James William Briggs

Posted By | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

James William Briggs, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 11, 2002, at NHC of Cookeville.
Briggs was born March 23, 1923, in White County, to James Claude and Monnie Brown Hitchcock Briggs.
He was a retired truck driver.
Briggs was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Viola Horton.
Survivors include his wife, Lyda Hayes Martin Briggs of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Joe Lee Brown of Sparta; three grandchildren, Tonia Wilson
and her husband, Randy, Shawn Brown and James Guy Brown all of Sparta; four brothers, Walter Briggs of Sparta, Quill Briggs of McMinnville, Charles Briggs of Davis, Calif. and Johnny Briggs of Bowling Green, Ky.; and three sisters, Rachel Weaver of Southfield, Mich., Aline Rozzell of Chattanooga and Elizabeth Briggs of Tallahassee, Fla.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., June 13, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Ray Scoggins and Randy White will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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