Gene Johnson
B: 1940-11-15
D: 2019-01-15
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Johnson, Gene
Jimmie Gregg
B: 1944-06-08
D: 2019-01-13
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Gregg, Jimmie
Evin Howard
B: 1934-03-11
D: 2019-01-12
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Howard, Evin
Sigmund Mendel
B: 1943-05-02
D: 2019-01-12
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Mendel, Sigmund
Eileen Calvert
B: 1935-08-14
D: 2019-01-05
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Calvert, Eileen
James Edmonds
B: 1951-04-25
D: 2018-12-29
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Edmonds, James
Judy McCormick
B: 1943-08-15
D: 2018-12-28
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McCormick, Judy
John Rollins
B: 1933-01-24
D: 2018-12-23
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Rollins, John
Shelia Richardson
B: 1966-02-10
D: 2018-12-22
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Richardson, Shelia
Kathy Neu
B: 1963-04-22
D: 2018-12-17
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Neu, Kathy
Kelly Cash
B: 1968-12-11
D: 2018-12-16
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Cash, Kelly
Jerry Billings
B: 1953-04-09
D: 2018-12-13
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Billings, Jerry
Margaret Brandt
B: 1939-08-23
D: 2018-12-13
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Brandt, Margaret
William Spainhower
B: 1931-05-17
D: 2018-12-10
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Spainhower, William
Walter "Tommy" Leftwich
B: 1944-03-05
D: 2018-12-06
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Leftwich, Walter "Tommy"
Patricia Brady
B: 1943-12-15
D: 2018-12-06
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Brady, Patricia
Ervin Pike
B: 1938-07-11
D: 2018-12-04
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Pike, Ervin
William Tabers
B: 1929-02-24
D: 2018-12-02
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Tabers, William
William Ray
B: 1956-08-20
D: 2018-11-29
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Ray, William
Sharlyn Bumbalough
B: 1946-07-26
D: 2018-11-29
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Bumbalough, Sharlyn
Billy Knowles
B: 1989-12-06
D: 2018-11-28
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Knowles, Billy


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Ralph Franks

July 23, 1935 - - October 11, 2016

Ralph Clark Franks, age 81, of Sparta, Tennessee passed from this life, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Cumberland County Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee. Ralph was born July 23, 1935 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Herman and Laura (Keathley) Franks. Ralph was an active memeber of the Sons of the Confederacy. He enjoyed studying geneology and life in general. Ralph m ...

Kenneth Prater

June 06, 1947 - - October 31, 2015

Mr. Kenneth Lee Prater, age 68 of Sparta, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Born Friday, June 6, 1947 in Sparta, he was the son of the late Kenneth and the Dorcia Laurine Clouse Prater. He was a member of Bethel Church of Christ and a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, Mr. Prater was preceded in death by ...

John Messinger

July 30, 1939 - - February 24, 2015

Mr. John Harry Messinger, age 75 of Quebeck, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born Sunday, July 30, 1939 in Reno, Nevada, to the late Leo Messinger and the late Rowena (Pettit) Messinger. He was a Mason and a Shriner in Macon, Georgia. Survivors include: Wife of 40 years, Patricia Messinger of Quebeck Daughter, T.J. Yarbr ...

Walter Steimel

August 05, 1926 - - February 13, 2015

Walter Otto Steimel, age 88 of Sparta, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta. He was born Thursday, August 5, 1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to the late Emil Steimel and the late Irma (Correll) Steimel. He was the husband of Betty (Bradley) Steimel. No services are announced at this time. Online condolences may be made to the famil ...

Haskell Cope

August 02, 1921 - - January 16, 2015

Mr. Haskell Ray Cope, age 93 of Sparta, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015, at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on two mine sweepers, USS Knight and USS Sage in WWII, and also spent time in Japan and Pearl Harbor. He was later a Tennessee National Guardsman. Mr. Cope was also co-owner of Cope Brothers Oil in Sparta for many years. He ...

Paul Smith

September 15, 1949 - - January 03, 2015

Paul Douglas Smith, age 65 of Monterey, son of Thomas Hugh and Virginia Belle (Cook) Smith of Oceana WV, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Tennessee at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Doug was a member of the Oceana United Methodist Church and a 1967 graduate of Oceana High School. He bravely served his country in the Air Force completing a 4 year tour of duty i ...

Larry Maynard

July 09, 1964 - - January 01, 2015

Larry Ray Maynard, age 50 of Sparta. passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta. He was born Thursday, July 9, 1964 in Cookeville, Tennessee. Survivors include: Wife- Jennifer Maynard of Sparta Daughter- Taylor Maynard of Cookeville Daughter- Abby Maynard of Cookeville Brother- Harold Ralph Maynard of Silver Point Brother- Darren Maynard o ...

Hershel Jenkins

February 19, 1923 - - October 14, 2014

Mr. Hershel Wallace Jenkins, age 91 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born Monday, February 19, 1923 in Sparta to the late Hershel Jenkins and the late Notie Rose Jenkins. He was a member of the Sparta Freewill Baptist since 1963. He served in the United States Army from March 4, 1943 until December 7, ...

Monty Boyd

November 23, 1956 - - October 14, 2014

Monty Lee Boyd, age 57 of Sparta, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta. There will be a memorial service at the Pistole Baptist Church on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm with Harlan Simmons officiating. There will be a period of visitation with the family prior to the service from 5 until 7 pm. He was born Friday, November 23, ...

Kevin Biehl

May 28, 1954 - - October 05, 2014

Goodbye Kevin Biehl Kevin Charles Biehl, age 60 of Sparta passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at his home in Sparta. Kevin was a unique individual with a quick wit and one of the first to laugh at himself. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, his many dogs and tinkering with anything that looked like it needed fixing. Kevin's closest friends knew that a job was not complet ...

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