Peggy Sue Cole Johnson

Posted on June 6, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Peggy Sue Cole Johnson, 78, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Sparta, to Waymon Cole and Nola Pearl Clark Cole.

She was retired from Federal Mogul.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Edward Johnson; a son, Michael Johnson; and three brothers, Dale Cole, William Morris Cole, and Johnny Norris Cole.

Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Hutcheson, of Sparta, Sandra Paschket, of Brentwood; grandchildren, Jamie Bainbridge-Ott, Ethan Hutcheson, Rachel Paschket, Hannah Paschket, Alex Campbell; five –great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Bainbridge, Lily Jordan, Whitley Mayfield, Karly Campbell, Ava Campbell; … Read More


James “Butch” Buchannon Cavanah Jr.

Posted on June 4, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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James “Butch” Buchannon Cavanah Jr., 61, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born Sunday, Aug. 26, 1956, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, he was the son of James Cavanah Sr. and Alma Wells Cavanah.

He loved fishing, hunting, and woodworking.

Mr. Cavanah was preceded in death by his mother; brother, David Cavanah; and sisters, Diane Frasier and Devona Ruley.

He is survived by his daughter, Meredith Cavanah Daoud (Jerry), of McKinney, Texas; son, Derick Cavanah (Holly,) of Sparta; father, James Cavanah Sr. (Donna), of Sparta; sisters, Gwinda Stevens (Donald), of Smyrna, Trevanda Allison (Tim), of Sparta; brothers, Mike Cloyd (Lissa), of Sparta, Jason Cloyd … Read More


Douglas Charles Stewart

Posted on June 2, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Douglas Charles Stewart, 76, of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 13, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Elmer Stewart and Virginia Bull Stewart.

He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and a Mason. He enjoyed fishing and working at Carrie’s Dance Academy. He loved every dancer there.

Mr. Edmonds was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Jennifer Ann.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Stewart, of Sparta; son, Douglas Stewart Jr. (Terrie), of Glade Creek; daughter, Carrie Stewart Edmonds (Nathan), of Sparta; and grandchildren, Emma Stewart, Grace Stewart, Tyler Stewart, Karlee Edmonds, Ally … Read More


John Lawrence Strashensky

Posted on June 2, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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John Lawrence Strashensky, 79, of Spencer, passed away May 30, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Strashensky was born June 16, 1938, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of John Strashensky and Mary Bugara Strashensky.

Burial will take place at a later date, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John Carlis Gilbert

Posted on June 1, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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John Carlis Gilbert, 76, of Doyle, passed away May 30, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.

Mr. Gilbert was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Sparta, to Bud R. Gilbert and Sarah Louise Wilson.  He married Mary Nell Watford Gilbert.  He was a member of Spencer Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jackie Gilbert; and sisters, Pat Morgan and Linda West.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Watford Gilbert; son, John Kevin Gilbert (Sandra); daughters, Kimberly Graham (Jason), Kathy Hawkins (Nathan), Carla Murney (John); brothers, Bud T. Gilbert, Mike Gilbert; sister, Faye Hill; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephew.… Read More


Deborah Wilkerson

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Deborah Wilkerson, 59, of Cookeville, passed away May 27, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Born Feb. 23, 1959, in Smithville, she was the daughter of   Julia Howell Goodwin and Harold Wilkerson.

She was a loving and giving person, even after her passing through Tennessee Organ Donors, helping improve or save lives of others. This just shows how much of a loving and caring person she was to everyone. Education was a very important thing in her life, graduating from TTU with honors and receiving her doctorate in pharmacy from Mercer School of Pharmacy. She was a pharmacist for 29 years, in Cookeville and Sparta.

Mrs. Wilkerson was … Read More


Hattie Sue Miller Mullican

Posted on May 29, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Hattie Sue Miller Mullican, 74, of Sparta, passed away May 26, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., May 31, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., May 30, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tressa Ann West

Posted on May 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Tressa Ann West, 53, of Sparta, passed away May 27, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. West was born July 10, 1964, in Smithville, the daughter of Billy Price and Jo Ann Howell Price.

