James Ira “Buck” Swart

Posted on February 17, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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James Ira “Buck” Swart, 82, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2018.

Mr. Swart was a member of Quebeck Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nancy Swart, and wife, Nancy Baker Swart.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 16 years, Georgeann Swart, of Sparta; children, Nancy Yvonne (Donnie) Bird, Julia Yvette (Jerry) Basham, of Whitwell, Ross Anthony (Jeannie) Swart, of Madisonville, Matthew Baker (Bridget) Swart, of Gainesville, Virginia, Sherice Dufford, of Sparta, Christy (David) Buchannan, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, Annalouise Jenkins, of Front Royal, Virginia; brothers, Fred Louis Swart, of Orange, Virginia, … Read More


Willis Dale “Mutt” Brock

Posted on February 17, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Willis Dale “Mutt” Brock, 84, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Brock was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Sparta, the son of

Willie Brock and Magdalene Hickenbottom Brock.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Willene Dunn, and four brothers, Alvin, Tony, Howard, and Earl K. Brock.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Corena Brock, of Sparta; sons Jerry Dale Brock, of Sparta, Willard (Patty) Brock, of Smithville; granddaughters, Laura (Jon) Foutch, of Liberty, Renee (David) Close, of Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Kelsey (Brandon) Pyles, of Liberty, Alexandria and Elijah Foutch, of Liberty, Ben and Evan Close, of Alexandria; … Read More


Charles “Chuck” England

Posted on February 17, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Charles “Chuck” England, 67, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at home, after a long illness.

Mr. England was born March 23, 1950, in Paris, Illinois, to Bill L. England and Helen Boyer England.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill L. England.

Survivors include his mother, Helen England, of Sparta; brothers, Ed England (Joanne), of Sparta, Tom England, of Sparta; nephew, Matt England (Sarah), of Sparta; nieces, Angie Cleaves (Darrick), of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; great-nieces, Alexis England, Teagan Cleaves; and great-nephew, Jordan Cleaves.

Funeral service was 1 p.m., Feb. 16, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Otis Stewart, Eddy Stewart, … Read More


Alfred Dennis Wallace

Posted on February 17, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Alfred Dennis Wallace, 62, of the Bon Air community of White County, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Wallace was born June 29, 1955, in White County, to Charles Wallace and Bernice Smith Wallace.

He was a former White County ambulance driver and received many pins for his professional accomplishments. Mr. Wallace was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish. He could also be described as a jack-of-all-trades. He had carpentry, woodworking skills, and later became skilled in glass etching.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlene Wallace.

Survivors include include his wife of 35 … Read More


Homer Junior Jones

Posted on February 17, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Homer Junior Jones, 85, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Jones was born March 5, 1932, in Sparta, to Willie and Lula Jones.

He worked for Chrysler, in Newark, Delaware, for 33 years.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Dove Jones; and brothers, J.L. Jones, and Floyd Jones.

Survivors include his daughter, Jonelda Graham; sister, Mildred Adcock; grandchildren, Lisa Bristow, Jackie Lehman; great- grandchildren, Addison Frasier, Destiny Tollison, Colt Young, Cassidy Lehman, Luke Lehman; and special friend, Kenny Deskins.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Feb. 19, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. … Read More


Edith Dodson

Posted on February 17, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Edith Dodson, 88, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at Life Care Center Sparta.

Mrs. Dodson was born Oct. 15 1929, in Sparta, to Jim Brock and Annie Elizabeth Young Brock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Annie  Young Brock; husband, Gerald “Skillet” Dodson; and infant brother, Claude Brock.

Survivors include her brother, Paul (Mary Ann) Brock, of Sparta; sisters, Louise Hollingsworth, of Doyle, Martha Vance, of Doyle; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great- nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Feb. 17, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Alfred Dennis Wallace

Posted on February 14, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Alfred Dennis Wallace, 62, of the Bon Air Community, passed away this morning, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charlie Helen Tollison Stoglin

Posted on February 14, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Charlie Helen Tollison Stoglin, 81, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Stoglin was born March 19, 1936, in White County, to Charlie Tollison and Mollie Belle Baker Tollison.

