Ruby Joyce Fish

Posted on August 8, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Ruby Joyce Fish, 87, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, at her home, in Sparta.

Mrs. Fish was born May 10, 1930, in Big Creek, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to Anthony Stepp and Lushie Fraley Stepp.

She grew up in a large family and always wanted one of her own. In fact, she wanted to have 12 children. Mrs. Fish, along with her husband of over 40 years, James, nearly succeeded but stopped at seven. She loved family and friends, and everyone who knew her considered her to be “mom.” Mrs. Fish always had a kind, encouraging word and a great sense of optimism about life. She also had a … Read More


Wanda Joyce Woods Luna

Posted on August 8, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Wanda Joyce Woods Luna, 67, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 7, 2017, at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital, in Smithville.

She was born May 26, 1950.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m., Aug. 9, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1-4 p.m., Aug. 9, at the funeral home. It was the wish of Mrs. Luna to be cremated following her funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Hunter Funeral Home P.O Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583 to help with funeral expenses.

Funeral and cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

 

 


Margaret Ann Marlowe

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Margaret Ann Marlowe, 89, former owner of Sparta Flowers and Gifts, passed away today at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Clark R. McGee

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Clark R. McGee, 74, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, in McMinnville, following an extended illness.

Mr. McGee was born May 26, 1943, the son of William Jennings Bryan McGee and Gladys Rhea McGee.

He was a retired foreman with Century Electric and a member of the Baptist Church.

Mr. McGee was preceded in death by parent; two sisters, Dot Bogle, Barbara Denton; and a brother, Bill McGee; and his father-in-law, Boyd Haston.

Mr. McGee was married May 25, 1963, to Marilyn Haston McGee, who   survives.

Other survivors include his children and their spouses, Jeff and … Read More


Richie Shubert

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Richie Shubert, 63, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 5, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Shubert was born June 26, 1954, in Putnam County, to Laurine Rich Shubert and Robert Lee Shubert.

He was a logger in his family’s sawmill business. Mr. Schubert was known as a standout basketball player during his sports days as a Cookeville High School Cavalier.

He was preceded in death by his father; an infant daughter, Catherine Laurine Shubert; and a brother, Bobby Ross Shubert.

Survivors include his mother, Laurine Rich Shubert, of Cookeville; two sons, Nathan Adam Shubert, of Atlanta, Robert Mitchell Shubert, of Knoxville; daughter, Laura Mae Shubert, … Read More


Richie Shubert

Posted on August 5, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Richie Shubert, 63, of Sparta, 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.


Carl Rufus Rogers

Posted on August 5, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Carl Rufus Rogers, 83, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 4, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Rogers was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Spencer, to Dan Rogers and Mary Davis Rogers.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 7, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m., Aug. 6, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 7, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Terry Lee Whitson

Posted on August 5, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Terry Lee Whitson, 69, of Sparta, passed from this life on, Aug. 4, 2017.

Mr. Whitson was born March 18, 1948, in Sparta, the son of late Eskew Whitson and Retha Moore Whitson.

He worked as a tool and die maker at Mallory Timers for 10 years. He served on the White County Fair Board for many years and was State Fair president, in 2003. Mr. Whitson had a real estate and auction company, in Sparta, for 25 years, and he operated a farm in northern White County for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kolt Whitson; father-in-law J.W. Lee; and brother-in-law, … Read More


Thomas Jefferson Reece

Posted on August 4, 2017 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Thomas Jefferson Reece, 97, of White County, passed away Aug. 2, 2017.

Mr. Reece was born Sept. 24, 1919, the son of Charlie Reece and Ida Bowers Reece

He was a member of Spring Hill The Baptist Church of Christ.

Mr. Reece (PaPa) also served his country in World War II, where he was a prisoner of war for 109 days. He coached baseball and softball for over 35 years. He cooked at the Central View fair booth for 50 years.

