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Obituary for Elise S. Taylor (Sparks)

Elise Taylor, age 88 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Cookeville.

Born Thursday, December 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Goolie Mae (McCloud) Sparks.

Elise is survived by:

1 Daughter and Son-in-law:
Darlene and John Buchanan of Oliver Springs, TN

1 Son and Daughter-in-law:
Ricky and Donna Taylor of Cookeville, TN

6 Grandchildren:
Curtis and Samuel Taylor, Betty Maxwell, Daniel Jones, Noah Jones, and Sarah Jones

3 Great Grandchildren

3 Great Great Grandchildren

1 Sister and Brother-in-law:
Mary and Kenny Geesling of Hilham, TN

A host of Nieces and Nephews

In addition to her parents Elise was preceded in death by her Husband: Cordell Taylor, 2 Brothers; Floyd and Jim Sparks,

Funeral services for Elise will be held Friday, September 30, 2022 beginning at 11:00 am from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville, with John Buchanan and Kenny Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Sands Springs Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the Presley Funeral Home Friday September 30, from 9:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am.

Please visit to sign the online guest register and send a message to the family.

Presley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.