Earl M. Anderson

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Earl M. Anderson, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Dec. 6, 2002.
Anderson was born Dec. 14, 1932, in White County, to Roy and Myrtle Poore Anderson
He attended the Church of Christ.
Anderson was preceded in death by two brothers, W.C. Anderson and Carl Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Goolsby Anderson of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dale Holmes of Louisville, Ky.; and one grandson, J. Spencer Holmes of Louisville, Ky.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 10, 2002, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bascom Cemetery. The V.F.W. Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173 will administer military grave … Read More


Ethel B. Holland

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Ethel B. Holland, 81, of Sparta, passed away at White County Community Hospital.
Holland was born Feb. 23, 1931, to William Billings and Mary Young Billings.
She attended Peeled Chestnut Methodist Church and had been a beautician.
Holland was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe Tom Billings and Oscar Billings; and four sisters, Willie Lafevers, Ada Templeton, Betty Roberts and Maude Huskins.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Cordell Holland; three sisters, Ruth Stewart of Sparta, Lula Watson of Doyle and Jimmie Saylors of Donelson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 7, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman … Read More


Charles Frederick Gore

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Charles Frederick Gore, 56, of Lebanon, passed away Dec. 6, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Gore was the son Charles W. Gore and Lucille Gore.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. Gore graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1968. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from November 1968 to December 1971 and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain, after serving overseas. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Gore was employed for 21 years with Dow Chemicals and most recently employed with the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services as a case manager. He was past president … Read More


Ruth Copeland Fields

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Ruth Copeland Fields, 58, of Doyle, passed away Dec. 5, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Fields was born Sept. 27, 1944, in Overton County, to Hugh Copeland and Maggie Parrish Copeland.
She had been a homemaker.
Fields was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Lisa K. Copeland.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Judd of Doyle and Bridgette Thompson of Sparta; two brothers, Doug Copeland of Nashville and Norman Copeland of Livingston; one sister, Patsy Sherard of Nashville; and three grandchildren, Kelly Judd, Michael Judd and Robin Judd all of Sparta.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 8, 2002, at Copeland Cemetery in … Read More


Fred Henry Lemmerz

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Fred Henry Lemmerz, 58, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 6, 2002,
at White County Community Hospital.
Lemmerz was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Detroit, Mich., to Henry and Gertrude Lemmerz.
He had been an electrician.
Lemmerz was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Lemmerz of Sparta; one son, Jeffrey Scott Lemmerz of Michigan; one grandchild, Merissa; two nephews, DeWayne Brandt and Douglas Brandt; and special friend, Dorothy Frasier of Spencer.
No services were announced.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Business of the Week

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Edd Rogers Chevrolet/ Pontiac/Buick is located at 674 West Bockman Way in Sparta.
Edd Rogers is your one-stop automobile dealership for sales, state of the art service department, complete body shop and parts department and 24-hour wrecker service.
Whatever your automotive needs may be, stop by Edd Rogers Chevrolet/Pontiac/Buick for better prices, selection and service.


Local teachers receive grants from Bridgestone/ Firestone

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The educational system in White County has continued to grow by leaps and bounds over the past several years. In an effort to continue the development of quality instruction, Bridgestone/Firestone recently awarded grants to 14 White County teachers.
Bridgestone/Firestone’s Warren County Plant awarded $600 grants to 50 area teachers during a special ceremony, which was held Dec. 5, 2002, at the Learning Center at the Bridgestone/ Firestone plant in Morrison.
Teachers from White, Warren, Van Buren, DeKalb and Coffee county schools and Tullahoma and Manchester city schools were selected to receive the grant money. Fredrick Harding, one of White County’s grant recipients, was the guest … Read More


Parramoure arrested for DUI

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
According to a report filed by Deputy Charles Dennis, of White County Sheriff Department, on Dec. 7, 2002, at approximately 8:40 p.m. he observed a vehicle stop an estimated 50 feet before the vehicle actually approached a stop sign at Old Kentucky Road and Roberts-Matthews Highway.
Dennis said he followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle run off the right side of the roadway. According to the report, Dennis made a traffic stop on the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, Mr. Sandy Rene Parramoure.
The report stated Parramoure had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage about his breath and person and was … Read More