Her work career consisted of years at the Sparta Shirt Factory and Russell Stover Candies. She was a lifelong and active member of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. She was an active homemaker, providing for her family, as well as her community, when her cooking or a helping hand was needed. She was an avid gardener and loved to fish with her husband, Lenell, and the kids and later the grandchildren.… Read More


Cart Nelson Pettit

Posted on February 12, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Cart Nelson Pettit, 79, of Knoxville, formerly of White County, passed away Feb. 10, 2018, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, in Knoxville.

Mr. Pettit was born March 21, 1938, in Doyle, to Thomas Wayne Pettit and Vica Ree McCormick Pettit.

He had a work career that spanned from being an electrical engineer to a sales manager for American General Insurance. Mr. Pettit was an avid outdoorsmen, loving to camp and water ski, but his true joy came from serving his church. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, in Hixson, where served as a deacon, youth director, and R.A. director.

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William Robert “Bobby” Robinson Jr.

Posted on February 12, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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William Robert “Bobby” Robinson Jr., 71, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 10, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Robinson was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Sparta, to William Robert Robinson and Geneva Randolph Robinson.

He graduated with a master’s degree from Tennessee Tech University and began a teaching career at Doyle Elementary School. After the death of his father, he stopped teaching to help his mother with the family grocery store, Robinson’s Grocery. He was a sports fan, an avid reader, a history buff, and a world traveler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an uncle, Charles Robinson; and a best friend, Ronnie Clark.

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Cart Nelson Pettit

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

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Cart Nelson Pettit, of Knoxville, formerly of White County, passed away Feb. 10, 2018, at Fort Sanders Medical Center, in Knoxville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


William Robert “Bobby” Robinson

Posted on February 10, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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William Robert “Bobby” Robinson, 71, of Bockman Way, in Sparta, passed away today at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Edward Green

Posted on February 10, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Charles Edward Green, 70, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at his home, after an extended illness.

Mr. Green was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Grundy County, to Charlie Ray Green and Alma Gertrude King.

He had resided in Spencer most of his life. He was a member of Spencer Church of God and a retired factory worker.

Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Faye Green Dukes.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Yvonne Bouldin Green; daughters, Angie (Harvey) May, Tina (Tommy) Turner, Crystal Green, all of Spencer; brother, Bobby Green, of Knoxville; sisters, Joyce Armstrong, of Doyle, Elsie Hall, of Bon Air; and … Read More


Lyall Wayne Craft

Posted on February 10, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Lyall Wayne Craft, 73, passed away Feb. 7, 2018.

Mr. Craft worked in the prison system for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marie Craft; children, Terry Craft (Teresa), Jeff Craft (Cindy); grandchildren, Hillary Johnson (Jordan), Allison Craft, Emily Craft; great-grandchild, Peyton Johnson; brothers, Danny Craft (Chris), Joe Craft (Pauleese); and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 2018, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, in Nashville. A Celebration of Life service will be 2:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Physician Assistant Foundation, www.pa-foundation.org.

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Hassie Caldwell Biggs

Posted on February 10, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Hassie Caldwell Biggs, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Ms. Biggs was born Nov. 14, 1922.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Feb. 12, 2018, from the Quarles Room of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.


Glynn Allen Sherrell

Posted on February 9, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Glynn Allen Sherrell, 78, of Sparta, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Sherrell was born Aug. 13, 1939, in White County, to Edward Sherrell and Gladys Parazetta Bray Sherrell.

In addition to his career as a contractor and carpenter, Mr. Sherrell was a U.S. Army veteran and farmer. He was also a devoted family man who loved to sing and a proud member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda Lyles and brother-in-law Tommy Lyles.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dian Louise Paynter Sherrell; children, Kent Allen Sherrell, of Sparta, Karen Kay … Read More


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