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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 839-2334
Fax: 864-839-2335
Betty Sparks

Betty Sparks

Friday, April 4th, 1930 Monday, December 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Betty Sparks (Knight)

Gaffney -- Betty Knight Sparks, 89, of 1434 North Limestone Street, passed away Monday, December 16th, 2019, at Peachtree Centre.

Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Alex and Ruby Moss Knight. Mrs. Sparks formerly worked for Walmart and was a member of Christian Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Sparks is a son, Rev. Joe Mac Sparks Jr. and wife, Vivian, of Gaffney; one daughter, Cheryl Sparks Corbett and husband, Kevin, of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Kaitlin Corbett, Stephanie Phillips, Bryan Phillips, and Jenniffer Pittman Sparks; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Zackary Phillips; one brother, Clarence "Sonny" Knight, of Gaffney; and one sister, Sadie Sarratt, of Gaffney.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Marie Sparks; a son, William E. "Billy" Sparks; and a brother, C.A. Knight.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 19th, 2019, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Frederick Memorial Gardens. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joe Sparks Jr., Rev. Charles McClure, and Rev. Roger Ham officiating. Interment will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333,
Park Hills Baptist Church, 1100 Leadmine Road, Gaffney, SC 29340, or to Christian Heights Baptist Church, 605 6th Street, Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family will be at the home of Rev. Sparks, 101 Bradons Way, Cowpens, SC.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Chapel at Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, SC
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    Thursday, December 19th, 2019
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Chapel at Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, SC
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    Thursday, December 19th, 2019
    Rev. Joe Sparks Jr.
    Rev. Charles McClure
    Rev. Roger Ham
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Frederick Memorial Gardens
    986 Chesnee Highway
    Gaffney, South Carolina
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    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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Jane Campbell

Joe Mac, Vivian and Entire Family.
sorry I cannot be there, but cannot leave Jimmy for long at a time. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love to every one, Jimmy and Jane
Comment | Posted at 10:16am via Condolence

Mary Turner

Cheryl and family, we were saddened to hear that Betty had entered her eternal resting place. We pray for peace and comfort. We certainly miss seeing her at Peachtree.
Comment | Posted at 06:06pm via Condolence

Jennie porter

Cheryl, I just wanted to let you know I have to work Thursday and wont be able to be there. I am keeping you and yours in my prayers. Lots of hugs my friend! I still love ya and Ms Betty was always special to my heart. Psalm121
Comment | Posted at 06:01pm via Condolence

Bob Corbett

I will be praying for all of you! Love all of you a d so sorry for your loss.
Comment | Posted at 05:43pm via Condolence

Kimberly A. Myers

Cheryl & Family,
Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love,
Kimberly Myers
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