Roy Glynn Blanton

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Roy Glynn Blanton, 69, passed away June 19, 2018, with his loving family at his bedside, from an extended illness.

Mr. Blanton was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Spencer, to Roy Martin Blanton and Lola Mae Yates Blanton, who preceded him in death.

He was a lifelong resident of Spencer and a member of Welchland Baptist Church. Mr. Blanton was a pipe layer and a long-time employee of Flat Rock Construction.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Roy Glynn Blanton Jr. and a brother, Coy Yates.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Blanton of Spencer; sons, Charles (Tina) Blanton, Joel … Read More


Sherlie Lee Tinch

Posted on June 20, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Funeral service for Sherlie Lee Tinch, 85, will be 2 p.m., June 23, 2018, at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will take place immediately follow the service at the cemetery.

Presley Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.


Donna Carol Seibers

Posted on June 20, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Donna Carol Seibers, 64, passed away June 15, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

She was born Sept. 10, 1953, in McMinnville, to Earnest and Mary Young Seibers,.

Ms. Seibers was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Seibers; grandparents, Foster V. Young, Thelma England Young, Hirma and Pauline Seibers; and uncle and aunts, James Ray England, Minnie Lee Young Kerley, Arlie Young, Judy A. Clark, Edd Young, Neil Young, Sylvia Seibers, Susie Risby, Paul – Billy Seibers, Mack Seibers.

She is survived by Michael Wayne Martin and Christy Smith; grandchildren, Mason and Peyton Martin, Noah and Devin Smith; mother, Marie Young Seibers; sisters, Gail (Leroy) … Read More


Carolyn Faye Hyatt

Posted on June 15, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Carolyn Faye Hyatt, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 14, 2018, at her residence.

Ms. Hyatt was born May 1, 1948, in Sparta, the daughter of Bernice Huff and Mary Kate Roberts Huff.

She worked for many years at Wagner, in Sparta, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Ms. Hyatt was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Huff Bradley.

Funeral service will be noon, June 19, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Robinson’s Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Steve Brown will officiate. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m.-noon, June 19, at the funeral home.

Survivors include her son, … Read More


Cathie Henrietta Johnson

Posted on June 15, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Cathie Henrietta Johnson, 78, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2018, at her residence.

Born Jan. 7, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Donald Smith and Henrietta Morrison Smith.

Survivors include two sons, Kyle Johnson, of Sparta, Koby Johnson, of Oklahoma; daughters, Kathi Johnson, of Sparta; Stacy Carden, of Michigan; and granddaughters, Kinsley Qualls, of Sparta, and Keena Walker, of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Parkes Johnson.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., June 16, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Frasier’s Chapel Cemetery. Doug Benningfield will officiate. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., June … Read More


Kenneth Monroe Dodson

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Kenneth Monroe Dodson, 75, of Doyle, passed away June 13, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Dodson was born March 19, 1943.

He loved hunting and fishing. He was also a fan of the Tennessee Vols and the New York Yankees.

Mr. Dodson was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Dodson, and a brother, Jackie Ray Dodson.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Frances Phifer Dodson; daughter, Rena (Marty) Roberts; son, Freddie Lee  Dodson; grandchildren, Titus Logan Crawford, Madison (Hunter) Robinson; great-grandson, Liam Hunter Robinson; brothers, Donald (Sarah) Dodson, James Gary (Pat) Dodson; sister-in-law, Sherrie Smith and husband Brian, of Clearmont, Florida; special … Read More


Leonard Wayne Young

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Leonard Wayne Young, 58, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., June 15, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m., June 15, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


Brenda G. Murdock

Posted on June 13, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Brenda G. Murdock, 66, of Sparta, passed away June 8, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Murdock was born April 25, 1952, in Crossville, to E.C. and Willie Hassler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.C. and Willie Hassler, and her son, Matthew Murdock.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Murdock; her daughter, Kimberly Eller (Waymon Eller); brother, Gerald Dewayne Hassler; sisters, Susie England, Billie Welch, Melissa Bulakowski; grandchildren, Ashley Murdock, Chris Murdock, Lee Ann Johnson, Nathan Eller, Raven Alexander; special cousin, Tootsie; and several nieces and nephew.

