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Thula Kate (Jones) Sparks

July 16, 1919 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 99)
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Thula Jones Sparks, 99, of Micaville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late James and Manassa Boone Jones, and the wife of Gay C. Sparks who died in 2011.  She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter:  Jolean Sparks; sisters:  Martha McMahan, Maggie Harding, Julie Hall, Ina Suddreth, Edna Jones and Viola Robinson; and brothers:  Sam and Horace Jones.  Thula was a member of Pleasant Gap Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son:  Kenny Sparks and wife, Judy, of Burnsville; 2 grandsons:  Stephen Sparks and Scott Sparks and wife, Brandi, and a great grandson:  Caleb, all of Burnsville; and a special niece:  Jerelean Wilson of Spruce Pine, who was a faithful visitor and helper, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Niles Howell will officiate.  A graveside service will be held at 11AM Wednesday in Fred Young Cemetery at Pleasant Gap.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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