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Ethel E. Sparkman, 82, of Live Oak, FL, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The Beardstown, IL native moved to Live Oak in 1979. She worked for The Suwannee Democrat newspaper and was a member of the Rosemary Baptist Church in Live Oak, FL.
Mrs. Ethel was predeceased by her loving husband, Samuel P. Sparkman, and her son, James Michael Riggall.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra B. Glaze, Dawsonville, GA; Joy Lynn Rodgers (Ron), Gainesville, FL; son, Sammy Sparkman (Sheila), Thomson, GA; sisters, Bobbie Vincent, Beardstown, IL, and Judy Gordon, Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Matthew Corbin (Connie) and Trey Sparkman; and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Corbin.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2017, at Daniels Memorial Chapel, Live Oak, FL, with the Rev. Robert Bass officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 W US Highway 90. Lake City, FL 32055 or Surrey Place, 110 Lee Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064.
Please sign the guest book at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, FL, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 2, 2017
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