Terry Hitchcock, 74, of Cookeville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on June 2, 2017, at his home in Cookeville, following extended illness.
Mr. Hitchcock was born May 14, 1943, in Cookeville, to Andrew Bethel Hitchcock and Linnie Mae Madewell Hitchcock.
He enjoyed a successful career in automobile sales and real estate for over 40 years in the Cookeville area. Mr. Hitchcock enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his beloved dog, Jake. He loved the Lord and is now resting peacefully within the gates of heaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl Edward Hitchcock; and a daughter, Terri Beth … Read More
Donna Sue Luna Brewington, 53, of Byrdstown, formerly of Sparta, passed away May 29, 2017, at her residence.
Ms. Brewington was born June 13, 1963, in Sparta, to Ollie Jean Luna and Myrna Faye Wilson Luna.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Kari Nicole Brewington.
Survivors include her son, Terry Keith Brewington and wife Jessica, of Sparta; sister, Angela Rodocker, of Washington;
brothers, Eric Luna and wife Melissa, of Sparta, Carl Douglas Luna, of Washington, Kevin Timothy Luna, of Oregon; two grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Brewington, Shelby Nicole Brewington, both of Sparta; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Kathleen Sparkman, 93, of Baxter, passed away May 31, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Mrs. Sparkman was born Oct. 26, 1923, in White County to Eddie Wyatt Phifer and Vernie Mason Phifer
She was a 1942 graduate of White County High School. She became a “Rosie the Riveter,” working at the Goodyear plant in Akron, Ohio, during World War II. She wore many “hats” – a homemaker, sold Stanley Home Products, worked at Georgia Shoe, at Baxter, taught English at DeBerry Academy and substituted as a teacher in the Putnam County school system. She was also a sales associate with Harvey’s/Peebles of Cookeville.
John Robinson Crowder, 82, of Crossville, passed away, May 24, 2017, at his home.
Mr. Crowder was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Sparta, the son of Vasco Crowder and Mallie Howard Crowder.
He worked as a farmer and was a member of the First Christian Church and in recent years attended First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Crowder was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry Crowder, Howard Crowder; and sisters, Louise Tadsen, Genevra Carter and Bernelle Clayton.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Crowder, of Crossville; sons, Robert Crowder, of Florida, Dr. Randall Crowder, of Crossville; daughter, Carol Durden and husband Frank, of Nashville; grandson, Jacob Crowder and wife … Read More
Jean Ward Goddard Bastian, 84, of Doyle, passed away May 26, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Bastian was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Doyle, to Henry Orville Goddard and Anna Bessie Ward Goddard.
She was an accomplished artist, having used a wide variety of avenues, especially in watercolors. Her work won appraise statewide. Mrs. Bastian has artwork displayed in McDonald’s headquarters Chicago, UBS Cookeville, as well as many awards. The conservation picture won statewide as the Trappers National Award plus a third place in a state contest.
Historically, Mrs. Bastian was noted for her love for Tennesseans, The Hermitage, Crag Front and the Sam Davis houses, … Read More