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Virginia Ruth Halfacre

Posted on December 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virginina Ruth Halfacre, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Halfacre was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Jackson County, to Felix Dow Alcorn and Jonnie Vada Gibson-Alcorn.
She was a homemaker and member of Heavenly Host Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Halfacre was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Raymond Halfacre; her parents; a daughter, Donna Faye Halfacre; a brother, Marvin Alcorn; and a sister, Alta Alcorn-Halfacre.
Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Carey Raymond and Jennifer Halfacre, of Sparta; two daughters, Carol Frank and husband Stuart, of Sparta, Pamela Halfacre Boggs, of Cookeville; four grandsons, Stuart Audie Frank, Jacob Frank, Daniel Boggs, … Read More


Melba Ledbetter Sewell

Posted on December 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Melba Ledbetter Sewell, 90, of Athens, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Sewell was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Clay County, to Bennie Chester and James Lurinda Ledbetter.
On Jan. 25, 1937, she eloped with Willie Roy Sewell to whom she was married 53 years before Mr. Sewell preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1990.
Mrs. Sewell was an active member of the Athens Church of Christ where she was affectionately known as “Granny Sewell.” She devoted herself to a card ministry with which she gave love and encouragement to family and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; … Read More


Minnie Frances Shockley

Posted on December 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Minnie Frances Shockley, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 18, 2010, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Shockley was born April 5, 1930, to Clifford Cowan and Eliza Strawyer Cowan.
Survivors include her grandson, Robert Gist; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mattie Underwood, of Gallatin, Annie Tucker, of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Nov. 21, 2010, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery. Lewis Carrick officiated.


Patsy Elizabeth Mann

Posted on December 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patsy Elizabeth Mann, 76, passed away Nov. 28, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Mann was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Frederick, Md., to Alva Edison Young and Ida Virginia Keeney Young.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Sparta, for 43 years.
Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Glenn (Bucky) Young.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Louis R. Mann, of Sparta; daughters, Jean Blankenship and husband Lee, of Murfreesboro, Brenda Kelsey, of Richmond, Va., Lona Cothran, of Cookeville; one son, Louis R. Mann Jr., of Sparta; brothers, Gene Young and wife Chanz, of Smiths, Ala., Guy … Read More


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