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  Florence Sparks, 92, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Sallisaw.  She was born April 25, 1924 in Brushy community, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jim and Mollie (Hines) Martin.  She was married to Earl Preston Sparks on July 11, 1941 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2000.  Mrs. Sparks was owner/operator of Sparks Convenience Store and of the Pentecostal faith. 

Survivors are:

3 daughters: Earline Barger and Bob of Sallisaw, OK,
Maxine Sparks of Sallisaw, OK,
and Sandy Holman and Dale of Sallisaw, OK

3 sons: Larry Sparks and Nancy of Sallisaw, OK,
Dale Sparks and Barbara of Sallisaw, OK,
and Joe Sparks and Beverly of Sallisaw, OK

15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren

1 brother: James Martin of Sallisaw, OK

numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; parents, Jim and Mollie (Hines) Martin; 1 sister and brother in law, Loyce Woodward and husband Watie

Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2 pm at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.  Burial will be at Brushy Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Viewing will be Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.  The family will greet from 6 - 8 pm.

Active Pallbearers are Jeff Holman, Preston Sparks, Larry Michael Sparks, Jacob Sparks, John Sparks, and Geoffrey Sparks

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