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Grace Anne Sparks, 19
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Memorial services for Grace Anne Sparks, 19, of Knoxville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville.

Her family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Grace Anne passed away suddenly Sunday, Sept. 29, in Knoxville.

She was born March 22, 2000 in Birmingham, Ala., to Candis Sparks of Cookeville and Stephen Paul Sparks of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Grace Anne was employed at Wakefield Associates. She was an animal lover and rescuer. She was a talented artist with a bright and bubbly personality, but also was fiercely independent.

In addition to her parents, her family includes fiance Jim Landreth; sister Hannah Kay Sparks of Cookeville; niece Stella Preston; maternal grandfather Earl T. Himes Jr. of McMinnville, paternal grandmother Sandra Kay (Tom) Parrish of Tuscaloosa. She loved her rescued horse, Dana; pet cats, Piper and Lucy; and dog, Doc.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Donna Kay Meador.

Dyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (931) 526-7158. You may share your thoughts at

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(McMinnnville, Tenn.) Oct. 4, 2019