COLUMBUS — Ethel Sparks, 92, died March 30, 2013, at Vineyard Court Nursing Home. Services are Saturday at noon at Zion Gate MB Church with the rev. Al Lathan officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon to 6 p.m. at Century Hairston Funeral Home. Ms. Sparks was born June 16, 1920, to the late Sarah Spark Thompson. Survivors include her sons, Freddie “Mickey” Sparks of Columbus and Alvertis Sparks of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Ethel Maddox of Atlanta and Julia Anderson of Chicago; sisters, Isabella Drisdale of Moorehead and Elnora Barnes of Sagnaw, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren. Pallbearers are Eddie Sparks Jr., Ivory Green, Jeffery Alexander, Brenedell Washington, Sampson Edmond and Larry Edmond.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 5, 2013
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