Lynn reunion

Posted by | September 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Sunday, Oct. 8

Who: Lynn family and friends

What: Reunion

When: Lunch at noon

Where: Sparta Civic Center

Rotary Club BBQ

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:59 am

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: Rotary Club of Sparta

What: Jack Mitchell Rotary Barbeque (Tickets are $25 for two people; see any Rotary Club member to purchase tickets prior to event)

When: 6 p.m.

Where: White County Fair Agriculture Complex

Enchanted story time

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:55 am

Saturday, Sept. 30

Who: The Mad Raven Coffee and Books

What: Enchanted story time (Tickets are $10 per child and may be purchased by calling The Mad Raven or the contact number below; funds raised from this event will support participation expenses for White County High School cheerleader Anna Ervin who received a bid from the Universal Cheer Association to represent Warrior Cheer in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade)

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (story times at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.); enjoy a meet and greet and photo-op with princess-themed activities and refreshments before and after the readings.

Where: The Mad Raven, 255 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta… Read More

Swindell reunion

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:51 am

Saturday, Sept. 23

Who: Swindell family and friends

What: Reunion (bring covered dish)

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Joe Grant Griffin

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:46 am

Joe Grant Griffin, 64, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Griffin was born Nov. 18, 1952, in White County, to Erbie Griffin and Bytha Jane Brymer Griffin.

He was a former employee at Moeller Marine and was a longtime member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Janice Griffin; two sons, Bryan (Kim) Griffin, Kelly Griffin; daughter, Kayla Griffin; two stepchildren: Michelle Lago, Robert Lago; grandchildren, Brittany Randolph, Brandon Randolph, Keely Griffin, Alexis Griffin, Joshua Lago, Hailee Lago, Cara Lago; great-grandchildren, Jaxson Russell Ward, Airelle Rose Lago; sister, Virginia Ann Anderson; and brother, Richard … Read More

Yard sale

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:24 am

Yard sale (behind The Expositor, in parking lot)

6:30 a.m.-?

Saturday Sept. 23

34 West Bockman Way

Tools. Big Boy 4-wheeler, plus size clothes, men’s

XL, boys shoes, women’s shoes, sheets, tablecloths, curtains, dishes , collectible angels, movies, DVDs, and lots more!

Discover Sparta 2017

Posted by | September 19, 2017 11:22 am

Sparta and White County, as well as the surrounding area, is filled with beauty beyond compare and numerous attractions that continually draw people from all over the country to the heart of the Upper Cumberland. Discover Sparta is a compilation of all those things that make this a great place to live, work and play.

View magazine: Discover Sparta 2017

Kenneth Virgle McCormick

Posted by | September 19, 2017 8:27 am

Kenneth Virgle McCormick, 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. McCormick was born June 17, 1944, in White County, to Beecher Virgle McCormick and Cora Kate Wilmoth McCormick.

He served 28 years with Sparta Police Department and retired as a lieutenant uniform commander.   He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

Mr. McCormick was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Lane McCormick.

Survivors include his wife, Jonna Faye Dickerson McCormick, of Sparta; son, Kenneth Wayne McCormick, of Sparta; brothers, Gordon Lane (Sue) McCormick, of Sparta, Donald McCormick, of Nolensville; and several nieces … Read More

George Junior Brymer

Posted by | September 19, 2017 7:57 am

George Junior Brymer, 81, passed away Sept. 15, 2017.

Mr. Brymer was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Spencer, to Carl Brymer and Cleo Simmons Brymer.

He was a member of the Spencer Church of God and the Van Buren County Rescue Squad and had worked in timber most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeff Brymer; granddaughter, Kayleigh Armstrong; and sister, Estell Brymer.

Survivors include his wife, Evie Hale Brymer; son, Jerry (Jodi) Brymer; daughters, Mary (Wayne) Drake, Tina (Richard) Smothers; sisters, Margaret (Harold) Scott, Beatrice Mitchell; brothers, Edward, Carl (Heather), Buster (Dot), Willard (Ann), Houston (Betty), Jimmy (Debbie), Larry Dale … Read More

Jeannette Harville Stewart

Posted by | September 19, 2017 7:48 am

Jeannette Harville Stewart, 79, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Stewart was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Plant City, Florida, to Quinnie P. Harville and Sofia Thompson Harville.

She owned a daycare for children and was a homemaker. She was an avid reader.

Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold C. Stewart; a daughter, Sophia Lynn Smothers; and a sister Elizabeth Harville.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Farahani, of California, Melinda Smothers and Larry Neely, of Sparta; son, Rick Smothers and wife Tina, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Sheena Farahani, Shaheen Farahani, both of California, … Read More

Helen Elaine Walker Hodge

Posted by | September 19, 2017 7:41 am

Helen Elaine Walker Hodge, 44, of Sparta, passed from this life, on Sept. 16, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Hodge was born Aug. 11, 1973, in Smithville. She was the daughter of Harold Young and Janice Brymer Young.

She is survived by her children, Terri Hodge (Morris), Courtney Walker, and Casey Walker, and special friend, Charles Green, all of Sparta.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., Sept. 18, 2017, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Young Cemetery. Dewey Young officiated.

Pallbearers were Dillon Frazier, Casey Walker, J.T. Randolph, Jackie Brown, and Austin Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Miller, Tyler Mille, and Dillon Sims.

Oak Lawn … Read More

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