Betty Clark Sparks, 81 of 1002 Hattie Street, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at her residence.
She was born January 25, 1929 at Sweet Chalybeate in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late John and Ella Mae Thompson Clark.
Mrs. Sparks retired as a clerk from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of the Covington Citadel of The Salvation Army.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sparks in 1990, a daughter Wanda Ann Sparks and a daughter in law Shirley Sparks
as well as one sister and two brothers.
Surviving are Gene Whiting of Covington; four daughters, Carole Rice, Patty Kimberly and her husband, Norman, and Jenna Downer, all of Covington and Betty Goff and her husband, Tim, of Haymarket; four sons, Elmer Sparks and Tim Sparks and his wife, Susan, all of Covington; John Sparks and his wife, Joni, of Fox Hill, SC, and Joey Sparks and his wife, Cindi, of Clifton Forge; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. and several nieces and nephews.
The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park.
Active will be Elmer Sparks, Tim Sparks, John Sparks, Joey Sparks, Tommy Hutcheson, Chris Kimberlin, Jeff Kimberlin, Norman J. Kimberly, T,J. Sparks, Joe Sparks;, Landon Sparks and Jorge Diaz.