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Glenn Ross Sparks and Opal (Lawson) Sparks

"Glenn is my cousin on my mother's side of the family (Ross).
I visited with Glenn and Opal on every visit to Olive Hill I made.
They were among the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever known.
Opal shared my love of genealogy, and I will miss her greatly." J. W. Grace

Opal Lawson Sparks - 1926-2007

Mrs. Opal Lawson Sparks, age 80, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Ky.

Mrs. Sparks was born March 3, 1926, in Carter County, Ky., and is the daughter of the late Russell and Tina Sammons Lawson.
She is preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Lawson Jr., Jack Lawson, Billy Lawson and Gene Lawson.
Mrs. Sparks was a member of the First Christian Church of Olive Hill for 44 years. She also was a life long homemaker.

Opal is survived by her husband of 63 years, Glenn Ross Sparks; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Cecil Hewlett of Piketon, Ohio,
and Kathy and L.G. "Buzz" Fletcher of Greenwood, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kim McLean of Waverly, Ohio,
and Claire Fletcher, Emma Fletcher, and Owen Fletcher, all of Greenwood;
one great- grandchild, Sheridan McLean of Waverly;
three brothers and sisters-in-law, Harlan Lawson and Wayne "Joey" and Maxine Lawson, both of Olive Hill, and John A. and Dottie Lawson of Flemingsburg, Ky.;
one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Dexter Fielding of Olive Hill; one sister-in-law, Lorene Lawson of Olive Hill; and one brother-in-law, George Logan of Mansfield, Ohio.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at the Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Tim Waggoner officiating.
Burial will follow in the Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Friends may call tonight, Jan. 16, 2007, after 5 p.m. and until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Submitted by: John W. Grace

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