83 year old Bernice Vance of Smithville and formerly of White County died Saturday at NHC of Sparta. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Lost Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include a daughter, Starla Neely and her husband Kevin of Smithville. Two sons, Ralph Vance and his wife Effie and Ronald David Vance all of Sparta. Two sisters, Grace and her husband Jack Billings of Sparta and Evelyn and her husband Ken Jensen of New Mexico. Thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.