Margaret L. Kent Carlson

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Margaret L. Kent Carlson, 94, of Chicago, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 20, 2001, in Chicago.
Carlson was born June 1, 1906, in White County, to Will Kent and Maggie Green Kent.
She was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Crestwood, Ill. Carlson was a teacher and nurse’s aid.
Carlson was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Carlson Sr. and her parents.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles F. Carlson Jr. and Sheila Carlson and William “Kent” Carlson; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann Carlson Burd and Jerry
Burd; six grandchildren and their spouses, Patricia and Craig Pickering, William Carlson … CONTINUED


Pauline Dodson

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Pauline Dodson, 81, of McMinnville, passed away Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Dodson was born Feb. 22, 1921, in
White County, to Robert and Lou Brock Richardson.
She attended St. Mary’s Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Dodson was preceded in death by her husband, George Thurman Dodson; two daughters, Lorell McGuire and Norma Jean Yates; two step sons, Edward Dodson and Donald Dodson; and one sister, Mary Maggie Priest.
Survivors include one daughter, Emma Lou Northcutt of McMinnville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Randall Wood and Patricia and and Danny Herrin, all of McMinnville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Fred and Marie … CONTINUED


Shelby D. Stanley

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Shelby D. Stanley, 63, of Smithville, passed away Feb. 18, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Stanley was the daughter of Walter and Minnie Demps Robinson.
She attended the Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two step sons, Jerry and Ray Stanley;
and one brother, Bud Robinson.
Survivors include her husband, Lenzy Stanley of Smithville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Wayne Bogle of Woodbury, Jennifer and Robbie Kincaid of Cookeville and Tonya and Wade Youngblood of Dowelltown; one step son and wife, Donnie and Darlene Stanley of Smithville; one sister, Janice Minnear of Florida; two brothers, Sam Robinson of Denver, … CONTINUED


Louise P. Cook

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Louise P. Cook, 87, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 22, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Cook was born Oct. 25, 1914, in White County, to Albert and Maniza Cokeley Parrish.
She was a retired factory worker.
Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Cook and her parents.
Survivors include one sister, Lula M. Green of Spencer and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Feb. 23, 2002, at Davis Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rose Petal smells of sweet success

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Martha Presley loves flowers.
She loves their colors, their scents and the way a person’s face lights up when receiving a floral arrangement.
Presley loves to arrange buds and greenery to brighten someone’s mood, so it is no wonder she is back in the flower business.
The former owner of Readymade Flowers in Sparta, Presley recently opened Rose Petal, a new florist shop on West Bockman Way.
A veteran of the floral industry, she sold Readymade Flowers five years ago, taking a sabbatical from the flower business.
“I had owned it for 12 years and sold out,” she said of Readymade.
“I signed a contingency agreement … CONTINUED




Burglar caught at Country Club

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A Sparta man, James D. Clouse, 18, was apprehended by authorities
while he attempted to burglarize the Sparta Country Club, at 129 Lester Flatt Road, early Saturday morning.
At approximately 2:46 a.m., Feb. 23, 2002, Deputy Rudy Cruz of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. was on routine patrol on Lester Flatt Road when he received a call in reference to a person breaking into the Sparta Country Club.
Cruz responded and pulled into the parking lot and noticed a window was broken. During further investigation, he walked behind the building and noticed a subject, who was later identified as Clouse, in the building walking around. Cruz … CONTINUED


Emergency Planning Committee focuses on disaster preparedness

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The uncertainty of safety in the community has been the primary concern of Americans since the onset of the terrorists attacks on the United States. White Countians came face-to-face with reality when a gunman recently entered a local elementary school and held school officials at gunpoint, as law enforcement officers attempted to diffuse the situation. These incidents have led to the reinforcement of the need for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.).
On Thursday morning, a group of approximately 30 individuals met in the conference room at the White County Courthouse to reestablish the policies and procedures for the L.E.P.C., which was formed several years … CONTINUED


Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony pays tribute to deserving individuals

Posted by | February 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The heart of a community revolves around a circle of individuals who selflessly give of their time for the betterment of their town. They help the county move forward toward prosperity. Monetary contributions are not necessarily the focal point of their assistance, but their concern about future generations and how to develop a plan for a better tomorrow is at the top of their list.
On Feb. 26, 2002, The Expositor will be having their sixth annual Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony, which also includes Unsung Heroes and Golden Apple Teacher Award, along with special recognition of individuals who have exemplified themselves in service … CONTINUED


Minnie Dell Gooch

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Minnie Dell Gooch, 78, of Walling, passed away Feb. 15, 2002, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Gooch was born Nov. 27, 1923, in White County, to Willie England and Fannie Mae Luna England.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Allen Gooch; her parents; one brother, Erbie England; and one daughter, Wanda Jean Cooper.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Charlene Gooch of St. George, Utah; one son, Grady Allen Gooch of Arlington, Texas; and one brother, Billy Joe England of Sparta; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 17, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill … CONTINUED


Beulah Dimple Dillon Mace

Posted by | February 21, 2002 12:00 am

Beulah Dimple Dillon Mace, 80, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 19, 2002, at Life Care Center in Sparta.
Mace was born April 10, 1921, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Nora Dillon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Mace; one son, Herbert Mace; and one grandson, Kenneth Dockery.
Survivors include seven daughters, Betty Forstner of Sanford, Flor., Nancy Cantrell of McMinnville, Lucy Dockery of Sparta, Wilma Thrower of McMinnville, Doris Ward of Cookeville, Lennie Montgomery of DeBerry, Flor., and Millicent Knowles of Sparta; three sons, Ricky Mace of Sparta, Micky Mace of Cookeville and LeRoy Mace of Sparta; two brothers, Clyde Dillon of Gainesboro and Jimmy … CONTINUED


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