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Claristine (Richard) Sparks

December 3, 1929 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 88)

Claristine Sparks, 88,  formerly of the Gradyville community, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:38 P.M. at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor

She was born December 3, 1929, in Adair County, to the late Elbert and Arletha Sneed Richard.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; William Arbie Sparks on April 19, 2009 and a son; Larry Russell Sparks in infancy.  She was a member of Gradyville Baptist Church and a former factory worker at Fruit of the Loom, Edmonton Manufacturing and Osh Kosh B’Gosh.

Survivors include:
One son – Jeffery and his wife Phyllis Sparks of Columbia

One daughter – Carolyn Sue Sparks of Columbia

Two grandchildren – Jason and his wife Leslie Sparks and Tabatha Sparks

One great-grandson – Jayden Sparks

One brother – Elwood Richard of Louisville

One sister – Zelma Sneed of Columbia

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Williams officiating

Burial in the Sparks Cemetery

Visitation after 4:30 P.M. Monday

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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