Mr. Reece was preceded in death by wife, Ella Mae Sanders; nine brothers and sisters, Bill, Abe, Robert, Charles, Ethel, Effie, Frances, Carrie Lee, Hazel; and one … Read More


Terry Whitson

Posted on August 4, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Terry Whitson, 69, of Sparta, passed away this morning at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Juanita Ann “Nina” Mitten

Posted on August 4, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Juanita Ann “Nina” Mitten, 29, of Manchester, passed away July 26, 2017, at Unity Medical Center.

Mrs. Mitten was born July 23, 1988, in Sparta.

Above all, she loved the Lord. Mrs. Mitten enjoyed scrapbooking, spending time with her family, and was great with little kids. She was an amazing poetry writer. Her talents in poetry were proven when one of her poems was published in a book. She will be missed by her loving family.

Mrs. Mitten was preceded in death by her grandmother, Juanita Ann Rogers.


Blanche Roberts

Posted on August 3, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Blanche Roberts, 83, of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2017, at Flagler Hospital, in St. Augustine.

She was born Oct. 3, 1933, to Marion Davis and Jewel Lack Davis.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Virgil Roberts; son, Ralph Edward Roberts; brothers, Willard Clay Davis, Dillard Ray “Buddy” Davis; and three sisters, Annabelle Winnett, Marie Roberts, and Jean Hale.

Survivors include three daughters, Joan Roberts, of Sparta, Delores Elrod, of Pleasant Hill, Virginia Phifer and husband Todd, of St. Augustine, Florida; sisters, Ruby Howell, Reba Blanton and husband Lynn, all of Sparta; six grandsons Tommy, Billy, Jason, … Read More


Curtis Dale Cunningham

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Curtis Dale Cunningham, 49, of Sparta, passed away on July 28, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Cunningham was born Feb. 14, 1968, in Sparta, to Kenneth Cunningham and Treva Spears Cunningham.

He loved fishing and shooting guns.

Survivors include three sons, Devan Taylor (Laura), of Justin Cunningham, of Sparta, Dustin Cunningham, of Sparta; sister, Deloris Wilkey, of Sparta; grandchildren, Hayliegh, Logan, Connor, Aliannah, Jayden and Kolton Cunningham, Nathaniel Martin; and two nieces, Kayla Moore and Kanzadie Moore.

Graveside service was 10 a.m., Aug. 2, 2017, at Old Zion Cemetery. Daryl Leonard officiated.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Logan Clark

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Daniel Logan Clark, 90, of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Clark was born June 21, 1927, in Lebanon, Indiana, the son of Forrest Clark and Jessie Livingston Clark.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley L. Clark; grandson, Matthew Clark; and son. Gregory Long.

Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Pack, of Sparta,

Toni Donavan (Mike), of Bloomington, Indiana, Jeannie Johnson, of Lebanon, Indiana, Regina … Read More


Willie Mae Hyder

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Willie Mae Hyder, 96, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Ms. Hyder was born July 20, 1921, in Sparta, Albert Walker and Vallie Stewart Walker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis Edward Hyder; son, Edward Hyder; sister Pauline Day; and brother, Kenneth Walker.

Survivors include her son, Michael Lewis Hyder, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Leesa Hyder; and grandsons, Jason Hyder and Jed Hyder, both of Texas.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Aug. 5, 2017, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Plainview Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. Earl Alverson will officiate. The family will receive friends … Read More


Mildred Alexander Randolph

Posted on August 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mildred Alexander Randolph, 91, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Randolph was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Sparta, to George Alexander Sr. and Lou Verna Jordan Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Clifton Randolph; daughter Barbara Jean “Jeannie” Randolph; sister, Reba Alexander; and brothers, Charles “Charlie” Alexander and wife Billie, and George Alexander Jr.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in law, Beverly and John Lawson; son, Bill Randolph; brother, Ronnie Alexander; four grandchildren, Breeanne Lawson, Brent Lawson, Brannon Randolph, Kayla Randolph; great- grandchildren, Gage Randolph, Avalei Randolph; sister-in-law, Magnolia Alexander; nieces and nephews; and many friends and loved … Read More


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