Bobby Parks

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

Bobby Parks, 69, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Parks served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Covenant Transport.
He was preceded in death his parents, Bob Parks Sr. and Easter Parks and two brothers, Johnny Parks and Clyde Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Parks, of Rossville, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Headrick and Charlotte Ladd, both of Rossville, Ga., Elaine Qualls, of Nashville, and Cathy Lance, of Crossville; two sons, Charlie Parks, of Rossville, Ga., and Michael Parks, of Crossville; two step sons, Shelby Potter, of Ringgold, Ga., and Bill Potter, of Crossville; two step daughters, Bertha Goff, of … Read More


J.C. Conley

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

J.C. Conley, 73, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Conley was born Aug. 1, 1930, in White County, to Herman Conley and Nora Clouse Conley.
He had been a truck driver for Real Transportation.
Conley was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, J.C. Conley Jr. and James Curtis Conley; and two brothers, Quinton Conley and Milburn Conley.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Conley, of Sparta; one daughter, Jackie Conley, of Sparta; one son, Gary Simmons, of Antioch; two sisters, Naomi Keathley, of Sparta, and Nell Royer, of Louisiana; two brothers, Kenneth Conley and Doug Conley, both of Sparta; one grandchild, … Read More


Herbert Gene Davis

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

Herbert Gene Davis, 56, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2003.
Davis was born March 17, 1947, in White County, to Virgil and Myrtle Fletcher Davis.
He had been a carpenter.
Davis was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Davis, and two brothers, Charlie V. Davis and Jimmy Lee Davis.
Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Fletcher Davis, of Sparta; two daughters, Norma Jean Keathley, of Casco, Mich., and Teri Farris, of Sparta; one sister, Frances Rich, of Sparta; four grandchildren, Donnie Cross, Christopher Williams, Haley Davis Keathley and Anthony Farris; one uncle, Bob Davis, of Hangertown, Ind.; and four aunts, Cora Dockery, Vera Fletcher, Margie Fletcher and … Read More


Harold Eugene Young

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

Harold Eugene Young, 66, of Sparta, was called by home by his Lord and Savior on Aug. 16, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born Dec. 30, 1936, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
He was a member of Indian Mound The Baptist Church and retired from Goodyear as a mechanic.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Calbert and Barnett Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Graham Young; two sons and one-daughter-in-law, Ricky Young, of Sparta, and Mark and Sylvia Young, of Lebanon; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Ray Murdock, … Read More


Mary Simmons Yearwood

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

Mary Simmons Yearwood, 52, passed away Aug. 20, 2003.
Yearwood was born July 7, 1951, in Van Buren County, to J.C. Simmons and Katie Bickford Simmons.
She attended Findlay Church of Christ and had been employed at Southern Wood Products, in Sparta.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeff and Denis Barnes, John Barnes and Jason and Tasha Johnson, all of Sparta; one brother, Kenny Simmons, of Spencer; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 22, 2003, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Simmons Cemetery, in White County. Kenneth Bray will officiate.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel is in charge of


Lorelle King

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

Lorelle King, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 17, 2003, at Bethesda Healthcare Center.
King was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Putnam County, to Clennie and Rebecca Allen Wilmoth
She was a member of Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
King was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester King; one grandson, Mike Fields; one sister, Jewell Bartlett; two sons-in-law, Bill Fields and Willie Demps Cunningham Jr. and one brother, Clifton Wilmoth.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma Cunningham, Jerry and Velma Peek and Ronnie and Martha Lafever, all of Cookeville; three sisters, Ornie B. Montgomery and Rilda Ford, both of Sparta, and Catherine Dyer, … Read More


James A. (Punch) Taylor

Posted by | August 21, 2003 12:00 am

James A. (Punch) Taylor, 79, passed away Aug. 18, 2003, in Lake Placid, Fla.
Taylor was born April 27, 1924, in White County, to Toy and Lena May Martin Taylor.
He was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #375, in Donelson, and the American Legion. Taylor was a retired salesman with a snack company.
Taylor was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Taylor; one son, Guy H. Taylor; and two brothers, Harold T. Taylor and John M. Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly A. Taylor, of Sebring, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Taylor Sawyer, of Deltona, Fla.; one son, James Mike Taylor, of Memphis; … Read More