A Celebration of Life service will be 2 p.m., June 1, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m., June 1, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Donnie Williams

Posted on May 29, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Donnie Williams, 69, of the Ravenscroft Community, of White County, passed away May 28, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Williams was born June 10, 1948, in Sparta, to William “Bill” Williams and Rosie Meadows Williams.

He was a well-known business owner, in Sparta, with D & W Trucking, Sparta Bail Bonds, and Sparta Auto Sales. He enjoyed farming and raising horses.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronnie Williams; brother, Buddy Williams; and sisters, Ruby Johnson, Sue Boles, and Linda Goodwin.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jane Hall Williams; children, Kathy Hunt, Charlie Williams, Teresa Akogun, Jennifer Williams; … Read More


Jeffery Clay Hensley

Posted on May 29, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Jeffery Clay Hensley, 58, of Sparta, passed away May 27, 2018, after a short illness.

Mr. Hensley was born Aug. 7, 1959, in Sparta, the eighth of 10 children born to Richard Hensley and Ann Marshall Hensley.

He was always happy and loved all.

Mr. Hensley was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Plummer Hensley, and a sister, Patricia Hensley

Survivors include his brothers, Bobby, Jack, Horace, and Mark Hensley, all of Sparta, and sisters, Betty Pallotta, Mary Guy, both of Sparta, and Margaret Davis, of Cookeville

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., May 30, 2018, at Community Free Will Baptist Church Camp Heights, with burial … Read More


Jeffery C. Hensley

Posted on May 28, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Jeffery C. Hensley, 58, of Sparta, passed away May 27, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Anne Bradley

Posted on May 26, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Patricia Anne Bradley, 76, passed away June 4, 2017, under Hospice Care, in La Vernia, Texas.

She was born Aug. 3, 1940, to Arthur Burns and Smithie Louise Burns in Bolivar, Tennessee.

She was a loving and loyal wife, mother, and Nana. She was well known for playing golf, in the Lubbock, Texas, area, where she lived and had numerous loyal friends. She served in a leadership capacity for the Women’s West Texas Golf Association and won many amateur golf tournaments over the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fredrick Bradley, and her daughter, Julie Anne Bradley.

She is survived by her brother Harold … Read More


Donald Gordon Bennett

Posted on May 26, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Donald Gordon Bennett, 73, of Sparta, passed away May 25, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Bennett was born March 1, 1945, in White County, to Kenneth Bennett and Mary Lou Bradshaw Bennett.

He was a retired security guard, most recently for Southern Wood Products.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Earl Bennett; brothers, Arnold Bennett, Robert Bennett; and sister, Mildred Graham.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Reba Guy Bennett; children, Donald Dwayne Bennett, Derrick (Tammy) Bennett, Michelle (Emerson) Luna; grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Bennett, Deanna (Trey Armstrong) Bennett, Kayla Smith; great-grandchildren, Briley Bennett, Macie Bennett, Lillian Sparkman and Landon Sparkman, … Read More


Doris Worley Gamble

Posted on May 25, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Doris Worley Gamble, 94, of Sparta, passed away May 23, 2018, at Erlanger Health Systems, in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Gamble was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Atlanta, Georgia, to William Logan Worley and Rowena Harrison Worley.

She worked at White County Hospital as a inpatient insurance clerk for 16 years, was the office manager for American Red Cross for 10 years, and also worked at Walgreens, in Sparta, and enjoyed teaching line dancing.

Mrs. Gamble loved being in plays at Cookeville Drama Center. She appeared in “The Miracle Worker,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, … Read More


Donald Gorden Bennett

Posted on May 25, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Donald Gorden Bennett, 73, of Sparta, passed away this morning at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Horace E. Manning

Posted on May 25, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Horace E. Manning, 66, of Quebeck, passed away May 23, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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