Quebeck residents angry about recent dumpster removal

Posted by | November 21, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“There are couches, refrigerators and stoves dumped all along the roadway,” said Jerry Thacker, resident of Quebeck. “As soon as the county executive was elected, our dumpsters were pulled. I’m telling you, something’s not right in the system.”
Thacker appeared before county commissioners on Monday night and was angry about the removal of the dumpsters from the Quebeck-Walling area.
Residents of the area have been waiting for the county commission’s decision about building a convenience center. However, the budget committee has said there is no money available to construct the site.
“It’s not right, and it’s not fair,” continued Thacker. “I know the dumpsters were … CONTINUED


Two Sparta youth die in crash

Posted by | November 21, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Two Sparta teens lost their lives in a one-vehicle collision on Bon Air mountain Monday.
Charles Mansour, 16, and Mackinszy Simpson, 12, both of Sparta, lost their lives after their 1998 Ford Contour crashed into a tree beside Coal Bank Road on Monday evening.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:05 p.m. According to the report by
Trooper Michael Jolley, the Contour was traveling west on Coal Bank Road, going around a curve. As it approached the intersection of Flatt Rock Road and Coal Bank Road, the vehicle ran off the road on the left-hand side.
It then went through a chain link fence … CONTINUED


Tour group takes locals to Alaska

Posted by | November 21, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Suzanne and Mike Dickerson stopped to get a photo of the cruise ship in Ketchikan, Alaska on which they traveled throughout Alaska.
See more photos in the Nov. 21 edition of The Expositor.


Kenneth Ray Cope

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Kenneth Ray Cope, 70, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 13, 2002, at Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Cope was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Van Buren County to Milas Cope and Maggie Hickerson Cope.
He attended a Church of Christ and had been self-employed.
Cope was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Cope and James Cope and one sister, Claudine Burns.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail Muciek of McMinnville; one son, Michael Cope of Spencer; one brother, Charles Cope of Spencer; five grandchildren, Stacey Floyd of McMinnville, Justin Boyd of Murfreesboro, Jordan Boyd of Cookeville and Amanda Dunlap and K.C. Cope both of Spencer; one great grandchild, Kayden … CONTINUED


Clennie Clinton Huddleston

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Clennie Clinton Huddleston, 87, of Sparta, formerly of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 16, 2002.
Huddleston was born April 12, 1915, in Putnam County, to Jordan David and Mary Price Huddleston.
Huddleston served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he received five Battle Stars. He was the retired assistant district director of the Small Business Administration in Columbia, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Barnett Mitchell Huddleston.
Survivors include three sons, David Clennie Huddleston and Frank James Huddleston both of Columbia, S. C. and Joe Barnett Huddleston of Franklin and two grandchildren, Tracy Wyman and John Wyman.
Services will be … CONTINUED


Hubert H. Scott

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Hubert H. Scott, 74, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at Cumberland Medical Center.
Scott was born Sept. 8, 1928, in White County, to Marion and Lassie Prater Scott.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lynn; one sister, Jennie Detharidge; and four brothers, Burl Scott, James Scott, Joe Scott and Tom Scott.
Survivors include eight grandchildren, Kristy Scott, Tony Scott, Jonathon Yott, Jamie Yott, Michael Scott, Chad Scott, Cody Scott and Tracy Witt; six great grandchildren, Justin Yott, Taylor Yott, Anna Yott, Nathan Thomas, Roger Witt and Lonnie Witt; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be … CONTINUED


Ruth Hutson Brown McNeal

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Ruth Hutson Brown McNeal, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
McNeal as born Dec. 22, 1929, in Putnam County, to Lemon Alva and Winnie Leona Guider Hutson.
She had been a restaurant owner.
McNeal was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert McNeal of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Heather Brown of South Glen Falls, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kay and Roger Roome of Arab, Ala.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Rubie Greene of Edgewater, Fla., Louise Stacy of Painesville, Ohio, and Dimple and William Austin Mullican of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, … CONTINUED


Dallas Harland Smith

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dallas Harland Smith, 64, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2002.
Smith was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Harland and Betty Allan Smith.
He had been a diesel mechanic.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis V. Smith; and one great grandson, Austin Rice.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Ruth Smith of Sparta; three sons, Greg Smith and Gerald Smith both of Michigan and Gene Parton of Sparta; two brothers, Gerald Smith and Allan Smith both of Michigan; two sisters, Karen Arthur of Kentucky and Sue Smith of Michigan; step mother, Grace Smith of Michigan; special brother-in-law, John Arthur; three grandchildren; … CONTINUED


Elsie A. Rascoe

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Elsie A. Rascoe, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Rascoe was born June 22, 1917, in Missouri, to Williams F. and Myrtle A. Adams Helterbrand.
She had been a clerk.
Rascoe was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Rascoe and one son.
Survivors include a special friend, Robert Wright of McMinnville; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Rascoe of Conyers, Ga.; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 17, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Perry Clayton and Roy Dyer officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Daisy Lydia Sullivan Davis

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Daisy Lydia Sullivan Davis, 69, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 15, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Davis was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Van Buren County, to Henry and Oma Williams Sullivan.
She was retired from Red Kap Industries.
Davis was preceded in death by her husband, George Donald Davis and one son, Jerry Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Davis and Randall Eugene Davis both of Sparta; one brother, Sammy Sullivan of Spencer; two sisters, Barbara Potter of Spencer and Bonnie Bohannon of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 16, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in … CONTINUED


Cleo Curtis Anderson

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Cleo Curtis Anderson, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 14, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville.
Anderson was born April 16, 1912, in Overton County, to David Arthur and Vina Fleming Curtis.
She attended Burgess Falls Baptist Church. Anderson had been a homemaker and employed in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as a department store sales clerk.
Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Anderson; four brothers, Haskell Curtis, Paskell Curtis, John H. Curtis and William Howard Curtis; and two sisters, Mary Beulah Brown and Lula Moore.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Harold Leonard of Sparta and Wanda and Jack Gregory of … CONTINUED


Nolen Troy Gilreath

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Nolen Troy Gilreath, 55, of Hillsboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 15, 2002.
Gilreath was born May 9, 1947, in Putnam County, to William Melton Gilreath and Evelena Carter Gilreath.
He had been employed with Batesville Casket Company for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Virginia Wilder Gilreath of Hillsboro; three children, Lonnie Gilreath of McMinnville, Jeffrey Gilreath of Hillsboro and Karen Steele of Keith Springs; seven grandchildren, Becca Gilreath, Jonathan Gilreath, Kayla Meers, Candace Meers, Justin Gilreath, Ryan Steele and Magen Steele; six brothers, Porter Gilreath of Brookwood, George Gilreath of LaFayette, Bobby Gilreath of Crossville, William Gilreath of Cookeville and Paul Gilreath … CONTINUED


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