Willie Edd Swindell

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Willie Edd Swindell, 82, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 20, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Swindell was born May 4, 1919, in Winchester, to Isaac and Sara Nelson Swindell.
He had been an engineer at Chrysler Corporation for 30 years.
Swindell was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Goodwin Swindell.
Survivors include one daughter, Sonja Elaine Jenkins of Sparta; one granddaughter and spouse, Maleigha and Micky Greene; one grandson, Chad Jenkins; two great granddaughters, Michaela and MacKenzie Greene both of Sparta; one brother, Murrell Swindell of Mentor, Ohio; and two sisters, Annie Carter and Pearl McCoy both of Walling.
Services will be held at 10 … CONTINUED


WCHS makes early exit from tournament

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Sophomore Seth England made the Lebanon Blue Devils pay for double teaming Sam Agee.
England poured in a season high 25 points.
However, the Warriors still fell short by a score of 52-50 to bring the season to an end.
The Warriors’ overall record was 10-20.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite



Simmons injured after vehicle rolls

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a one vehicle accident on Womack Street early Friday morning. The vehicle had apparently rolled onto its top after avoiding a collision with an animal in the roadway. The driver, Candie A. Simmons, 20, of Sparta was transported to the local hospital with injuries. A toddler was also transported with Simmons, but no injuries were reported.
At approximately 7:27 a.m., Feb. 15, 2002, Deputy Darren Gongaware and Deputy John Haley of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the scene of the accident. According to the report, Simmons was traveling south on Womack Street in a 1983 Subaru.
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Golden Apple Award highlights 14 karat teachers

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
“Teachers do more in their lifetime to enhance and transform lives than almost any other profession,” said Suzanne Dickerson, Expositor Publisher. “White County is blessed to have some of the brightest, most dedicated and influential teachers in the state of Tennessee, and we want to honor them,”
In that light, The Expositor began the search for the 2002 Golden Apple Award recipient last December.
Each school chose one candidate from their group of professionals. In this issue of the Expositor, the list of nominees is published. Then, on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 26, those nominees will be honored at the White County High School. On that … CONTINUED


Cash suffers amputation in logging accident

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A warm and balmy Tuesday morning turned tragic for a White County man when a freak logging accident amputated his left leg.
According to the official report filed by Lt. Chad Dodson of the White County Sheriff’s Dept., Sam Cash of Sparta was logging in the Big Bottom community on Tuesday morning. James Hobbs was waiting for Cash to bring down some logs, which he was purchasing. Hobbs said he saw Cash come down the hill, slumped over the skidder. He said he did not see any logs on the skidder, and immediately knew something was wrong.
Hobbs stated Cash’s left leg had been amputated … CONTINUED


Stay in touch with friends and family: design a family web site

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

For busy families that want to stay in touch, a family Web site is a perfect solution. Easy to create and maintain, a family Web site is an easy way to share news of graduations, promotions, sports awards, dance recitals and more.
“Creating a Web site that reflects your family’s spirit and lifestyle can be wonderful project for the entire family. Every member can make a contribution,” says Jay Rinaldi of The New England Institute of Art & Communications Multimedia & Web Design department.
According to Rinaldi, most Internet providers offer Web space. Accessing that Web space depends on your service provider. For example, one provider has an … CONTINUED


Kyle Robinson

Posted by | February 18, 2002 12:00 am

Kyle Robinson, 29, of Smithville, passed away Feb. 14, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Robinson was a member of Spring Street The Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Erbie Robinson and Doc Redmon.
Survivors include his mother and step father, Patricia and David Redmon of Smithville; father and step mother, Bebo and Kay Robinson of Smithville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mark “Truck” and Kyra Robinson and Kevin Robinson all of Smithville; one step sister, Kim Miller of Lebanon; maternal grandmother, Lillian Rigsby of Smithville; paternal grandmother, Billie Robinson of Smithville; grandmother, Lou Redmon of Smithville; grandmother, Jeanette Young of Smithville, two nieces, Maggie … CONTINUED


James Curtis Womack

Posted by | February 18, 2002 12:00 am

James Curtis Womack, 67, of Warren County, passed away Feb. 16, 2002, at River Park Hospital.
Womack was born March 19, 1934, in Van Buren County to Clint Womack and Eula Clendenon Womack Hale.
He attended the Church of Christ and was a truck driver.
Womack was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Womack; one sister, Christene Hodges; and two grandchildren, Heath Delong and Doug Bouldin.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Womack of Spencer; two sons, Gary Womack and Jimmy Womack both of Spencer; five daughters, Shelba Gribble and Ann Hill both of McMinnville, Janey Bouldin of Bone Cave and Brenda Hillis and Tresa Worthington both … CONTINUED


Mattie Belle Prater Teeples

Posted by | February 18, 2002 12:00 am

Mattie Belle Prater Teeples, 88, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 15, 2002.
Teeples was born May 23, 1913, in White County, to Mal and Josie Seals Prater.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Teeples was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Clifford Teeples and one son, Beecher Teeples.
Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Lula and James Yates of Doyle, Barbara Selby, Polly Alverson and Wanda Brown and Buck Brown all of Sparta and Erma West of Cookeville; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Joel and Diana Teeples, Ray Teeples and Bobby Gene and Lucille Teeples all of Sparta and Junior Teeples of Florida; one brother, Carl … CONTINUED


Virginia Schmoll

Posted by | February 18, 2002 12:00 am

Virginia Schmoll, 73, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Feb. 12, 2002.
The family has chosen cremation and no services are planned. A memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Eaton and Brenda Petree both of Sparta; two sons, Richard Schmoll and Steven Schmoll both of Indiana; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and three sisters.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.


James L. Cope

Posted by | February 18, 2002 12:00 am

James L. Cope, 74, of Rutherford County, passed away Feb. 17, 2002.
Cope was born May 12, 1927, in Van Buren County, to Milus Cope and Maggie Hickerson Cope.
He attended the Church of Christ and was retired from DeZurik and Powermatic. Cope was a veteran and a member of VFW Post 5060 and American Legion Post 173.
Cope was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Clandin Burns; and one brother, Donald Cope.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Carmack Cope of Spencer; two sons, Harold Cope and Floyd Cope both of Spencer; one daughter, Kathleen Epperson of Michigan; seven grandchildren, Angel Epperson and Melinda Epperson both … CONTINUED


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