Willard Franklin Green

Posted by | November 14, 2019 8:27 am

Willard Franklin Green, born June 28, 1950, made his grand entrance into this world prompt, as he was known to be, at 7 months. His mother, Mary Frances, gave birth to this 4-pound baby boy at her mother’s house with her husband, Willard Harrison, by her side. A force even at 4 pounds, he was unyielding all the days of his life.

As a young boy, Frank attended Fredonia Baptist Church. Fredonia is where he became a Royal Ambassador and also where he accepted Christ as his Lord at the age of 9. Frank’s love of RAs continued throughout high school and the rest of his life.


Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | November 14, 2019 8:03 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.


Sparta Speaker Series Fall 2019

Posted by | November 13, 2019 1:09 pm

Third floor of the White County Courthouse, on Liberty Square

Programs begin at 7 p.m. CST

Sponsored by Virgin Falls State Natural Area, the Friends of Virgin Falls, And White County


September 19 – The Adventures of Working with Mules.  Join mule trainer Malcolm Jessup as he shares stories of his travels, and insights into working with mules.

September 26 – Everything You Wanted to Know About a Tree But Was Afraid  to Ask.  Guy Zimmerman, retired from the Tennessee  Division of  Forestry, will speak on forest fires, invasive exotic species, urban forestry, selling timber, tree health and anything you wanted to know about a tree but … CONTINUED

Life Care Center of Sparta raising funds to benefit Alzheimer’s of TN

Posted by | November 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Pictured are Hollie Walker, Sheila Jared, and Nicole Fignar of Life Care Center of Sparta holding the calendars.

Life Care Center of Sparta will be selling 2020 picture calendars now through Dec. 13, 2019, to help raise money for Alzheimer’s of Tennessee. These calendars would make great Christmas gifts. They are unique in their own way. To honor those who are living with this heartbreaking disease or in memory of loved ones who have passed away, their picture is placed in the slot on their birthday. Bible scriptures are throughout, and it will be a teaching tool as well on dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This disease affects people of all walks of life. All proceeds from this calendar will go to Alzheimer’s of Tennessee and will benefit … CONTINUED

Dawn Annette Altilio Evans

Posted by | November 13, 2019 12:07 pm

Dawn Annette Altilio Evans, 53, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2019, in Nashville.

Mrs. Evans was born on Oct. 30, 1966, in Orlando, Florida, to Joseph Francis Altilio and Evelyn Annette Bennett Altilio.

She was served as a nurse for two years. She loved college football, especially Florida Gators. She loved camping, spending time with her family, nature, and being outdoors.

Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Francis Altilio.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff Evans, of Sparta; son, Sean Evans (Stephanie), of Chattanooga; mother, Evelyn Annette Bennett; two sisters, Donna Brandenburg (John), of Sparta, Debbie Hatchen (Bobby), of Sparta; and brother, Frank Altilio, … CONTINUED

Samuel Thomas “S.T.” Griffin

Posted by | November 13, 2019 11:54 am

Samuel Thomas “S.T.” Griffin, 93, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Griffin was born April 4, 1926, in the Griffintown community of White County, to Ransom Isaiah Griffin and Edna Ada Caldwell Griffin.

He worked 13 years for Porter Hayes on his peddler truck and then worked over 40 years installing tile. When he was not working his day job, he loved working his farm.

Mr. Griffin served his country in World War II with the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gena Marie Stewart Griffin; children, Janet Griffin Newberry, Helen Diane Griffin, Stephen Thomas Griffin; and … CONTINUED

Live nativity in Van Buren County

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:36 am

Mt. Crest United Methodist Church will have a Live Nativity Children’s Christmas program beginning at 6 p.m., Dec. 11, at the church, 32979 Route 30 West, in Van Buren County. After the live nativity, there will be a special appearance by Santa. Hot cocoa, hot cider, and cookies will be provided.

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:34 am

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department will host a breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Nov. 23, at the fire hall, 24897 Route 30 East, in Van Buren County. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash brown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Cost is $7 for adults. Children age 10 and under eat free.

Van Buren Board of Education

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:32 am

Van Buren County Board of Education will meet for a work session at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2019, at the board office, 293 Sparta St., in Spencer.

Book signing for “Nickel’s Luck”

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:30 am

There will be a book signing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 7, 2019, hosted by Hamilton Dry Goods, 4075 Roberts-Matthews, in Sparta. S.L. Matthews, who is a historical fiction author, will be celebrating the debut of her novel, “Nickel’s Luck.” More information: (931) 739-6061.

Republican Party meeting

Posted by | November 13, 2019 8:23 am

White County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 2019, in the third floor courtroom, at the courthouse. Sheriff Steve Page and Police Chief Doug Goff will each recognize the Law Enforcement Officers of the Year from their respective departments. Immediately following the meeting, there will be a potluck Christmas dinner party on the second floor. Because of the busy holiday season, no meeting is scheduled for December.

A fun, fruity, refrigerated treat

Posted by | November 13, 2019 7:39 am

(Family Features) Save time on family desserts with make-ahead recipes like these Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes. By using kid-friendly treats that add nutrition to appealing flavor, you can solve busy evenings just by reaching into the fridge. This and other family-friendly recipes are part of Dole’s healthy-living alliance with Disney’s Frozen 2. For details, visit dole.com/Disney. #Dole #DoleRecipes

Kristoff Ice Box Cupcakes

Prep time: 20 minutes, plus chill time
Serves: 12

  • 3         ripe DOLE® Bananas
  • 1         container (8 ounces) fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 7         low-fat honey graham crackers, coarsely crushed
  • 1         pound Dole Strawberries, hulled and quartered
  1. Line 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. In large

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