OBITUARIES
Alex Lee Vance
Alex Lee Vance, 40, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 26, 2022, at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1981, in Sparta, the son of Gayle Vance …
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David Daniel Parks
David Daniel Parks, 59, of Sparta, passed Sept. 23, 2022, at his residence. David was born Nov. 18, 1962, in Rifle Range, Florida. …
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Doris Nell Phifer Graham Matthews
Doris Nell Phifer Matthews, 92, of Sparta, passed Sept. 25, 2022, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Mrs. Matthews was born May 19, …
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Harold Eugene Hickey
Harold Eugene Hickey, 79, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2022, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Sparta. He was the son …
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L.C. Miller
L.C. Miller, 91, passed away Aug. 22, 2022. He was one of 15 children born to Cleo and Loyd Miller. He was born on Nov. 9, …
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Billie Roberts Austin
Billie Roberts, 61, passed from this earth Aug. 31, 2022, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville. Billie was born July 6, …
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Eva and Paul Roberts
We mourn the passing of the sweetest most generous couple - Paul and Eva Roberts. Paul had grown up in Cookeville, while Eva was …
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Peggy J. Shell
Peggy J. Shell, lately of Sparta, Tennessee, was born Dec. 11, 1944, and died Sept. 6, 2022, at the age of 78. In her lifetime, she …
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Noble Elbert Selby
Noble Elbert Selby, 87, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 17, 2022, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Sparta, the son of Casto …
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Katherine Raper Cooley
It was a beautiful sunny day, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, when Katherine Raper Smith Cooley entered into Heaven's pearly gates. No …
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Evalie Breeding
Evalie Breeding, 99, departed this life, on Sept. 20, 2022, at Life Care of Sparta Assisting Living. Evalie was a native of Smyrna. …
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Foster Wyite Nelson
Foster Wyite Nelson, 55, left this world, on Sept. 19, 2022. He was a 1986 graduate of White County High School. He loved working …
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Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell
Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell, U.S. Army (retired), passed from this life, on Sept. 17, 2022. He was a beloved husband, …
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Rosalie Reagan Phillips
Rosalie Reagan Bowman Phillips, 74, of Clarkrange, departed for her eternal life, on Sept. 9, 2022 at her daughter's home. She was …
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Aline Reedy Strode Wood
Aline Reedy Strode Wood, 99, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 16, 2022, at her home. She was surrounded by her family as she …
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Bobby Duke Westmoreland
Bobby Duke Westmoreland, 74, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 15, 2022, at his residence. Bobby was born June 8, 1948, in Celina, to …
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Jerry Lynn Davis Jr.
Jerry Lynn Davis, Jr., 37, a devoted father, husband, brother, and friend passed away unexpectedly, on Sept. 12, 2022. Jerry was …
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Judy Marie Tallent
Judy Marie Tallent, 54, passed away unexpectedly, on Sept. 9, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, …
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Linda Sue Wilson Dunham
Linda Sue Wilson Dunham, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2022, at Life Care Center of Sparta, surrounded by her family. Sue …
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Arnold "Ray" Teeples
Arnold "Ray" Teeples, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2022, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Ray was born Jan. 24, 1934, in …
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Roberto Carlos Ornelas
Roberto Carlos Ornelas, 39, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 11, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1983, …
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Doris Maxine Dodson
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Doris Maxine Dodson, age 84, of Quebeck. Our loving mother, …
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Vaunda Johnson Copeland
Vaunda Lucille Johnson Copeland, 66, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 11, 2022, at Signature Healthcare, in Algood. Vaunda was born …
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The monsters are coming to Maple Street
 Last week, President Biden gave a speech in which he warned that some die-hard Trump supporters were responding to calls of …
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Ethel Myrtle Niswander Duncan
Ethel Myrtle Niswander Duncan, 94, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 3, 2022, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta. She was born May 1, 1928, in …
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