Lucille Sparks, age 94, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Gurley. She was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip Joe Sparks; sisters: Pearl Gurley and Janet Roberts. Lucille was a member of Big Crabtree Baptist Church who loved to garden and crochet. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving is her daughter, Betty Sue McFarland, of Burnsville; grandchildren: Doug McFalls, his wife and Lucille’s special caregiver, Kathy, Tony McFalls and wife, Irma-Jo, Mike McFarland, Kathy Sparks, Phyllis Sparks and Rhonda Sparks; great-grandchildren: Paul McFalls, Cody and T.J. McFalls, Damian and Brittany McFarland, Willy Jo and Josh Hensley all of Burnsville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Dean Honeycutt will officiate. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.