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


Fencing is the name of the game

Posted by | November 27, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Hard work and determination has been the backbone of America since the day the Pilgrims first set foot on Plymouth Rock. With the combination of strong-willed family bloodlines and a supportive wife, Mike Cloyd has watched his dream become reality, with the initiation of Cloyd’s Fencing.
Cloyd, 34, had been working at Fleetguard for 14 years, and he enjoyed his job. However, in the last few years, he realized he wanted more than being confined to an inside job. He had attempted to secure other positions in the area. “I would always make the final cut and make it down to the final two or … CONTINUED


Riding for the children

Posted by | November 27, 2002 12:00 am

Landon Dickerson
For the last few years now Dan Lafever has been riding his Harley with a purpose.
He and his friends make up the family-oriented Cumberland Valley Harley Riders, and they have been supporting the local YMCA by riding for charity.
The project is appropriately labeled as “Toy Runs”, and they collect food, toys, and cash for those in need over the holiday season.
They also ride to support the Second Harvest Food Bank, which provides food for the elderly.
On average, they have about 50-75 riders. However, in good weather Lafever expects over 100.
The first year they encountered snow and the second some cold rain, … CONTINUED


Hunter resigns as assessor of property

Posted by | November 27, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Kathy Hunter, White County assessor of property, has officially tendered her resignation from her elected position, effective Dec. 27, 2002. Hunter recently turned in her resignation to Herd Sullivan, White County executive. According to Sullivan, Hunter is expected to move from the area. See Monday’s edition of The Expositor for details about Hunter’s career in service to the county and her plans for the future.


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