Virgie Pauline Pollard Young, 85, of Sparta, formerly of Smithville, passed away April 21, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Walling, to Willie Lee "Shorty" Pollard and Zonnie Lee Luna Pollard.
She was a retired garment factory worker. She enjoyed reading, birdwatching and caring for her precious chihuahua, Rosie. She was an active member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #101, in Smithville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Ronnie Young, Lynn Allen Young, Bobby Lee Young; four brothers, Ed Pollard, Junior Pollard, Elijah Pollard, David Pollard; and a sister, Dora Faye Pollard.
Surviving family members left to cherish her memory include her two sons, Glenn (Ruthie) Young, of Sparta, Keith (Diane) Young, of Sparta; two daughters, Shirley (Joe) Brady, of Sparta, Deana (Charles) Miller, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Jan Young; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Pollard, of Smithville, Charles (Karen) Pollard, of Sparta; sister-in-law, Faye Pollard, of Sparta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., April 24, 2021, at Hensley Chapel Baptist Church, with burial in Young Cemetery. Buster Young and Dewey Young officiated.
Brian Young, Wayne Allen Grantham, Jessie Young, Gregory Brymer, Zach Young, Jason Young ,and Justin Collins served as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.