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Marjorie Sparks dies at 84

Funeral services for Marjorie Jeanette Sparks, 84, were held July 6 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

The daughter of the late Tom Scott and Flora Riddle Scott and the widow of Eugene Sparks, she was born in Enoch. She died July 2 in Whitesburg.

Mrs. Sparks was a graduate of Morehead State University and was a registered nurse. She retired after teaching health education in the Letcher County Vocational School, where she taught generations of future healthcare professionals.

She was a member of the White Shrine – Order of the Eastern Star and the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her son, Donald Lee Sparks, who gave her a grandson, Peyton Lee.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Sparks and wife Jettie and his daughters, Morgan and Marley, and David Sparks and wife Melanie and his daughter, Alexis Paige, and two grandchildren, Kevin and Kiara Holifield.

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