Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jennifer Love Simmons

Posted on September 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jennifer Love Simmons, 66, beloved wife and mother, passed away Sept. 29, 2015, at her home in Quebeck.

She was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Harriman, to Robert Quentin Love and Fannie Lee Hester Love.

Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Love; a sister, Cricket Love; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Simmons Lauderdale; and a grandson, Brandon Sherrer.

Survivors include her husband, W.J. Simmons, of Quebeck; daughter, Evangelynn Thurber and husband Joey, of Cookeville; son, Micah Hardin and wife Shannon, of Silverdale, Washington; stepdaughter, Rachel Sisson, of Georgia; stepsons,

Jonathan Simmons, of Georgia, Benjamin Simmons and wife Candy, of Quebeck; sister, Joy York, of North Carolina; … CONTINUED

Jennifer Love Simmons

Posted on September 30, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jennifer Love Simmons, 66, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 29, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fox named WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on September 29, 2015 5:05 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The inaugural winner of the Gary Maxwell WCHS Scholar Athlete of the week is senior cross country runner, Caleb Fox.

During last Saturday’s meet at Sharp Springs in Smyrna, Fox finished third in the silver division of the race. His time of 17:05 set a new White County High School cross country record.

According to cross country coach, Mark Voyles, “Caleb ran the perfect race. We set times for his pace at the mile and 2-mile and he was under at each point. He has an incredible work ethic and is a pleasure to have on our team.”

See Thursday’s print edition for more details.

Norris charged with vandalism in Robert Sherrell Road shooting incident

Posted on September 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

The driver of a vehicle that suffered a gunshot wound after reportedly doing doughnuts in the yard of a Robert Sherrell Road residence has been arrested on several charges related to the incident. The driver, who has been identified as Roger Norris, age 22 of Crossville, was arrested and charged with vandalism of private property, vandalism of county property and DUI on Sept. 19. For more information on the incident, see Monday’s edition of The Expositor.

WCMS homecoming activities postponed

Posted on September 29, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County Middle School homecoming activities planned for before and during tonight’s game have been postponed until next Tuesday. As of now, tonight’s game is still on.

Make plans to attend Chamber event

Posted on September 29, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Susan Rosemary Cody Sherrell

Posted on September 29, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Susan Rosemary Cody Sherrell, 64, a resident of the DeRossett Community of White County, passed away Sept. 28, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Sherrell was born Oct. 3, 1950, in White County, to Clinton Eugene “Gene” Cody and Evelyn Emogene Vaughn Cody.

She was retired from Mallory Timers, a homemaker and a member of BonDeCroft Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Michael Cody; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Belle Sherrell.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Johnny Sherrell; son, Kelly Sherrell and wife Kristy; daughter, Robin Jolley and husband Chad; grandchildren, Casey Jolley, Madison Jolley, Kella Sherrell, Ashlee Sherrell; two … CONTINUED

Paychecks for Patriots at Leslie Town Center – 13 employers on-site

Posted on September 29, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thirteen Cookeville employers are assembling Thurs., Oct. 1, at Leslie Town Center, in Cookeville, for the fourth annual Paychecks for Patriots (P4P), a hiring event providing jobs to military veterans and their families.

To maximize meaningful job opportunities available at P4P, organizers required participating employers have only full-time positions (no self-employment, temporary, part-time, or educational prospects). Paychecks for Patriots is an event coordinated by Dollar General, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Military, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Examples of Cookeville employers Attending Paychecks for Patriots:

RE West

TransCor America

TN Dept of Transportation

Five Star Food Service

Averitt Express… CONTINUED

Jo Ann Trobaugh Passons

Posted on September 29, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jo Ann Trobaugh Passons, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 26, 2015.

She was born Jan. 30, 1938.

Mrs. Passons loved being with her family and had a great desire to look after others. She was a member of Findlay Church of Christ, in Sparta and enjoyed playing the organ and gardening.

She was in the banking profession more than 20 years before her retirement, serving as a manager for many years.

She was well liked by classmates and during her senior year was chosen as 1956 Homecoming Queen at White County High School. She was always smiling and kind and was a friend to all who knew … CONTINUED

Cookeville truck driver charged in fatal North Carolina crash

Posted on September 29, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A Cookeville truck driver has been charged in a fatal crash that occurred Sept 27, 2015, in North Carolina, which claimed the life of a 10-month-old boy and his parents.

Daughters of Confederacy

Posted on September 29, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will meet at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the upper level of the Putnam County Library. Please contact (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.




Tennessee has great pumpkins, no matter how you stack ’em

Posted on September 29, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennesseans can expect plentiful pumpkins, gourds and winter squash this year.

Round, bright orange Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins are still popular for Halloween carving, but increasing numbers of colorful heirloom pumpkins, which are also edible, may be stealing the show.

Traditional cooking pumpkin varieties like the blue Australian or Jarrahdale pumpkin, the neon orange Cinderella pumpkin and the pinkish Long Island cheese pumpkin tend to be relatively flat. Their bold, unusual colors also make them trendy favorites for stacking on doorsteps in autumn tableaus, making them a smart choice no matter how they’re displayed.

Tennessee pumpkin growers weathered a challenging growing season with cool, wet conditions, but ended with ideal … CONTINUED

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