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Alma Jean Brammer Barker Sparks

February 15, 1928 July 5, 2018
Alma Jean Brammer Barker Sparks
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Obituary for Alma Jean Brammer Barker Sparks

Mrs. Alma Jean Brammer Barker Sparks, age 90, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, after serving the Lord for 45 years, she entered into rest on Thursday, the 5th day of July, 2018, at Elliott Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

She was born February 15, 1928, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Raymond and Nancy Lou Emma Whitt Brammer.

Alma was a retired sales clerk from McBrayers Ben Franklin and cook for the Carter County Board of Education. She was a member of Limestone Church and she enjoyed cooking, doing yard work and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Garland Barker; her second husband, Samuel Justice Sparks; one step daughter, Donna Gail Sparks Reynolds; and two step sons, Mack Sparks and Leroy Sparks.

Alma is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Michael “Mike” Barker and Charlotte of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Carolyn Smith and Gary of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one step son, Ross Sparks; three step daughters, Susie Baer and Darrell of Morehead, Kentucky, Joy Henderson and Dempsey Jr. of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Betty Jo Enix and Tommy of Vanceburg, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Carolyn Sue Griffith and Rendi Michelle Parker; four great grandchildren, Zaria Maggard, Ariel Alley, Mykal Alley, and Skye Parker; and four great-great grandchildren, Michael Tomlin, Garrett Tomlin, Jayce Patrick, and Zadie Scott. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with her son, Mike Barker officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018, and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


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