Dateline: Bakersville, NC
Doris A. Sparks went home to be with the Lord, May 4, 2019. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC, and a daughter of the late Zeb and Emma Buchanan. She was previously employed with Mitchell County Schools. She was a member of Cub Creek Baptist Church. Doris loved horses and trained them for shows, she also was an avid seamstress.
Survivors include: her husband; John Sparks, of the home, one son; Alan Ray Sparks (Cheryl), of Springfield, Georgia, one daughter; Sherry S. Silver (Mark), of Bakersville, NC, two sisters; Fran Buchanan, and Judy Broadway, both of Spruce Pine, NC, three granddaughters; Cigi Sparks, Shalee Sparks, and Makayla Silver, and a special friend; Jewel Collins Evans.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00PM at Sparks Family Cemetery (Hyde Rd.), with Chris Rathbone and Mark McKinney officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
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