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Obituaries For Thursday, June 14
Funeral services for Leonard Wayne Young, age 58 of Sparta, will be conducted 11:00am Friday, June 15, 2018 from the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Leonard, age 58 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday June 12, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Leonard was born October 13, 1959 in Sparta to the late Charlie “Saint” Young and Dorothy Johnson Young. He was a former lawn care provider and facilities manager at Tri State Distribution. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving family members include his daughter Catrina (Kelly) Boles of Sparta; Son: Joshua Young of Sparta; Grandchildren: Arica Young, Searia Boles, Bentley Goodwin, Shayla Boles, Ava Young, Rhett Stokes, Hannah Stokes and Serenity Stokes; Brothers: Robert Lee Young of Sparta, Bobby (Blanche) Young of Sparta, James “Buddy” Randolph of Crossville, Chester Bruce of Pikeville; Sister: Louise Bradley of Crossville, Margaret Parks of Sparta, Mary (Bob) Syler of Mt. Juliet, Linda Bruce of Mt. Juliet, Brenda (Paul) Walker of Monterey. The family will receive friends after 10:00am Friday at Hunter Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Cathie Henrietta Johnson, 78 of Sparta, will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 16 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Jerry Pullum officiating. Burial will follow at Frasier’s Chapel Cemetery. Cathiee passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at her residence. Born Sunday, January 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Donald Smith and the late Henrietta Morrison Smith. Surviving are son, Kyle Johnson of Sparta; daughter, Kathi Johnson of Sparta; son, Koby Johnson of Oklahoma; daughter, Stacy Carden of Michigan; granddaughters, Kinsley Qualls of Sparta and Keena Walker of Michigan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Parkes Johnson. Family will receive friends from 5pm until 8pm on Friday, June 15 at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Jean Head, 83, of Gainesboro, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County. She passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. She was born June 11, 1935, in Gainesboro, to the late Roscoe Sherman Smallwood and Zander Jones Smallwood. On January 3, 1956, she was married to Edis Head, who survives. She was retired from the business office of the Jackson County Hospital and was a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 Brothers: Paul Meadows, Roscoe “Bug” Smallwood Jr., and Tommy Smallwood and 3 Sisters: Louise Jones, Martha Belle Dixon, and Rose Nell Jones Strait. Survivors include her Husband: Edis Head of Gainesboro; 2 Daughters: Delma (Edwin) Hopkins of Gainesboro, and Cathy Flatt of Cookeville, TN; 4 Grandchildren: Jason Flatt, Lyndsey Flatt, Ryan Hopkins, and Chanse (Kaylia) Hopkins; and 1 Great Grandchildren: Kambree Hopkins. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 -8 P.M. and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of the service.
Graveside services for Mr. Weldon “Curly” Roberts, 84, of Cookeville, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Richmond Cemetery in Jackson County. He passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. He was born September 11, 1933, in Flemingsburg, KY, to the late Jack Roberts and Thelma Roberts. On February 15, 1979, he was married to Mila L. Roberts, who survives. He was a timber inspector, and lived in Ohio for over 40 years. He loved camping and fishing, and reading his Bible. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Son: David Roberts; 2 Brothers: Jackie Roberts and Buddy Roberts; and 1 Sister: Helen Hamilton. Survivors include his Wife: Mila L. Roberts of Cookeville; 3 Sons: Darroll Roberts of Lexington, KY, Paul Winslow of Cookeville, and Jade Roberts of Cookeville; 1 Daughter: Melissa Hicks of Georgetown, OH; 5 Grandchildren; several Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; 3 Brothers: Timmy Roberts, Steve Roberts, and Larry Roberts; and 4 Sisters: Brenda Mahaffery, Kimberly Shelton, Patty Mason, and Robin Frederick. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive. The family will receive friends at the graveside prior to the service.
Funeral service for Kenneth Monroe Dodson, 75 of Doyle, will be at 6pm on Saturday, June 16 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Bill Haskell McCormick officiating. Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. Kenneth loved hunting and fishing. He was also a fan of the Tennessee Vols and the New York Yankees. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Phifer Dodson; daughter, Rena (Marty) Roberts; son, Freddie Lee Dodson; grandchildren, Titus Logan Crawford and Madison (Hunter) Robinson; great grandson, Liam Hunter Robinson; brothers, Donald (Sarah) Dodson, and James Gary (Pat) Dodson; Sister-in-law, Sherrie Smith and husband, Brian of Clearmont, Florida; special friend, Freddy Guy, and his dog, Hoss. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Dodson and brother, Jackie Ray Dodson. Family will receive friends from 3pm until the time of service at the funeral home.