Monthly Archives: February 2016

Taste of Home tickets may now be purchased at The Expositor

Posted on February 18, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Effective Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, tickets for the March 8, 2016, Taste of Home Cooking School may be purchased at The Expositor. You may use a debit card, a credit card, cash or check. Tickets may also still be purchased on line by clicking here. The event is 7-9 p.m., at White County Agriculture Building, 564 Hale St. in Sparta. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets. Doors open at 4 p.m. for reserved seating and 5 p.m. for general admission. Tickets will be available at the door, if the event doesn’t sell out.

Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu.

This year’s corporate sponsor is … CONTINUED

Judy Gail Smartt

Posted on February 18, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Judy Gail Smartt, 71, Sparta resident and Warren County, native, passed away Feb. 18, 2016, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 28, 1944, the daughter of Everett Lee Dunlap and Wilma Hillis Dunlap

Ms. Smartt was a retired employee with the Carrier Corporation and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was a faithful mother and grandmother, always placing the needs of her family first. She loved family gatherings where everyone would gather around traditional holiday meals. She never traveled much nor was she a worldly person, but she made our world perfect by being in it. We trust now that her … CONTINUED

Shirley Faye Dodson Sapp

Posted on February 18, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Shirley Faye Dodson Sapp, 67, of Sparta, passed from this life on Feb. 17, 2016, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Born April 18, 1948, in Van Buren County, she was the daughter of Lonnie Dodson and Dolly Rowlett Dodson.

Mrs. Sapp was a Proverbs 31 woman. “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”

She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt to a long line of nieces and nephews. She loved and was loved by many other family members and friends.

Mrs. Sapp was a faithful member of East Sparta Church of God, serving … CONTINUED

Chamber hosts “Wake up White County” event at YMCA

Posted on February 18, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Several Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce members, as well as members of the Chamber’s board of directors, took part in “Wake up White County,” at 7:30 a.m., Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016, which was hosted by the Sparta-White County YMCA. Food was provided by Foglight Foodhouse. The special speaker was Laton Key, who is the White County chair for White County Highlands Fitness Challenge, which begins March 1 and runs through May 31. The fitness challenge is a friendly competition for area/businesses/organization to demonstrate their employees’ fitness and community involvement. The competition encourages any kind of physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes per day, five days a … CONTINUED

SHATTERED playing at The Blue Building on McMinnville Highway

Posted on February 18, 2016 1:01 pm by

The band SHATTERED will be playing a dance/concert at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at The Blue Building, 3069 McMinnville Highway, in Sparta. This is a non-smoking event and is open to all ages. The cost is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Expositor Inquires

Posted on February 18, 2016 9:09 am by


Posted on February 18, 2016 9:09 am by

Saturday, Feb. 27

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009

UDC meeting

Posted on February 18, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will meet at noon, Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in the upper level of Putnam County Library. Please contact (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.

Lucille Brock

Posted on February 18, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lucille Brock, 86, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 16, 2016, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Born March 23, 1929, she was the daughter of Archie Smith and Hettie Reeves Smith.

Mrs. Brock was a member of DeRossett Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, Thaddus Ray “Tad” Brock; grandson, Stephen Maples; brothers, Richard Smith, Joseph Smith, Franklin Smith, Donald Smith; and sister, Mary Smith.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Faye G’Fellers, of Crossville, Jane Bennett and husband Ron, of Sparta; son, Danny Brock and wife Gwen, of Sparta; sisters, Jeanie Guidara, of Sparta, Anna Sanders, of Sanford, … CONTINUED

Early voting in progress

Posted on February 18, 2016 6:06 am by


Polls are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.


Feb. 10-23


8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday

9 a.m.-noon, Saturday

Closed Mon., Feb. 15, for Presidents’ Day


White County Courthouse

1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215

Jane Roberts Fruge

Posted on February 18, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jane Roberts Fruge, 38, passed away Feb. 15, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.

She was born Nov. 24, 1977, in Cookeville. She was the daughter of Clarence Vaughn Roberts and Brenda Joyce Ward Roberts Rich.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Vaughn Roberts, and grandmother, Gladys Marie Ward.

Survivors include fiancé, Christopher Vaughn; children, Sadie Shantayal Renee Roberts, Bryanna Renee Fruge, Kimberly Fruge, Gabriel Fruge; sisters, Tonya Michelle Dooley, Mary Cauley, Chertyle Sailors; brother, C.J. Roberts; brothers-in-law, Tom Vaughn, Bruce Cauley Michael Dooley; sisters-in- law, Autumn Vaughn, Tiffany Vaughn; nieces, Andrea Lee Rogers, Lindsey Cauley, Kayla Seals, Bethany Roberts, Paige Roberts; and nephews, … CONTINUED

Bobby Joe Kirby

Posted on February 18, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bobby Joe Kirby, age 64 of Sparta, passed away Feb. 17, 2016, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m., Feb. 20, 2016, at Sparta Church of God of Prophecy. There will be no visitation prior to the service.



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