confessions of a Record Producer. “Sure, you’re advanced a large sum of money, but everything the company spends on an artist is kept on account and charged back to him. Eventually, an artist will hopefully sell enough records to break past that threshold and start earning profits.”
Established musical artists have long known about the limited profits available to a record company’s latest new act, but aspiring musical talents have heretofore been kept in the dark concerning the enormous amount of … Read More


Lillie Roberts

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Lillie Roberts, 94, of Walling, passed away May 8, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Roberts was born March 14, 1908, in White County, to William F. Robert and Lucinda M. Swindell Robert.
She attended Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Roberts as preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Erving Roberts.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Willene and Hollis Gooch of Walling; one grandson, Kyle Gooch of Maine; one great granddaughter, Tonya Young of Sparta; and three great-great granddaughters, Jessica Young, Janice Young and Sharon Young all of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., May 10, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in … Read More


Wanda Louise Davis

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Wanda Louise Davis, 61, of Doyle, passed away May 8, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Davis was born June 24, 1940, in White County, to Henry Clay Davis and Georgie Jones Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Mavin Sims of Doyle; one niece and spouse, Kimberly Ann and Randy Pitman, and their children, of Mt. Juliet; one nephew and spouse, Tommy and Sherry Sims, and children, of Doyle; special friend, Tommy Haston; and several aunts and uncles.
Services were held at 11 a.m., May 10, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial … Read More


Donald Lewis Young Sr.

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Donald Lewis Young Sr., 71, of Doyle, passed away May 9, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born April 4, 1931, in
White County, to Mack and Linnie Cunningham Young.
He was retired from the White County Highway Dept.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer Young and James Young; and two daughters, Treva England and Rosie Young.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Jones Young of Doyle; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. Young Jr. and Beulah Young, Daryl L. and Joyce Young and Erbie and
Vicky Young all of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Hollis Rogers of Doyle; two … Read More


Charles Clinton Winnett III

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Charles Clinton Winnett III, 2 days old, passed away May 10, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Survivors include his parents, Charles Clinton Winnett III and Tequila Sunrise Winnett of McMinnville; grandparents, Stanton and Marcia Usrey of Doyle and Charles and Becky Winnett of Sparta; great grandparents, Amanda Winnett, James and Reta Brock and Richard and Olive Throckmorton all of Sparta; and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., May 13, 2002, at Corinth Cemetery.
Hunter Furneral home is in charge of arrangements.



At the end of Mose Drive is a new zest for life

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
(Editor’s note:
See a feature on National Nursing Home Week in Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.)
The ‘golden years’ have never been better for senior citizens with all the activities offered through local clubs and organizations. However, there is one unexpected place where mothers and grandmother receive facials, have women’s chats and attend sewing clubs and fathers and grandfathers tell jokes and riddles, ‘move-n-groove’ with exercise and attend movies and socials.
Life Care Center of Sparta is a hub of activities and during National Nursing Home Week, Administrator Bart Walker and the staff have a wide variety of activities planned for their residents.
Carl Ringwald … Read More


America honors law enforcement

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“National Police Week is basically a time for police officers and citizens to remember officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, “and for citizens to have the opportunity to recognize the officers in their community.”
Held the week of May 12-18, 2002, National Police Week (NPW) will begin with special events in Washington, D.C.
On May 14, during the 8th Annual Blue Mass, a memorial candlelight vigil will take place where approximately 400 names are expected to be officially added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, including the 233 officers who died in the line … Read More


Stabbing led to arrest

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities are investigating an attempted murder (in the second degree) which occurred on Thursday evening. According to Det. Brent Farley of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. (WCSD), Andreas Allen, was stabbed on Cane Hollow Road by Christopher Lee Pittman, 31, of Sparta.
“Allen drove himself to the hospital,” said Det. Farley. “Allen was treated and released sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.”
Allen arrived at the White County Community Hospital at approximately 9:15 p.m. , May 9, 2002 and members of the WCSD were notified. According to authorities, Deputy Jeremiah Lintz of the WCSD found Pittman at Big M Grocery at 8525 Smithville Highway. Pittman … Read More


Ronnie Duane Johns

Posted by | May 9, 2002 12:00 am

Ronnie Duane Johns, 43, of Austin, Texas, passed away May 2, 2002.
Johns was born March 16, 1959, in Wacula, Fla., to Ruby and Gene Snow.
He was in construction.
Survivors include his wife Terrie Johns of Charlotte, N.C.; parents, Ruby and Gene Snow of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and Ginny Johns of Sparta; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and mark Bohlander of Mouldin, S.C. and Gail and Keith Williams of Fountain Inn, S.C.; three step children, Arthur Lee Sosa of North Carolina, Lydia Sosa of Massachusetts and Isaac Sosa of Ohio; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held at 3 … Read More


Lula Belle Shockley Brewington

Posted by | May 9, 2002 12:00 am

Lula Belle Shockley Brewington, 91, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Brewington was born Sept. 29, 1910, in Van Buren County, to Ben and Lydia Cummings Shockley.
She was a homemaker.
Brewington was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Annie Mae Shockley, Dessie Shockley and Notie Reedy; and two brothers, Jimmy Shockley and Willie Shockley.
Survivors include one nephew, Tommie Watkins of Sparta; three nieces, Aline Strode Wood, Willene Martin and Georgie Officer all of Sparta; and one great niece, Desaree Terry of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., May 6, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial … Read More


Carlton L. Judkins

Posted by | May 9, 2002 12:00 am

Carlton L. Judkins, 77, of Smithville, passed away May 5, 2002.
He attended Snow Hill Baptist and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Judkins was retired from Ross Gear.
Judkins was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Nodie Young Judkins; wife, Willie Irene Judkins; two sons, Carl Royce and Johnny Baker Judkins; one brother, Cooper Judkins; and one sister, Cornia Young.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Carol Knowles and Lisa and Shannon Patterson all of Smithville; three grandsons, Carl Wayne Knowles, Justin Knowles and Brad Patterson all of Smithville; one granddaughter, Rachel Patterson of Smithville; three brothers, Eddie Roy, Mack and … Read More



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