Governor accepts donation for tornado relief

Posted by | January 2, 2003 12:00 am

Gov. Don Sundquist accepted and presented to the Salvation Army a $50,000 donation from Director General Maggie Tien of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Atlanta to help relief efforts for Tennessee communities damaged by storms and tornadoes that recently swept across the state last month.
“General Tien’s presence here demonstrates the longstanding friendship and mutual respect that our two countries share for one another,” Sundquist said. “On behalf of all Tennesseans, I offer heartfelt thanks to the people in Taiwan, whose most generous and thoughtful gift will be used to help Tennessee families and individuals get their lives back on track.”
Salvation Army Nashville Area … Read More


Winter fire safety tips for the home

Posted by | January 2, 2003 12:00 am

Ed Kay
The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fireplaces are burning wood and man-made logs.
All of these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented. The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire safe home this winter.
KEROSENE HEATERS
– Be sure your heater is in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon buildup. … Read More


Looking back at 2002, part II

Posted by | January 2, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
White Countians, along with the rest of the country, were busy his past week ringing in a new year. Resolutions were being made, with the hopes of living a more productive and healthy life.
At the beginning of each new year, The Expositor looks back at the events that made headlines. Some stories gave the community a sense of pride and provided them with information about their community. However, other stories were marred by sadness.
(1) A well-known law enforcement officer with the Sparta Police Department passed Aug. 13, 2002, after suffering a heart attack. Elmore Carter Jr., 61, who was known for his carefree … Read More


Dreams come true with help from Corella and Bertram Bonner

Posted by | January 2, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The hands of fate touch the lives of many individuals during their journey on this earth, and through divine intervention they are given the opportunity to give back to the world a portion of what God has bestowed upon them. With lots of love and enormous generosity, Corella A. Bonner and Bertram F. Bonner have given hundreds of young men and women the chance to pursue their dreams, and White County has seen the results of their overwhelming kindness.
Cameron Mitchell and Leah Sparkman, both of Sparta, are two recipients of Bonner Scholarships. Mitchell attended Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City for two years on a … Read More


Walter Pleasant England

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Walter Pleasant England, 78, of Bourbonnais, Ill., passed away Dec. 19, 2002, at Olympia Fields Hospital in Olympia Fields, Ill.
England was born April 18, 1924, in Sparta, to John Edgar and Minnie Bell Shelby England.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. England was retired from Ford Motor Company in Chicago, Ill.
England was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Thompson England; one daughter, Sandra Parquette; one grandson, Richard “Ricky” Lee England; two brothers; two sisters; and his parents.
Survivors include six children, Annette Pawloski of Bourbonnais, Ill., Charles “Richard” England of … Read More


William K. Dennis

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

William K. Dennis, 88, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 27, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Dennis was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Spencer, N.C., to Elihu Dennis and Mary Krather Dennis.
He was a minister and attended the Seventh Day Adventists Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Dennis of Spencer; five sons, William E. Dennis of Winston Salem, N.C., Harry K. Dennis of Jupiter, Fla., Robert G. Dennis of Spencer, Raymond O. Dennis of Fenton, Mich. and Ronald E. Dennis of Holly, Mich.; two daughters, Julleen Ryckman of Cleveland, Ohio and Sharon M. Warner of Grand Blanc, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and … Read More


Virginia Elease Scott Newland

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Virginia Elease Scott Newland, 59, of Quebeck, passed away Dec. 27, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Newland was born March 23, 1943, in Sparta, to Ambrose Dudley and Jennie Ledford Scott.
She had been employed in retail with a bakery store.
Newland was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kevin Newland; and six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sisters, Thelma Pauline Cole of Mt. Juliet and Brenda Joyce Cantrell of McMinnville; three brothers, Dudley Eugene Scott, Gordon Ray Scott and Jimmie Clark Scott all of Quebeck; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Dec. 30, 2002, at Hunter Funeral … Read More


Charlotte Thomas White Bumbalough

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Charlotte Thomas White Bumbalough, 64, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 202, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Bumbalough was born March 16, 1938, in White County to Seth Thomas White and Christine Hutchings Yates.
She had been a homemaker.
Bumbalough was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Eddie Rogers of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Gina Bumbalough of Tullahoma and Bruce and Donna Bumbalough of Sparta; three brothers, Cecil Yates and Bobby Yates both of Doyle and Eddie Yates of Spring City; father, Claude Yates of Doyle; and eight grandchildren, Erin Bumbalough, Emily Bumbalough, Lauren Smith, Shane … Read More


Beulah Clouse Henry

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Beulah Clouse Henry, 95, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 26, 2002, at NHC Healthcare.
Henry was born Jan. 26, 1907, in Putnam County, to Chester and Mattie Finley Clouse.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Free Will Baptist Church and had been a homemaker.
Henry was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hollis Henry; two sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Dorothy Henry of Aurora, Colo., Herman and Rachel Henry of Morgan Hill, Calif., Hoyt and Willene Henry of Celina and Jere and Donna Henry of Napa, Calif.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth and C.D. Farley and Ila … Read More


Horace Gene “Sonny” Graham

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Horace Gene “Sonny” Graham, 64, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 25, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Graham, was born Aug. 14, 1938, in White County, to Joe Marie and Addie Mae Hensley Graham.
He
was a member of the Yankeetown Free Will Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School. Graham was also a retired car dealer.
Graham was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Robert “Pete” Graham and Billy Gaddis Graham; and one sister, Beatrice Day,
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Jean Dosier Graham of Sparta; children and their spouses, Larry Gene and Paula Graham, Billy Joe Graham and Darin Thomas Graham all … Read More


Johnie Lee Briggs

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Johnie Lee Briggs, 59, of Bowling Green, Ky., passed away Dec. 24, 2002.
Briggs was born Aug. 8, 1943, in White County, to Claude and Monnie Hitchcock Briggs.
He had been an insurance salesman.
Briggs was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Viola Horton and Aline Rozzell; and one brother, James William Briggs.
Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Lorene Briggs of
Sparta, Quill and Dot Briggs of McMinnville and Charles and Donna Briggs of Davis, Calif.; two sisters, Rachael Weaver of Southfield, Mich. and Elizabeth Briggs of Tallahassee, Fla.; special friends, Sonya Jewel and Mike Jewel both of Bowling Green, Ky.; and several … Read More


Rev. Bonnie Edward “B.E.” Taylor

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Rev. Bonnie Edward “B.E.” Taylor, 84, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 24, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
Taylor was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Hickman County, to William and Venie Alice Bates Taylor.
He was a retired minister.
Survivors include his wife, Celia Dunn Taylor of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wilburn Hardy and Sylvia Taylor of Chicago, Ill. and Burless Edward “Lester” and Tootsie Taylor of Sparta; three grandchildren, Timothy Taylor of Sparta and Debra Bogumill and Denise Saitta both of Chicago, Ill.; and one great grandchild, Casey Taylor.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 27, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial … Read More


Hazel Marie Emberton

Posted by | December 30, 2002 12:00 am

Hazel Marie Emberton, 74, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 26, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Emberton attended Smithville Church of God and had been a factory worker and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom Summers and Hessie Elkins Summers and her husband, Dean Emberton.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Edison Cox of Sparta; two granddaughters, Greta Moore of Cookeville and Cheryl Lee of Georgia; two grandsons, Jeff Caldwell and Derrick Cox both of Sparta; and nine great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 28, 2002, at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. … Read More


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