Mary Elizabeth Sparkman
Mary Elizabeth Sparkman, age 87, of Hartselle died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery with Brother Tom Elder officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Visitaiton will be tonight, March 24, 2014, from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sparkman was born August 18, 1926, in Morgan County to William Eugene Hartselle and Elizabeth Healan Long Hartselle.
She was retired as a dietary worker at the Retreat Hospital and was a member of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Anderson B. Sparkman; one son, Jerry Sparkman; two brothers, L.E. Hartselle, James "Bo" Hartselle; four sisters, Rendy Howard, Ester Callahan, Bernice England and Mamie King.
She is survived by two sons, Freddie Sparkman (Ruby) and Glenn Sparkman (Carolyn); three daughters, Shirley Johnson, Debbie Steele (Phillip) and June Crane (Chris); one sister, Dorothy Kirby; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Peppers, Jerry Peppers, Andy Sparkman, Brandon Sparkman, Shane Steele, Patrick Cheatham and B.J. Cox.
This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.