Donald R. Fulk

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

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Donald R. Fulk, 77, of Sparta, passed away this morning at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


David P. Carr

Posted on October 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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David P. Carr, 77, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rex Sutton

Posted on October 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Rex Sutton, 54, of Crossville, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.

Mr. Sutton was born July 19, 1963, in Nashville, to Ronald Sutton and Linda Larkins Sutton.

The family has chosen cremation. No other arrangements have been made at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ruby Louise Etheridge

Posted on October 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ruby Louise Etheridge, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at her residence.

Ms. Etheridge was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Dickson.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 9, 2017, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. James Dukes will officiate. Her special friends from Pacesetters will receive friends 10-11 a.m., Oct. 9, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Robert “Bobby” L. Horton

Posted on October 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Robert “Bobby” L. Horton, 72, passed away Oct. 3, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Horton was born Jan. 21, 1945, in Sparta, to James I. Horton and Mary Lou Savage Horton.

He was a hard worker and helped many throughout his life. Mr. Horton served his country in the Army National Guard. He retired from Mallory. He loved farming and music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Daniel Horton; and sister and brother-in-law, Louise Horton Seamons and Billy Seamons.

Survivors include his son, Rick Dildine and wife Dana; daughters, LaDonna Horton, Hana Nash and husband Jonathan Nash; brothers, William “Bill” Horton and … Read More


William Thomas Carrick

Posted on October 6, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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William Thomas Carrick, 88, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 3, 2017 at Life Care Center of Sparta.

William Thomas was one of nine children born to Sam Carrick and Lula Bessie Mae Freison Carrick.

He was a former employee of Hunter Funeral Home and enjoyed farming.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, James Edward Carrick, Douglas Lee Carrick, Robert Ray Carrick, Henry Carrick, Bethel Harrison Carrick, and two sisters, Viola M. Gribble and Mary M. Carrick.

He leaves to cherish his memories, one sister, Georgia M. Carrick, of Little Rock, Arkansas; a precious niece; five nephews; and his extended family.

He will be deeply missed by … Read More


Mary Nell Dodson

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mary Nell Dodson, 69, of the Banner community, passed away Sept. 30, 2017,a t U.T. Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Loyde Dodson; father, Joe Blaylock; mother, Annie McClure Blaylock; sister, Louise Ashe; brothers-in-law, J.C. Neely, Tom Watson, W.D. Roberts, Cecil Mooneyham, Charles Dodson, Floyd Dodson, James Dodson, Robert Thompson; and sisters-in-law, Laura Neely, Flora Watson, Tobytha Watson, and Chrystine Dodson.

Funeral service was Oct. 2, 2017, at Jennings Funeral Homes-Clarkrange Chapel.

Jennings Funeral Homes-Clarkrange Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Nellie Thompson

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Nellie Thompson, 84, passed away Oct. 3, 2017.

She was born on June 27, 1933, to J.T. Carter and Maggie Lee Vinson Carter.

Mrs. Thompson was employed at Vanderbilt Hospital for many years. Later, she and her husband, Odell, operated an automobile upholstery shop, in Eupora, Mississippi.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by parents and her husband, Odell Thompson.

Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Bloom, of California; granddaughter, Lisa McCaulley, of Nashville; sister and brother-in-law ,Nancy and David McCuen, of North Carolina; sister, Judy Pullum, of Sparta; nieces, Nanette Stahl, of Mississippi, Melody (Ray) Tilley, of North Carolina, Lisa Manus, of … Read More


Hilda Diane Ashburn Adkins

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Hilda Ashburn Adkins, 54, of Sparta, passed from this life, on Oct. 1, 2017, at her mother’s residence, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Adkins was born Aug. 22, 1963, to Delorice Billings Ashburn and Helious Ashburn.

She always had a smile on her face, and she touched everyone that she met. She enjoyed gardening, particularly her flowers, horseback riding, and spending time with her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Adkins was a member of Allens Chapel Methodist Church.

