Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | September 16, 2019 8:16 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Billy G. Howell

Posted by | September 16, 2019 8:06 am

Billy G. Howell, 86, of Chattanooga and formerly of Sparta, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Ruth, on Sept. 14, 2019.

He was the son of the late Roy Howell and Stella LaFever Howell.

Mr. Howell was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded three Purple Hearts. He was a retired salesman, most notably with C. Woody Pratt, in Chattanooga, a distributor of Tom’s Chips and snacks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Howell, and a brother, Donald Howell.

Family members left to cherish his memory include his son Ricky (Gina) Howell; daughter, Vicky … CONTINUED

Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | September 15, 2019 11:12 am

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich

Veterans Museum of White County

Posted by | September 15, 2019 7:11 am

Veterans Museum of White County, located in the American Legion Building, on Liberty Square, in Sparta, is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday; or by special request. For more information call the Veterans Service Office at (931) 836-3595.

Onna Mae Howard Smith

Posted by | September 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Onna Mae Howard Smith, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2019, at her residence, just 12 days after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 2, 1919, in White County, to Quill Howard and Hattie Adcock Howard.

She was married to Herbert L. Smith, who precedes her in death.

Mrs. Smith was a proud member of Macedonia the Baptist Church. She worked in a shirt factory and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her sister, Evie Howard Gribble.

She is lovingly survived by her son, Roger (Jewell) Smith, of Sparta; granddaughter, Tammy (Mark) Howard, of … CONTINUED

Evelyn Louise Hensley Youngman

Posted by | September 14, 2019 2:18 pm

Evelyn Louise Hensley Youngman, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 13, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Youngman was born May 21, 1938, in White County, to James Hensley and Myrtle Mae Presley Hensley

She worked for the State of Kansas Department of Elderly Care while she lived in Wichita, Kansas.

Mrs. Youngman was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John DeWayne Youngman; three daughters, Teressa Glover, Vickey Shrumm, Shirley Stewart; two sons, Danny Glover, Keith Herbstrieth; grandchild, Shannon Wallburn; and four sisters, Bruce Eller Hensley, Carolyn Hensley Pittman, Juanita Tallent, and Faye Hensley.

Survivors include her sister, Wanda Hensley; two brothers, Roger Hensley, Jim “Robert” Hensley and … CONTINUED

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