Mary Louise Bain Young

Posted on October 18, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mary Louise Bain “Granny” Young, 70, passed away Oct. 14, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident.

Ms. Young was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Sparta, to J.K. Bain and Janie Christine Barnes Bain.

She retired from Mallory and was most recently employed at Floyd’s Cash Saver. She collected angels and tea sets.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy K. Bain; father of her children, Ben F. Young; and sisters-in-law, Lillian Bain and Thelma Barnes.

Survivors include her three daughters, Shelia Armstrong and husband David, of Sparta, Krystal Young and Donnie, of Sparta, Janie Pierce and husband Kenneth, of Mt. Sherman, Kentucky; … Read More


James “Andy” Andrew England

Posted on October 18, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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James “Andy” Andrew England, 51, passed away at his home, on Oct. 11, 2017.

Born Jan. 27, 1966, in Nashville, he grew up in Kennard, Indiana; lived briefly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, until moving back to Tennessee; and finally settled in Lebanon. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. England was preceded in death by his parents, Carlon England and Anne McNeil, and grandparents, Carl and Gertrude England and Howard and Thelma Craddock.

He is survived by his stepfather, Jimmy McNeil; siblings, Patricia (Gena) Johnson, ( J.D). Barry Parker, (Amber) and Jamie McNeil; children, Lloyd (Bubba) Eakes, Nicole England and husband Juan Tovar, Andrew … Read More


Jackie “Jack” Frasier

Posted on October 18, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Jackie “Jack” Frasier, 75, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 17, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Joan Elaine Goodwin

Posted on October 17, 2017 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Joan Elaine Goodwin, 74, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 14, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Ms. Goodwin was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Wexford County, Michigan, to Othie Estes Goodwin and Clarice Jane West Goodwin.

She was a 1961 graduate of White County High School. Ms. Goodwin left Sparta, in 1961, for Nashville where she graduated from Jo-Susan Modeling School. She was a model from 1961 to 1972. She modeled for Cain Sloan, auto shows, various functions, and for record albums. Ms. Goodwin had a career as a secretary following her modeling career. She was a lover of dogs and cats.

She is survived by her dear … Read More


Helon Marie Trusty Selby

Posted on October 17, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Helon Marie Trusty Selby, 85, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 16, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Selby retired from Wagner after 28 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred Selby; son, Tony Ray Selby; and brother, Glyn Trusty.

Survivors include her son, Bryan Alfred Selby; granddaughter, Sherry Young; great-grandsons, Bruce (Brittney) Young, Brandon (Taylor) Young; great-great grandchildren, Paislee Young, Harper Young; sister-in-law, Marie Trusty; and special loved ones, Jimmy (Kellye) Holman and his children, Logan and Lucas, and Charlie Holman and children Gabi, Alex, and William.

Funeral service will be 6 p.m., Oct. 18, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. The … Read More


Mary Louise Bain Young

Posted on October 17, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mary Louise Bain Young passed away Oct. 14, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 20, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Young Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4 p.m., Oct. 19, at the funeral home.

Complete obituary information will be on Oct. 17.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.


Richard Thurman Stacy

Posted on October 16, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Richard Thurman Stacy, 65, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 14, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 17, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m., Oct. 17, at the funeral home. Mike Madden and Eugene Lawson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583 to help the Stacy family with funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.


Richard Thurman Stacy

Posted on October 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Richard Thurman Stacy, 65, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 14, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Winton C. “Dub or Papa” Randolph

Posted on October 14, 2017 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Winton C. “Dub or Papa” Randolph, 86, of Cookeville, passed away passed away Oct. 8, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Randolph was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Putnam County, to Alfred Washington Randolph and Lecia Bumbalough Randolph.

After meeting the love of his life, Wanda Jean “Ma” Cronk Randolph, they were happily married for 68 years.

He was a God loving and giving, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved attending church more than anything else. He also loved having company and making others laugh. He loved seeing and playing with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, farming, and watching football.

