Marie Nichols Sparks Born - 1937 CHARLESTON, SC. - Marie Nichols Sparks, age 70, of Charleston, SC and formerly of Andrews, NC passed away Saturday, March 17, at her residence. Mrs. Sparks was a native of Carter County. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Josie Mabry Nichols. Marie was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Marie loved the Lord and was proud of her Irish and Southern heritage. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Caelan Jeffrey Sparks; one brother, Harlis Nichols; three sisters, Virgie Nichols, Firl Nichols Holbrook and Detta Nichols Davis. Mrs. Sparks is survived by her husband, Bernard R. Sparks, Sr. of the home; two sons and their wives, Ramon and Kathy Sparks of Mt. Pleasant, TN and Jeffrey and Crystal Sparks of Andrews, NC; one daughter, Melissa Sparks Rodrigo of Charleston, SC; one brother, Thirl Nichols and his wife Doris of Olive Hill; four sisters, Sally Nichols Gearhart of Mansfield, OH, Molly Nichols Brown of Hoxie, KS, Opal Nichols Williams of Olive Hill, and Madge Nichols Holbrook of Olive Hill; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11A.M., Thursday, March 22, at the Townson Rose Chapel in Andrews, NC. Rev. Gary Litchfield officiated. Burial followed in the Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews, NC.
Submitted by Linda Cheeks Pittano