William Glenn “Buddy” Williams

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

William Glenn “Buddy” Williams, 64, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002.
Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Steele Williams; one son, Willie Williams; his parents, Rosie and Bill Williams, and two sisters, Ruby Johnson and Linda Goodwin.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Selina and Terry Bailey of Sparta; four sisters, Alleen Leonard of Cookeville, Willene Gunter of Nashville, Cindy Rogers of Sparta and Mary Howell of Spencer; three brothers, Tommy Williams, Johnny Williams and Donnie Williams all of Sparta; three aunts, Mary Patton Clinton, Rachel Broyles of Red Bank and Geraldine Arnold of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Bailey, Terry Bailey … CONTINUED


William Clyde Mullican

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

William Clyde Mullican, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 28, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mullican was born April 11, 1912, in White County, to William and Rosa Lou Hudgens Mullican.
He had been a farmer.
Mullican was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Odessa Jones Mullican of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, William Austin and Dimple Mullican of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanna and Rev. Don Bailey of Dover; one sister, Jewell Pitman of Sparta; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in … CONTINUED


Susie P. Frasier

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Susie P. Frasier, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Frasier was born June 16, 1919, in White County, to Charlie H. and Cassie Glasner Payne.
She had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Frasier was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; and sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Frasier of Sparta; two daughters, Sandra Lee Brown of Nashville and Bobbie Sue Cude of Sparta; three brothers, Charles Payne, Bill Payne and Clifford “Buddy” Payne all of Sparta; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 1, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with … CONTINUED


Carolyn Ann Emerton Johnson

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Carolyn Ann Emerton Johnson, 46, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002.
Johnson was born Oct. 27, 1956, in White County, to Tandy C. and Reba Jo Parks Emerton.
She was a retired nurse.
Johnson was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, David Ray Johnson of Sparta; one daughter, Patricia Dashnaw of Sparta; two brothers, Junior Emerton and Lonnie Emerton both of Sparta; father, Tandy C. Emerton of Sparta; two step sons, Joseph Johnson and John Frasier both of Sparta; two step sisters, Patricia Burks and Wendy Anderson both of Sparta; four grandchildren, Zachary, Joah, Logan and Taylor; and one step grandchild.
Services were … CONTINUED


Frank Cyler Marshall

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Frank Cyler Marshall, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Marshall was born June 15, 1931, in Shreveport, La., to Carlton Herman and Velma Louise Whittle Marshall.
He was disabled.
Marshall was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, “Red” Marshall.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Royce Lee and Gene Jackson of Williston; three grandchildren, Angela Austin, Justin Bing and Gabriel Bing; three step grandchildren, Cora Jo Jackson, Mindy Jackson and Jennifer Jackson; 11 great grandchildren; and special friends, Elva Smith of Williston and the Clarence Leonard family of Sparta.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Nov. 30, 2002, … CONTINUED


Sue Phifer Savage

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Sue Phifer Savage, 82, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Savage was born Jan. 18, 1920, in White County, to Eddie W. Phifer and Vernie Mason Phifer.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Savage was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Phifer.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Brock of Sparta; two sisters, Ellen Wendling of Doyle and Kathleen Sparkman of Baxter; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Janette Phifer of Sparta; two grandsons and their spouses, Terry and Marsha Brock and Tim and Gena Brock all of Sparta; and three great grandchildren, Terri Michelle … CONTINUED


James E. Brewer

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

James E. Brewer, 57, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 30, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Brewer was born April 8, 1945, in Putnam County, to Claude and Betty Harris Brewer.
He was retired from Norwalk.
Brewer was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Brewer of Sparta; one daughter, Denise Shirley of Kentucky; two step daughters and their spouses, Patricia and Keith Holcomb of Walling and Lisa and Donald Trusty of Lacassas; three step sons and their spouses, Marvin and Missy Billings of Quebeck, Jackie and Angie Billings of Baxter and Barry and Tammy Howard of Doyle; one brother, Jimmy Brewer of Cookeville; … CONTINUED


Elmer Lee “Toots” Herd

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Elmer Lee “Toots” Herd, 79, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2002, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Herd was born May 14, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph Edward and Lucy Denny Herd.
He was retired from self-employment with Cumberland Valley Shows.
Herd was preceded in death by his wife, Clata Moore Herd; his parents; and two brothers, Charles Herd and James Herd.
Survivors include one son, Jack Herd of Nashville; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lucy and Jim Barnes of Dunlap; one grandchild, Gene Clayton Barnes of Nashville; one sister-in-law, Willie Davis of Cookeville; and special friend, Lenora Green of Sparta.
Services will be held … CONTINUED


Christmas Tour of Homes to benefit music department

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
If walking through a holiday wonderland of decorations and being serenaded with favorite Christmas tunes sounds like the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon, make plans on Dec. 8, 2002, 2-4:30 p.m., to tour some of White County’s most beautiful homes, which will be adorned with all the goodies of the holiday season.
The White County High School Music Department will be sponsoring the tour, with proceeds benefiting the department. Sean Powell, band director, along with Terri Dickerson, choir director, are looking forward to the holiday event, which has been reprised after numerous requests for the tour.
According to Dickerson, several White Countians had … CONTINUED


Hunter thanks White Countians as she seeks new path in life

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“I want to thank the people of White County for placing their trust in me for the past 11 years,” said Kathy Hunter, who recently resigned as assessor of property for White County. “All my love and gratitude go out to them.”
Hunter, who has recently remarried, spoke with The Expositor during a telephone interview Sunday from her new residence in Alabama. “I have been very blessed by the citizens of White County, but sometimes a person comes to a crossroads in their life where life-changing decisions have to be made.”
Hunter was appointed by the White County Commission to the position of assessor of … CONTINUED


O’Conner dismisses jail administrator

Posted by | December 2, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Since he was sworn into office as Sheriff of White County on Sept. 1, 2002, James O’Conner has experienced some of the biggest challenges of his life. He said he likes to take his time to evaluate all aspects of a situation before making any decisions, and O’Conner followed his usual plan of strategy before the recent dismissals of jail administrator and corrections supervisor, P.J. Hardy and Lt. Darren Parsons, assistant.
According to informed sources, O’Conner had dismissed Hardy and Parsons after allegations of two corrections officers assaulting an inmate. O’Conner told The Expositor, the incident was not the catalyst for the firing of Hardy … CONTINUED


Ralph B. Orris

Posted by | November 27, 2002 12:00 am

Ralph B. Orris, 75, of Quebeck, passed away Nov. 25, 2002.
Orris was born March 8, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to Wilber W. Orris and Nancy Eshelmen Orris.
He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Orris was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters, including, David Orris, Virnon Orris, Herbert Orris, Lucille Porter, Mary Shattuck and Dorothy Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Swack Orris of Quebeck; children, Stanley Ray Orris, Patricia Lynn Orris Latham, both of Cookeville, and Mark Roger Orris of Cookeville; brothers and sisters, Helen Buyce, Jean Elfrink Robert Orris and Pearl Slook, all of Michigan, and Warren Orris, of Florida; grandchildren, … CONTINUED


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