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her father, Helious Ashburn, and grandparents, Isaac and Dora Billings and Allie … Read More


Elizabeth Frater “Betty” Allen

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Elizabeth Frater “Betty” Allen, 91, of Bakerton, West Virginia, passed away Oct. 2, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Allen was born Feb 5, 1926, in Sparta, the daughter of Homer Frater and Notie Fancher Frater.

She was a member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Allen earned an A.A. in Art from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She was a member of the Charles Town D.A.R. Bee Line Chapter, The National League of American Pen Women and was very active in AHA! Arts and Humanity Alliance of Jefferson County.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Earl Allen, in 2006, and a sister, Frances … Read More


Loretta M. Griffin

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Loretta M. Griffin, 86, passed away Oct. 1, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Griffin was born on May 13, 1931, in Sparta, to Van Hugh LaFever and Eara Geneva Price LaFever.

Her enjoyments were her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Also, she was a member of Lansden Church of Christ.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 54 years, Leonard Ray Griffin; two sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine ad Steve Dodson, of Sparta, Linda and Bobby Henry, of Sparta; brother, James LaFever; sisters, Joyce Bray, Catherine Dunn, Irene Lawson, Shirley LaFever; five … Read More


Ronnie Gene Lewis

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ronnie Gene “R.L.” Lewis, 65, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 2, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Lewis was born July 2, 1952, in Crossville.

He served his country in the U.S. Army as a jumper in the 101st Airborne. He was later a longtime supervisor at Dacco. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish, and visit parks, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family. Mr. Lewis also liked working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Lewis; mother, Hilda Thompson Lewis Hahn; sisters, Bonnie Smith, Connie Vinson; and brother, Ricky Lewis.

Survivors include his wife of almost 43 years, … Read More


Herman Lee Hill

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Herman Lee Hill, 87, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 25, 2017, at Raintree Manor, in McMinnville.

Mr. Hill was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Sparta, to John Dalton Hill and Mary Irving Hill.

He graduated from Wallace Smith High School and earned his diploma at Darwin High School, in Cookeville, in 1947.

Mr. Hill joined the military, on July 25, 1950, where he served 24 distinguished years, serving in Korea, Vietnam, and Germany in the U.S. Army Special Forces – Green Beret. 1st Sgt. Hill availed himself of all the training and education he could attain. He enrolled in Sullivan Business College, matriculated at Western Kentucky … Read More


William Stanley “Bill” Jones

Posted on October 5, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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William Stanley “Bill” Jones, 82, born June 23, 1935, Summerville, Georgia, to William Issac and Mildred Ashworth Jones, departed from life on Sept. 28, 2017.

Mr. Jones lived a very active life. He attended Chattanooga State Community College and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga while living in East Ridge and was a member of the Chattanooga area Relic Club. He retired from both the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant as a superintendent and from IBEW Chattanooga.

He became interested in the Trail of Tears and documented many routes, even taking former Gov. Bredesen’s wife on a tour in Van Buren County. He served on the Election Commission, as county … Read More


Jim Dakouvanos

Posted on September 30, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Funeral service for Jim Dakouvanos, 73, of Cookeville, will be held at noon, Oct. 2, 2017, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pike, in Nashville. Interment will be 3 p.m., Oct. 2, at Cookeville City Cemetery. Fr. Gregory Hohnholt will officiate.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, and 11 a.m.-noon, Oct. 2, at the church.

Mr. Dakouvanos died suddenly, on Sept. 29, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, in White County.

He was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Agia Paraskevi Conitsis, Greece, to Yanni Dakouvanos and Alexandra Stratsianh Dakouvanos. He attended … Read More


Herman Hill

Posted on September 30, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Herman Hill, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2017.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 7, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard will follow in Lee Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Oct. 6, at the funeral home.

The U.S. Army Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.

A complete obituary will soon be provided.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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