At Mrs. Murdock’s request, there was a private graveside service.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ed Higdon

Posted on June 13, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ed Higdon, 79, passed from this life, on June 12, 2018, with his family at his bedside.

Mr. Higdon was born April 14, 1939, in Marion County, Tennessee. Mr. Higdon was a registered nurse and a retired U. S. Navy HM1 (Hospital Corpsman 1st Class). He was a member of Bellview Southern Congregational Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Higdon and Versie Green Higdon; brother, Willie Higdon; and sisters, Daris Higdon, Beulah Mae Neal, Violet Brown, and Josephine Osterhaute.

He is survived by his loving family: wife, Arlene Thacker Higdon, of Spencer; son, Jeff (Mona) Worrix, of Bon Air; daughter, Lajeana (Bron) Howard, … Read More


James Harold Johnson III

Posted on June 13, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Funeral service information updated June 13, 2018

James Harold Johnson III, 30, of Pulaski, transitioned to his forever home, on June 7, 2018.

James was born May 18, 1988, in Sparta, to James “Jimmy-J” Harold Johnson Jr. and Stephanie Schiotis Johnson.

He was full of life and always had a smile, no matter the situation. He had a great passion for music and writing. He often wrote about his family, whom he loved very much. He was an avid gamer and loved spending time with his friends. But most important to him were his daughters who were a treasure to him.

He was preceded in death by his … Read More


James Harold Johnson Jr.

Posted on June 13, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Funeral service information updated June 13, 2018

James “Jimmy-J” Harold Johnson Jr., 57, of Sparta, transitioned to his forever home, on June 5, 2018 – a celebration of life for the kindest and sweetest man we have ever known!

Jimmy was born Dec. 21, 1960, in Sparta, to James Harold Johnson and Betty Davis Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Harold Johnson Sr., and his precious wife, Stephanie Schiotis Johnson, on March 10, 2015.

Jimmy was loved by everyone he encountered. He never knew a stranger. He recently lost his sweet Stefy and was never “home” anywhere since she left, until now. He loved … Read More


Cathie Johnson

Posted on June 13, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Cathie Johnson, 78, of the Hickory Valley community, of White County, passed away June 12, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jerrell Ray Kirby

Posted on June 13, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Jerrell Ray Kirby, 91, of Sparta, passed away June 10, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Kirby was born May 19, 1927, in Sparta, to Arlis Lee Kirby and Lily Etreal Moore Kirby.

He had a vast work career that included owning an auto salvage yard, along with a wrecker service. For many years, he owned U.S. Assembly where he traveled around the country putting bicycles together for Service Merchandise, and later he delivered school buses for Blue Bird Bus Company. His hobby was work, but he did enjoy fishing and traveling. Mr. Kirby served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Bear Cove Baptist Church.

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Victoria Lucinda “Cinde” Hill

Posted on June 12, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Victoria Lucinda “Cinde” Hill, 49, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 10, 2018, in North Carolina.

Ms. Hill was born May 12, 1969, in Huntsville, Alabama, to George Alan Hill and Marian Jean Bumbalough Hill.

She was a former daycare provider, taking care of children.

Survivors include her father, George Hill; brothers, Robert G. Hill, Alan W. Hill, Derrick Hill; sister, Dawn (Jim) Kilcullen; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., June 14, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 14, at the funeral home. Jim … Read More


David Wayne Wallace

Posted on June 12, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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“Ranger Dave” David Wayne Wallace, described as a ladies’ man, animal lover, nature enthusiast, philosopher, guru of knowledge and influence of leaders past, present, and future entered eternal life at his home, in Sparta, on June 9, 2018.

“Danger Rave,” as he was also affectionately known, started his journey on this earth, on Dec. 18, 1946, shortly after the end of World War II. This generation has affectionately become known as the “Baby Boomers.” While David may have been short in stature, his booming personality more than compensated. Shy, reserved, introverted, and not opinionated were all words used to describe this towering personality – said no one ever.… Read More


Jeffrey Alan Kirby

Posted on June 11, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Jeffrey Alan Kirby, 55, of Sparta, passed away June 9, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Kirby was born June 27, 1962, in Sparta, to Elmer R. Kirby and Willie Dorothy Stoglin Kirby.

Funeral service will be 2 pm., June 11, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Rice Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m., June 11, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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