Illegal beer sales net five violations

Posted by | December 9, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
An unexpected “sting” operation regarding underage beer sales within the city limits of Sparta found nine businesses and their employees were following the rules. However, employees of five other establishments were issued citations to answer the charge of selling beer to a minor.
Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth said Detective Allen Selby, of Sparta Police Department, and Richard Bryant, of the Cookeville division of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (T.A.B.C.) initiated the plan between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dec. 5, 2002. The two law enforcement officers sent an 18-year-old undercover informant into all 14 businesses that sell beer in Sparta.
According to Guth, the teenager … Read More


Sarah Julie Davis Simpson

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Sarah Julie Davis Simpson, 64, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Simpson was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Sparta, to Tommy Lee and Buna Jones Davis.
She had been a housewife.
Simpson was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Gordon Simpson of Sparta; one daughter, Karen Renee Simpson of Sparta; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Virginia and Marvin Saylors
and Nancy Wilmoth all of Sparta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Lee Davis Jr. and Ruth Davis and Owen and Debbie Davis all of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 3, … Read More


Marty Coffee

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Marty Coffee, 41, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2002.
Coffee was born April 7, 1961, in Carthage, to Maggie Lee Kellow and Marcus Coffee.
He had worked in construction as a roofer.
Survivors include his wife Beverly J. Trexler Coffee of Sparta; four sons, Roger Fletcher, Brian Coffee and Joseph Coffee all of Smyrna and Cody Coffee of Carthage; one step daughter, Bonnie Reightler; parents, Mark and Maggie Coffee of Riddleton; two brothers and one sister-in-law, William Coffee of Riddleton and Phillip and Lora Coffee of the Hogan’s Creek Community; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Ricky Harris and Joann and David Spivey, all of Riddleton.… Read More


Joseph Jean-Guy Trudel

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Joseph Jean-Guy Trudel, 69, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 4, 2002.
Trudel was born Dec. 14, 1932, in St. Ludger Quebec, Canada, to Jean-Baptiste Trudel and Marieann Belgarde Trudel.
He had been a tree surgeon and carpenter.
Trudel was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Lorraine Lecouffe Trudel of Sparta; children, Jeanne Marie Trudel Winfield of Murfreesboro, Michael Joseph Trudel of Cookeville, Stephen John Trudel of Sparta and Robin Guy Trudel of Livingston; one brother, Jules Trudel of Durommondville Quebec, Canada; two sisters, Jeanne Spiller of Florida and Aline Michaud of LacMegantic Quebec, Canada; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
A memorial mass … Read More


Horace Gaines “Red” Lawson

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Horace Gaines “Red” Lawson, 79, of Centerline, Mich. formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2002.
Lawson was born Nov. 24, 1923, to James C. “Jim” and Cindy Etta Cunningham Lawson.
He was retired from the U. S. Marine Corps and had served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Lawson was also retired from Ford Motor Company.
Lawson was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Carrie Abney Lawson; three brothers, Gordon B. Lawson, James Earl Lawson and Virgil Lee Lawson; and one sister, Jane Lawson Hogan.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Lawson of Centerline, Mich.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Christine and Clyde Warrington, … Read More


Sue Phifer Savage

Posted by | December 5, 2002 12:00 am

Sue Phifer Savage, 82, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Savage was born Jan. 18, 1920, in White County, to Eddie W. Phifer and Vernie Mason Phifer.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Savage was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Phifer.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Savage of Doyle; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Brock of Sparta; two sisters, Ellen Wendling of Doyle and Kathleen Sparkman of Baxter; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Janette Phifer of Sparta; two grandsons and their spouses, Terry and Marsha Brock and Tim and Gena Brock all of Sparta; … Read More


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