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Riley Flannery Sparks

October 30, 1944 May 17, 2012
Riley Flannery Sparks
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Riley Flannery Sparks, 67, of Ardmore, Alabama passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his residence in Ardmore, Alabama. Born Monday, October 30, 1944 in Mayking, Kentucky he was the son of the late William 'Bill' Sparks and the late Susie Webb Sparks. He was preceded in death by brothers, William F. Sparks, Ronnie Sparks, and sisters, Juanita Day and May Wilder. Mr. Sparks lived in this area for twenty-five years and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and helping others. Surviving are wife, Ruby H. Sparks, Ardmore, AL; sons, Michael Wagers, Elkmont, AL, Richard Lee Scott, Indianapolis, IN; daughters, Melinda Sparks, Clearwater, TN, Tonya Sparks, Clearwater, TN, Wanda Faye Ayers, Ardmore, AL, Lenia Turner, Athens, AL; brothers, Carl Sparks, Glasgow, KY, Larry Sparks, Mayking, KY; sisters, Frances Day Robinson, Mayking, KY, Gloria Haynes, Indiana, Carnell Cook, Florida, Pat Posey, Indiana, and four grandchildren. The family will recevie friends from 2:00 PM until on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Stateline Freewill Baptist Church in Taft, TN. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Stateline Freewill Baptist Church in Taft, TN with Rev. Charles Marable and Rev. Rusty Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, AL.

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