Mr. Randolph was the former owner of … Read More


Mary Ruth Cooley Alley

Posted on October 13, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mary Ruth Cooley Alley, 95, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Alley was born Sept. 27, 1922, in White County, to Monroe Anderson Cooley and Cora Mae Stults Cooley.

She was a longtime teacher’s aide for the White County Board of Education and a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Alley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willard Malcolm Alley; son, Andy Alley; three brothers, Beecher, Floyd, and Hollis Cooley; and sister, Katherine Jenkins.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin (Lonnie) Hickey, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Linda Alley, of Sparta; grandchildren, Terry (Angie) Alley, of Sparta, Randy (Kim) Alley, … Read More


Myrtle Flowers Hale

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Myrtle Flowers Hale, 100, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 9, 2017, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Mrs. Hale was born May 5, 1917, in Sparta, the daughter of William Simmons and Bessie Carter Simmons.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 11, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Spencer Town Cemetery.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Reba Nell Copeland Haynes

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Reba Nell Copeland Haynes, 90, of Sparta, passed from this life Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Haynes was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Sparta, the daughter of Wilburn Copeland and Ova Bradley Copeland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Paul Haynes; son, Greg Haynes and wife Christene; brother, Freddie Copeland; and grandchildren, Tiffany and Zachary.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 11, 2017, at Copeland Chapel Church, with burial in Copeland Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Freddie Copeland will officiate. There will be a period of visitation noon-1 p.m., Oct. 11, … Read More


Virgie Webb Daniels

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Virgie Webb Daniels, 68 of Spencer, passed from this life Oct. 10, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Daniels was born May 18, 1949, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Elza Webb and Rachel Smith Webb.

She had a special love for her grandchildren, Christmas, and Santa Claus.

Mrs. Daniels was preceded in death by her parents; a son, William Daniels; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Daniels, of Spencer; two sons, Paul Dean Daniels and wife Martha, of Bellbrook, Ohio, Stewart Lee Daniels and wife Delissa, of Sparta; daughter, Paula Christine Howard and husband Jody, of Spencer; two grandsons, William Shayne Daniels, Travis Christopher … Read More


Donald Robert Fulk

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Donald R. Fulk, 77, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 7, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Fulk was born June 5, 1940, in Kingswood, West Virginia, to Robert Fulk and Lora Messenger Fulk.

He was a cook and former owner of Rise and Shine Cafe.      Survivors include his wife, Jody Fulk, of Sparta; children, Michael Scott Trudel, Terry (Donnett) Fulk, Greg Fulk, Lori (Bruce) Bailey, Suzanna (Rick) Leahr; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and sisters, Connie Martin and Marylin Carmen.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 13, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. Chuck Overton will officiate. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m., Oct. 13, at the … Read More


Glenna Faye Delong Holder

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Glenna Faye Delong Holder, 75, of Cookeville, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, passed away Oct. 9, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

Mrs. Holder was born Nov. 2, 1941, in Lawrence County, Ohio, to Jessie Reed Delong and Isaac Delong Sr.

She was a retired supervisor with Wilson Sporting Goods, with over 19 years of service.

Mrs. Holder was a volunteer 4-H leader in Ohio. After moving to Tennessee, she attended Stevens Street Baptist Church, Cookeville First Baptist Church, and more recently, Copeland’s Chapel Church, in Sparta.

She loved to cook, bake, care for her family and friends, and teach Sunday School.

Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by … Read More


David Paul Carr

Posted on October 11, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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David Paul Carr, 77, a longtime business owner and mechanic in Sparta, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Carr was born Jan. 8, 1940,
in Sparta, to Roy Ray Carr and Mary Belle Pennington Carr.

After 10 years as a mechanic at Thomas Industries, he went on to own and operate service stations in Sparta for nearly 30 years. He was active in the community, coaching in different youth athletic leagues for many years.

Mr. Carr was a member of First Baptist Church and an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. He was a member of Myers-Zollicoffer Camp 1990 of … Read More


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