Cornelius James Sparks

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 2010

By Staff
Mr. Cornelius James Sparks, age 46, a resident of 4158 N.C. Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, died Sunday, November, 14, 2010 at his home.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, conducted by pastors Alfred Havens, David Jarman, Lorenza Moore and Ashley Trogen.
The following will serve as pallbearers: Samuel Buchanan, Ronnie Crawford, Chris Palmer, David Palmer, Keith Rakowski and Kenny Miller.
Mr. Sparks was born in Ottawa County, Ohio on July 26, 1964. He was the son of Minnie Alene Havens Grooms and Arthur Eugene Sparks. Mr. Sparks was a certified welder with Fountain Powerboats and Hackney. He had attended Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and Edward Christian Church.
Mr. Sparks loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed having a good time especially with his family. Mr. Sparks was a sharing person. He once cut his hair and donated it to “Locks for Love.”
Survivors include his mother, Minnie Grooms of Chocowinity; two sons, Cornelius Terry Lee Sparks and James Stancill Sparks both of Chocowinity; three granddaughters, Annabelle Sparks, Haylee Dollar and Zoey Sparks; three brothers, Edward Westfall of Chocowinity, Randell Sparks of Vanceboro, John Sparks of Maury; four sisters, Victoria Sparks of Chocowinity, Elizabeth Waters of Pinetown, Joann Anderson of Vanceboro, Juanita Wainwright of Chocowinity; brother in law, Billie Koonce of Chocowinity; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Sparks.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 4158 N.C. Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Cornelius James Sparks Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465, Washington, N.C. 27889.
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Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Sparks family.
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