G.E.D. graduation held at WCMS

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds gathered in the cafetorium at White County Middle School on Sunday to participate in the G.E.D. graduation ceremonies. After months of determination, 79 individuals were awarded their diplomas for the 2002 school year, with 39 choosing to participate in the ceremonies.
See Thursday’s edition of The Expositor for more photos.
Photo by Kim Swindell Wood


Emergency services workers honored

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“It’s something I’ve always been good at, helping people,” said Omega Brown, a paramedic with White County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS).
“When you do a job and you do it well, you know your patient will have a better outcome from the care you gave them.”
For Brown and other paramedics and emergency workers across the nation, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be celebrated May 19-25 to honor their occupations.
“This year’s EMS Week honors the rescuers and medical teams who answered the call to the World Trade Center and Pentagon rescue efforts, and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their … Read More


Evening raid uncovers meth lab

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
On Saturday evening at approximately 9 p.m., Deputy Jeremiah Lintz led a team of White County deputies, who comprised a S.E.R.T. team, to execute a search warrant at 133 Vaughn Lane in White County.
According to reports, structures at the address consisted of a trailer and outbuildings, and Lintz reported the first persons with which he came into contact at the residence were Tracy L. Whittenburg and Keith L. Brown, the alleged residents of 133 Vaughn Lane. The two subjects were taken into custody and Lintz reported additional persons at the residence as two males and one female.
During a search of the residence and suspects, … Read More


Bertha L. Morris

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Bertha L. Morris, 90, of Cookeville, passed away May 10, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville.
Morris was born March 20, 1912, in Overton County, to Bill and Bell Thompson Webb.
She attended Cookeville Assembly of God.
Morris was a homemaker.
Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erve Morris; daughter, Maxine Morris; great granddaughter, Megan Nicole Morris; brother, Charlie Webb and one sister, Bessie Flatt.
Survivors include seven sons and daughters-in-law; Richard and Jo Morris; Kenneth and Faye Morris; Calvin and Ruth Morris; and David and Betty Morris, all of Cookeville; Charlie and Charlene Morris; Eugene and Priscilla Morris; and Bruce and Dorothy Morris, … Read More


Ella Mae Alvis

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Ella Mae Alvis, 66, passed away May 11, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Alvis was born August 12, 1935, in Buffalo Valley, to Oscar Hancock and Ruby Rittenberry Smith.
She was a retired factory worker.
Alvis was preceded in death by
her parents; daughter, Ruby Summer; two brothers, Johnny and Charlie Hancock; two sisters, Flossie High and Irene Ramsey.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Rittenberry of Sparta; one son, Loyd Alvis of Cestalian Springs; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue Brindlay of Gordonsville; two brothers, Harold H. Hancock of Monterey; and J.B. Hancock of Baxter; one uncle, Virgil Rittenberry of Sparta; 10 grandchildren and five great … Read More


Edna Hudgens Moore

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Edna Hudgens Moore, 90, passed away May 12, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Moore was born May 12, 1912,
to A. Keaton Hudgens and Mattie Martin Hudgens.
She was a homemaker.
Moore was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Quinton Moore.
Survivors include one son, Gordon Moore of Sparta; two sisters, Ruby Byrd and Marian K. Hudgens both of Rossville, Ga.
Services were held at 10 a.m., May 15, 2002, Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Corinth Cemetery. Bro. Mark Farley will officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Pauline Whitson Moore

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Pauline Whitson Moore, 85, passed away May 13, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Moore was born November 11, 1916, to Arthur & Emma Shipley Whitson.
She was a housewife.
Moore was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Byrd Moore of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Fred Hitchcock of Sparta; two grandchildren, Lea Hitchcock and Jessie Hitchcock both of Sparta; two sisters, Dorothy Heady and Lema Clouse both of Sparta; and one brother, Comer Whitson of Sparta.
Services were held at 1 p.m., May 15, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Robinson Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Angel officiated.
Hunter Funeral


Flora Elene Mooneyham Myers

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Flora Elene Mooneyham Myers, 77, passed away May 12, 2002, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Myers was born April 3, 1925, to Dedrick Roberts and Comer Lee Dodson in White County.
She was a homemaker.
Myers was preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie Clay Mooneyham; two sons, Clayton Mooneyham and Ted Mooneyham; step son, Buford Myers; three sisters, Nallie Lee Keener, Marthie Ellen and Lula Ruth Roberts; one son-in-law, Lloyd Burgess; and several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her husband, Cebert Myers of McMinnville; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Helen and Sam Brock of Sparta; Alma Burgess of Crossville; Lucille and Tony Boyd of McMinnville; … Read More


Mattie J. Maynard

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Mattie J. Maynard, 77, passed away May 5, 2002, in McMinnville.
Maynard was born October 15, 1924, to Hascal and Massie Bouldin.
She was a housewife and a resident of Spencer.
Maynard was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Bud Maynard; father, Hascal Bouldin; and mother, Massie Bouldin.
Survivors include one daughter, Vivian Karschner of Spencer; one son, Ricky Lee Maynard of Spencer; one brother, John L. Bouldin of Spencer; one grandson, Jimmy Karschner of Spencer; one granddaughter, Angela Madewell of Spencer; also two other grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m., May 7, 2002, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel … Read More


Robert “Bob” Browning

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Robert “Bob” Browning, 66, passed away May 9, 2002.
Browning was born in Cisco, Ill., July 21, 1935, to Orville LeRoy and Mildred Opal Sago Browning.
He was a member at Heavenly Host Lutheran Church and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Decatur, Ill.
Browning was a supervisor for Bridgestone-Firestone for 35 years and a resident of Walling.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Browning of Walling; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Mark L. Browning of Walling and Robert Michael and Lisa Browning of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Kim Browning of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Tom Browning … Read More


Tanning among the stars

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“We have completely remodeled the entire tanning salon,” said Todd Bohannon who, along with wife Sandra, owns and operates Sparta Video and Tanning on Bockman Way.
“We are open longer hours and we’re carrying more games and new movie releases.”
The Bohannons took over ownership of Sparta Video and Tanning in February, 2002, and Todd said the first task they undertook was the remodeling of the eight-room tanning salon.
Customers already had privacy when tanning and the
Bohannons wanted to add to their comfort.
“One other thing we’ve done is we’ve added a lot more tanning products,” said Todd, gesturing to a display case near the … Read More




‘Over the hill’ is just a state of mind

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
With a view from the hillside on the east side of town, NHC Healthcare of Sparta is more than just a ‘nursing home’. The facility that once housed the White County Hospital is now a beautifully renovated structure with accommodations to suit the needs of individuals who are no longer physically able to care for themselves. During National Nursing Home Week, visitors are welcome to stop by and take a tour of the facility and participate in the activities planned for the residents.
Misconceptions about nursing homes have led many individuals to view the ‘senior years’ as a dreaded part of life, but the management … Read More


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