Sparks, Amos, Sr.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Amos Sparks, Sr.
Amos Sparks, Sr.


Amos Sparks, Sr., 83, died on January 13, 2013 at a local health care facility.  

Amos was formerly employed at Mueller Company.  He was of Baptist faith. His hobbies include riding motorcycles and traveling. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Idella Sparks; mother, Carrie James.

He is survived by his five children, Amos Sparks, Jr., Chattanooga; Carolyn (Edgar) Dillard, Chattanooga; Carol Lumpkin, Ringgold; Marcus (Bonnie) Sparks, Colonial Beach, VA; Gloria (Willie) Bone, Woodstock, GA; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Terrell, Los Angeles; Ruby (Arthur) Murphy, Phoenix; Gladys (General) Winston, West Point, GA, and Jenell (Johnny) Owens, Lanett, AL; a host of nieces and nephews and ex-wife, Margaret Sparks.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Forest Hills Cemetery with Pastor Edward Ellis officiating.

The body will lie in state after noon on Thursday, Jan. 17, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.




Greene, Georgella

Georgella Greene, 83, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 in Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,  1101 Dodds Ave., 423  622-9995. (click for more)

Wilson, Vernell

Vernell Wilson, 66, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Chattanooga.   Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,  1101 Dodds Ave., 423  622-9995. (click for more)

Livingston, Joyce Annell (Dalton)

Joyce Annell Livingston, age 83, of Dalton passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Morningside of Dalton. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Elbert Livingston; daughter and son-in-law; JoAnn L. and Geoffrey Damewood, of Villa Rica; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Deby West Livingston and Davey and Cindy Livingston all of Dalton; sons, Stevie Livingston and Pat Livingston, ... (click for more)

Sneed, James Robert (Tunnel Hill)

James Robert Sneed, age 77, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life Friday morning, April 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.  Robert was born Dec. 28, 1940 in Murphy, N.C., a son of the late William Phares and Edna Maggie Kephart Sneed.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon Sneed and Clyde Sneed and sisters, Ruby Dockery, Dora Cantrell, ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport. The FAA and NTSB are investigating ... (click for more)

$26.2 Million Grant Awarded For Bradley County Veterans Home

A $26.2 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Home Grant has been awarded for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home. “Today is a monumental day for the veterans of East Tennessee, and I am thrilled that they have finally received the long overdue grant funding for the Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home," said ... (click for more)