Dateline: August 24, 2006
Gail Sparks, 55, died Thursday, August 17, 2006, in Hedley.
Services were held at
10:00 on Monday, August 21, 2006, in the Calvary Baptist Church in
Clarendon with Rev. Rob Seale, Pastor, and Rev. Chris Downer of Slaton
officiating. Burial was in Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Cemetery in Boys
Ranch. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors,
Inc., of Clarendon.
Mrs. Sparks was born
February 23, 1951, to James Emmett and Alberta Short in Hereford. She
married Tony Sparks on April 10, 1976, in Amarillo.
She worked as a dorm
parent at Boys Ranch for eight years before moving to Hedley in 1997. She
had been a homemaker since that time. She was a member of the Calvary
Baptist Church in Clarendon since 1986.
She was preceded in
death by her father.
She is survived by
her husband, Tony, of Hedley; two daughters, Johnnie Ova and husband Chris
of Hedley and Jamee Sparks of Hedley; her mother, Alberta Short of
Hereford; one brother, Ronnie Short of Hereford; a half brother, James
Short of Abilene; three sisters, Linda White of Hereford, Brenda Brooks
and Jodie Ryen both of Ruidoso, NM; a half sister, Carolyn Wheeler of
Wichita Falls; and one grandchild, CynRah Ova.
The family requests
memorials be to the Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon.
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