Obits: Betty Jo Sparks Bowens

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 21, 2014

Betty Jo Sparks Bowens

Mrs. Betty Jo Sparks Bowens, 82, formerly of Milling Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center in Advance.

She was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Davie County to the late Henry Martin and Maggie Hellard Sparks. Since 1951, she was a faithful member of Cornatzer United Methodist Church where she had served as United Methodist Women treasurer for 15 years, ladies Sunday school teacher for 25 years, had taught the young adult Sunday school class for several years, taught vacation Bible school and served on committees. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garland L. Bowens; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.

Survivors: 2 daughters, LuVada Howell (Stewart) and Garlene Kurfees (Stuart); a sister, Doris McDaniel; a brother, Bob Sparks; 3 grandsons, Jason Wisecarver (C.J.), Tyler and Eli Kurfees; 2 great-grandsons, Gavin and Ganon Wisecarver, all of Mocksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Cornatzer United Methodist Church with the Revs. Shane Young and George Williams and Pastor Jason Wisecarver officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation followed at the graveside.

Memorials: Cornatzer UMC General Fund, 1032 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.

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