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Sharon Kay Hollis Sparkman, 78
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Doyle resident and Kewanee, IL native Sharon Kay Hollis Sparkman, 78, was born Sept. 9, 1943 and died Jan. 13 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville following an extended illness.    

A retired inspector from Doyle Shirt Factory and member of Laurel Creek Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Dale Wilson and Mae Minnie Thurston Hollis. She was married to Roy Bert Sparkman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2009. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Winter Joy Crain, grandson Chris King, sister Norita Hermerling, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and Billy Davis, and brother-in-law John Mansfield.

Mrs. Sparkman is survived by five children and spouses, Movita and Phillip King of McMinnville, Julie and Billy Bradshaw of Murfreesboro, Dale Sparkman of Rock Island, Kevin “Cotton” Sparkman of Bone Cave, and Thomas R. and Jennifer Sparkman of Rock Island, four grandchildren, Kirstin King of McMinnville, Michael Sparkman of Bone Cave, Jacob Sparkman of Spencer, and Gage Sparkman of McMinnville, four great-grandchildren, two sisters Marcine Gilbert of East Ridge, TN and Salenda McCullough of Woodbury, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Charlotte Hollis and Chuck and Barb Hollis, both of Illinois, sister-in-law Betty Sue Mansfield of Nashville, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at High’s Chapel with Roy Terry officiating. Burial will follow at McElroy Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 14, 2022