Alice R. Sparks


Alice R. Sparks, 89, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Hickory Creek of Franklin.

She was born July 11, 1926, in Tazwell County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Milburn R. and Mollie Alice (Puckett) Whitt.

She married Ralph E. Sparks on Oct. 3, 1945, and he preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1997. 

She is survived by her children, Sandra Moore (Michael) of Sarasota, Florida, Connie McCune (Jim) of Franklin, Randall Sparks of Allentown, New Jersey, Paula Meyers (Gary) of Indianapolis, Alisa Lewis of Plainfield and Gina Knauss (Scott) of Alpharetta, Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Carol Baxter of Greencastle. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time.  Burial will follow at Brownsburg Cemetery. 

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