‘Over the hill’ is just a state of mind

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
With a view from the hillside on the east side of town, NHC Healthcare of Sparta is more than just a ‘nursing home’. The facility that once housed the White County Hospital is now a beautifully renovated structure with accommodations to suit the needs of individuals who are no longer physically able to care for themselves. During National Nursing Home Week, visitors are welcome to stop by and take a tour of the facility and participate in the activities planned for the residents.
Misconceptions about nursing homes have led many individuals to view the ‘senior years’ as a dreaded part of life, but the management … CONTINUED


Raised on a Civil War pension

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Mike Dickerson
Tillie Cardwell is a rarity, one of probably very few people still living who was raised on a Civil War pension.
Cardwell, 91, is best known around Sparta for her work at the Oldham Theatre, that she and her husband James operated for about 50 years. However, another interesting chapter in her life is her connection to the Civil War.
She was born Martha Matilda Nelson on December 21, 1910, to Matthew and Rebecca Nelson. Rebecca was born in 1865 and was 45 years old when Tillie was born. Matthew, on the other hand, born in 1841, was 69 years of age.
Matthew had been married … CONTINUED


Fire strikes three times in three days

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities from the State Fire Marshall’s Office in Nashville are investigating a fire at the residence of John E. Lewis at 105 North Carter Street. Firefighters were called to the residence several times, the latest incident yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:15 p.m. “When firemen arrived, they found the fire had started in the front bedroom on a mattress,” said Sgt. Jeff Hutson of the Sparta Police Dept.
The fires began at approximately 11:55 a.m., Monday. The Sparta Fire Dept. responded to the structure fire and found smoke showing when they arrived and firefighters extinguished the blaze. The first fire had burned through the basement ceiling into … CONTINUED


Judd joins changing scene in music business

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“Major label royalty payouts are never what they seem,” wrote Moses Avalon, a multi-platinum record producer, music business consultant, music industry activist and author of Confessions of a Record Producer. “Sure, you’re advanced a large sum of money, but everything the company spends on an artist is kept on account and charged back to him. Eventually, an artist will hopefully sell enough records to break past that threshold and start earning profits.”
Established musical artists have long known about the limited profits available to a record company’s latest new act, but aspiring musical talents have heretofore been kept in the dark concerning the enormous amount of … CONTINUED


Lillie Roberts

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Lillie Roberts, 94, of Walling, passed away May 8, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Roberts was born March 14, 1908, in White County, to William F. Robert and Lucinda M. Swindell Robert.
She attended Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Roberts as preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Erving Roberts.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Willene and Hollis Gooch of Walling; one grandson, Kyle Gooch of Maine; one great granddaughter, Tonya Young of Sparta; and three great-great granddaughters, Jessica Young, Janice Young and Sharon Young all of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., May 10, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in … CONTINUED


Wanda Louise Davis

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Wanda Louise Davis, 61, of Doyle, passed away May 8, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Davis was born June 24, 1940, in White County, to Henry Clay Davis and Georgie Jones Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Mavin Sims of Doyle; one niece and spouse, Kimberly Ann and Randy Pitman, and their children, of Mt. Juliet; one nephew and spouse, Tommy and Sherry Sims, and children, of Doyle; special friend, Tommy Haston; and several aunts and uncles.
Services were held at 11 a.m., May 10, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial … CONTINUED


Donald Lewis Young Sr.

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Donald Lewis Young Sr., 71, of Doyle, passed away May 9, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born April 4, 1931, in
White County, to Mack and Linnie Cunningham Young.
He was retired from the White County Highway Dept.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer Young and James Young; and two daughters, Treva England and Rosie Young.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Jones Young of Doyle; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald L. Young Jr. and Beulah Young, Daryl L. and Joyce Young and Erbie and
Vicky Young all of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Hollis Rogers of Doyle; two … CONTINUED


Charles Clinton Winnett III

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Charles Clinton Winnett III, 2 days old, passed away May 10, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Survivors include his parents, Charles Clinton Winnett III and Tequila Sunrise Winnett of McMinnville; grandparents, Stanton and Marcia Usrey of Doyle and Charles and Becky Winnett of Sparta; great grandparents, Amanda Winnett, James and Reta Brock and Richard and Olive Throckmorton all of Sparta; and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., May 13, 2002, at Corinth Cemetery.
Hunter Furneral home is in charge of arrangements.



At the end of Mose Drive is a new zest for life

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
(Editor’s note:
See a feature on National Nursing Home Week in Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.)
The ‘golden years’ have never been better for senior citizens with all the activities offered through local clubs and organizations. However, there is one unexpected place where mothers and grandmother receive facials, have women’s chats and attend sewing clubs and fathers and grandfathers tell jokes and riddles, ‘move-n-groove’ with exercise and attend movies and socials.
Life Care Center of Sparta is a hub of activities and during National Nursing Home Week, Administrator Bart Walker and the staff have a wide variety of activities planned for their residents.
Carl Ringwald … CONTINUED


America honors law enforcement

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“National Police Week is basically a time for police officers and citizens to remember officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, “and for citizens to have the opportunity to recognize the officers in their community.”
Held the week of May 12-18, 2002, National Police Week (NPW) will begin with special events in Washington, D.C.
On May 14, during the 8th Annual Blue Mass, a memorial candlelight vigil will take place where approximately 400 names are expected to be officially added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, including the 233 officers who died in the line … CONTINUED


Stabbing led to arrest

Posted by | May 13, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities are investigating an attempted murder (in the second degree) which occurred on Thursday evening. According to Det. Brent Farley of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. (WCSD), Andreas Allen, was stabbed on Cane Hollow Road by Christopher Lee Pittman, 31, of Sparta.
“Allen drove himself to the hospital,” said Det. Farley. “Allen was treated and released sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.”
Allen arrived at the White County Community Hospital at approximately 9:15 p.m. , May 9, 2002 and members of the WCSD were notified. According to authorities, Deputy Jeremiah Lintz of the WCSD found Pittman at Big M Grocery at 8525 Smithville Highway. Pittman … CONTINUED


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