Rodney William LaPoint

Posted on October 8, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Rodney William LaPoint, born Feb. 14, 1990,  was admitted to Methodist Medical Center, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on Sept. 30, 2019, and officially listed as deceased, on Oct. 3, 2019.

Rodney, age 29, is survived by his children, Gabriel LaPoint and Alexandria LaPoint. He loved his children with everything in him and always had a love for their mother, Savanna Mahan, even though they were no longer together.

He is also survived by his mother, Patricia O’Conner; sister, Sarah LaPoint; brothers, Tim O’Conner and Sam LaPoint; eight nieces; one nephew; father, Michael LaPoint; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who held a special place in … CONTINUED


Linda Gail Kirby Young Blalock

Posted on October 8, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Linda Gail Kirby Young Blalock, 68, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 6, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Blalock was born Sept. 26, 1951, to Mirel Kirby and Elizabeth Wightman Kirby.

She was happily married to William F. Blalock for six-and-a-half years. Mrs. Blalock enjoyed working in her flower garden, helping other people, and, most of all, spending time with her family. She was a member of BonDeCroft Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Jimmy Wayne Young, and brothers, Allen C. Kirby, Henry F. Kirby, Anthony M. Kirby, and Jerry D. Kirby.

Survivors include her husband, William F. … CONTINUED


Nella Raye Daniels

Posted on October 8, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Nella Raye Daniels, 78, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on Oct. 4, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Daniels was born May 2, 1941, in Sparta, to Willard Stamps and Rosie Foster Stamps.

She loved the Lord faithfully and attended Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church. She was a home health aide for many years, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. She loved her children dearly, her brother and sisters, and all of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elbert “Shorty” Daniels; and son, Wesley Daniels.

She leaves behind six children, Diana Pippin, of Crossville, Debbie Holmes, of … CONTINUED


Betty Ann Messenger

Posted on October 3, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Betty Ann Messenger, 86, of Sparta left us to be with her Savior, on Aug. 20, 2019, surrounded by her family.

We are greatly saddened to lose her presence in our lives on a daily basis, but we rest in the knowledge that Betty is a child of the God she held so dearly to her heart. Betty and her husband, Homer, were the owners of the Spencer and Doyle shirt factories and played an integral role in the community for many decades.

Betty lived a full and blessed life, with many trials and triumphs, but she always held fast to her faith and her undying love for … CONTINUED


Dorothy Ann Carmack Cope

Posted on October 2, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Dorothy Ann Carmack Cope, 93, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 28, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Cope was born June 11, 1926, in Spencer, the daughter of Vernatus Bilbrey Carmack and Cordelia Davis Carmack.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 2, 2019, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 2, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bobby Denton Daniels

Posted on October 2, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Bobby Denton Daniels, 79, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 29, 2019, in Sparta.

Mr. Daniels was born on Jan. 11, 1940, to Dee Daniels and Ida Rose Anderson Daniels.

He was the owner of BD Sandblasting and Painting for 39 years.

Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill Daniels, Doug Anderson; and sister, Dorothy Teeple.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Genelle Daniels, of Sparta; son, Tim Daniels, of Sparta; daughter, Kathy Daniels Brooks (James), of Texas; grandchildren, Joshua Daniels, Justin Daniels; sister, Leta Sellers (Yates), of Obion; and brothers, Lonnie Daniels (Sula), of Crossville, and Ken Daniels (Diane), of Sparta.

Funeral service will be … CONTINUED


Timmy Ralph “Tim” Massa

Posted on October 2, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Timmy Ralph “Tim” Massa, 57, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 29, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Massa was born May 2, 1962, in Cookeville. He was the son of Virginia Ann Steele and Ralph Claborne Massa.

He was a construction worker, with his specialty being in concrete work. He also worked as a supervisor for Hubbard Chicken Farms, in Pikeville. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to fish and hunt, along with enjoying football. One of his great thrills was tournament fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Herbert and Erma Steele, Norman Lee Massa and Clara Odell Massa; stepson, Keith Smith; uncles, Willie … CONTINUED


Betty Sue Bradley Lee

Posted on October 2, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Betty Sue Bradley Lee, 86, a native of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2019, at Quality Care Health Center, in Lebanon.

Mrs. Lee was born July 26, 1933, in Sparta, to Casto Bradley Sr. and Celesta Pogue Bradley.

She was a homemaker and loved her church and family.

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Thomas Lee; and siblings, T.W. Bradley, Ocie Bradley, Vina Dutton.

Survivors include her brother, Casto “Cassie” Bradley Jr.; nephews, Thomas (Vicki) Dutton, David (Shelia) Dutton, Eugene Bradley; and nieces, Annette (Greg) Whittaker, Cindy (Tim) Henry, Keleena (Darrin) Norris, and Ocelia Bradley.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Oct. … CONTINUED


Frederick “Fred” David Hall

Posted on October 2, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Frederick “Fred” David Hall, 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 28, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hall was born Jan. 14, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, to Johnny Fred Hall and Lillian Hattie Belle Anglin Hall.

He enjoyed fishing in catfish tournaments and was an avid bowler.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joe William Hall; and a sister, Betty Jean Spry.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Bowerman Hall, of Sparta; three daughters, Kim (Darrell) Hall Myers, of Cookeville, Denise (Charles) Hall Martin, of Erin, Diane (Chuck) Hall Horner, of Chiefland, Florida; grandchildren, Joshua Martin, Chasity Parker, Ashley Myler, Bethany Myers, Lydia … CONTINUED


Sandra Kay Kozub

Posted on October 2, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Sandra Kay Kozub, 77, passed away Sept. 28, 2019, at her home, in White County, after a long illness.

She was born Nov. 2, 1941, in East Lansing, Michigan, to Carl and Deloris Nye.

She attended local schools and Michigan State University.  In 1965, she married Raymond Kozub, then a graduate student at MSU.  From there, the family moved to Bryan, Texas, then to Stamford, Connecticut, then to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and finally, in 1977, to Cookeville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Jozub was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  She also did accounting and bookkeeping work outside the home on various occasions and served for … CONTINUED


Ronnie Wade Davis

Posted on September 24, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ronnie Wade Davis, 60, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 23, 2019, in Cookeville.

Mr. Davis was born July 24, 1959, in Sparta, to John and Betty Sue Davis.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Sue Davis, and an uncle, Joe Thomas Davis.

Survivors include his son, Kyle John Thomas Davis (Haley), of Cookeville; grandsons, Tristan and Andrew Davis, both of Cookeville; father, John “Bud” Davis (Lois), of Cookeville; wife of 28 years, Kimberly Davis; uncles, Bobby Davis (Janet), of Sparta, Bill Davis (Nell), of Sparta, Edward Phifer, of Sparta; and aunt, Reba Davis, of Murfreesboro.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m., Sept. 26, 2019, … CONTINUED


Brenda Ladale Henderson Bohanon

Posted on September 24, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Brenda Ladale Henderson Bohanon, 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 20, 2019, at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, in Nashville.

Mrs. Bohanon was born Nov. 8, 1945, in Sparta.

She attended Wallace-Smith School, in Sparta, and graduated from Darwin High School, in Cookeville.  Mrs. Bohanon attended Kynett United Methodist Church where she was an active and faithful member. She was a true Lady Vols fan. She loved fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Bohanon was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Henderson and A.J. Cullom, and one brother, James Harold Henderson.

Survivors include her husband of over 51 years, Charles Taylor Bohanon; daughter and son-in-law, Danette … CONTINUED


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