Opal Frances Swoape Myers

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Opal Frances Swoape Myers, 80, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 14, 2003.
Myers was born July 12, 1923, in Coffee County, to Jessie Gilley Swoape and Hessie Loranza Stacy Swoape.
She was a homemaker.
Myers was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alton L. Myers; daughter, Linda K. Taylor; granddaughter, Rhonda Maan; two sisters, Myrtle Haston and Alva Walker; and two brothers, J.B. Swoape and Cliff Swoape.
Survivors include two daughters Rita F. Baker, of Sparta, and Patsy Mason, of Quebeck; two sisters, Lucy Swack, of McMinnville, and Jessie Ruth Edmonds, of Sparta; one brother, Yancy Swoape, of Muncie, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren
Services … Read More


Jerry Michael Edmonds

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Jerry Michael Edmonds, 32, of Sparta, formerly of Trappe, Pa., passed away Aug. 16, 2003, at Cumberland Medical Center.
Edmonds was born May 25, 1971, in Pennsylvania, to Jerry Everette Edmonds and Barbara Landes.
He had been a mechanic with Proffit Trucking.
Edmonds graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School and North Montco Vocational Technical School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working.
Survivors include his father and step mother, Jerry and Ruth Edmonds, of Bon Air; mother and step father Barbara and Carl Obarowski, of Perkiomenville, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Cyndi Edmonds, of Quakertown, Pa.; one niece, Sarah Edmonds, of Quakertown, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Lola Landes, … Read More


Billy Connell Kell

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Connell Kell, 61, passed away Aug. 16, 2003, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Kell was born May 2, 1942, in Van Buren County, to John B. Kell and Tera M. Johnson.
He had been a factory worker.
Kell was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Brownie B. Kell.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Carlon Curtis, of Quebeck; two brothers, L.C. Key, of Doyle, and Wayne Price Kell, of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 18, 2003, at the chapel of High Funeral Home, in McMinnville with burial in Preston Heights Cemetery, in Quebeck. … Read More


Geneva Moore Howard

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Geneva Moore Howard, 84, passed away Aug. 16, 2003.
Howard was born Feb. 6, 1919, in White County, to Samuel Moore and Mamie Swindell.
She had been a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, R.J. Howard, of Morrison; three daughters, Brenda Clark, of Chattanooga, Annette Howard Cooper, of McMinnville, and Sharon Pirtle, of Murfreesboro; two sons, Robert Howard, of Marietta, Ga., and Sammy Howard, of Morrison; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Delma Wallace, of Sparta.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 18, 2003, at Howard Cemetery. Bobby Wheeler will officiate.
High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas W. Simrell

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Thomas W. Simrell, 74, of Walling, passed away Aug. 16, 2003.
Simrell was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Knox County, to Jim Simrell and Esther Winstead Simrell.
He was retired the the U.S. Navy, where he served as a boatman and in security, and the U.S. Air Force, where he served at a crew chief.
Simrell was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include this close companion, Jean Brock, of Sparta, and several cousins.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m., Aug. 18, 2003, at Springhill Cemetery. Bill Morgan will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Harold Eugene Young

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Harold Eugene Young, 66, of Sparta, was called by home by his Lord and Savior on Aug. 16, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born Dec. 30, 1936, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
He was a member of Indian Mound The Baptist Church and retired from Goodyear as a mechanic.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Calbert and Barnett Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Graham Young; two sons and one-daughter-in-law, Ricky Young, of Sparta, and Mark and Sylvia Young, of Lebanon; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Ray Murdock, … Read More


Thomas Harold (Trey) Keane III

Posted by | August 18, 2003 12:00 am

Thomas Harold (Trey) Keane III, 16, of Trussville, Ala., passed away Aug. 15, 2003.
Keane was an honor student at Hewitt Trussville High School where he played trumpet in the band. He loved music and his many friends.
Survivors include his parents, Tom and Sharon Keane; one sister, Annabelle; grandparents, Mack Seibers, of Sparta, and the late Ruby Seibers and Tom and Lena Keane, of Pleasant Hill; aunts and uncles, Jack and Renne Farley, of Cookeville, Rick and Dana Dildine, of Sparta, Jim and Cindy Keane, of Arkansas, and Pat
Keane and Leslie Keane, both of Minnesota; and several cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 19, … Read More


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