80, Snead, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. A member of Bethel Baptist Church, Mrs. Sparks was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Alabama to Homer Frank and Maggie Hogeland Wood. She was predeceased by parents, husband Earnest Sparks, daughters Janie Austin and Margaret Corson, and brother Coy Copeland.
Surviving are children Carolyn (Hoyt D.) Robertson, Oneonta, Sarah Cornelius, Altoona, Regina A. Parker, Leesburg, Jammie (Randy) Osborn and Renee (Mike) Higginbotham, Susan Moore; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat grandchild; and sisters Dean Quin, Bessemer, and Betty Metcalf, Tennessee.
Randy Burtram and Bobby Hullett conducted the funeral Nov. 9 at Snead Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Bailey Cemetery, Susan Moore. Pallbearers were J.J. Long, Jeff Miller, and Joe, Alan, Phillip, and Mike Smith.