Martha Sparks


BELMONT, MS – Martha Carolyn Sparks, 64, died Monday, August 17, 2020 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, MS. She was born in Paden, MS and was a seamstress. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, August 19, 4:30 p.m. at Joel Cemetery, Dennis, MS with Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by four children – Lisa Mahan (Tim), Tamera Sparks, Tony Sparks and Michelle McMinn (Gene); seven grandchildren – James Timothy Mahan, Jr., Brianna Howard, Wyatt Smith, Blaze Smith, Alex Sparks, Hunter Wigginton and Trenton Wigginton; one great-grandson and one sister – Judy Hood, Fulton, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Manuel and Exie Maxwell Gasaway; three brothers, Julius Gasaway, Jimmy Gasaway and Billy Gasaway and ten sisters, Ruth Nunley, Faye Whitehead, Lona Bell Johnson, Johnnie Sue Gasaway, Frankie Carter, Dorothy Carter, Barbara Gentry, Bonnie Adams, Janice Harmon and Linda Cox.

Pallbearers will be J.T. Mahan, Alex Sparks, Hunter Wigginton, Trenton Wigginton, Wyatt Smith and Blaze Smith.