Eloise Sparks, 96

Mrs. Eloise Sparks, age 96 of Deport and formerly of Pattonville, died on Wednesday, May 23 at her home.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 25 at 7pm at Wood Funeral Homes, Deport.  The family will receive friends following the service.  An Interment will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10:00am in Shady Grove Cemetery.  Wood Funeral Homes have charge of the arrangements

She was born on September 13, 1915.  She graduated Paris High School, Paris Jr. College and received at BS Degree from East Texas Teachers College.  She taught in Lamar County schools for 39 years, retiring in 1998.

She was a life-long member of Shady Grove Methodist Church and was instrumental in helping organize the Shady Grove Cemetery Perpetual Care Association, serving as president for several years.

She married Austin Sparks in 1941.  They made their home in Pattonville for 45 years.

Mrs. Sparks was preceded in death by and infant brother, Loftin Salter, parents Marvin and Gertrude Salter, Brother Floyd Salter and wife, Zetta Marie; husband Austin Sparks, and sisters-in-law, Ina and Nina Sparks.

Survivors are her son, Michael Sparks of Deport; nieces, Dorothy Ritchey and husband, Jerry of Shady Grove, Margaret Fowler and husband, Talma of Pattonville; several great-nieces and nephews, many other caring and loving relatives and friends.

The family requests that any donations be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Association c/o Dorothy Richey 3040 CR 13400 Pattonville, TX 75468

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