Frances Eleanor Sparks Gough

Published 8:26 am Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mrs. Frances Eleanor Sparks Gough, 90, of Eatons Church Road, Mocksville, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the home of her daughter.
She was born April 14, 1927, in Davie County to the late John Henry and Loula Ward Sparks. She had grown up on a farm where she spent some of her time milking cows and had graduated from Farmington High School in 1945. She was a life-long member of Macedonia Moravian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher in the primary department for many years. She also served as a diener for Lovefeast services from her teenage years until her health prevented in her later years. She served as a board member and was a member of the Women’s Fellowship group for many years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers and sewing. She was retired from Hanes Narrow Fabrics.
She was also preceded in death by: her husband, to whom she married Nov. 23, 1949, Robert Wade Gough; a daughter, Doris Gough Allred; 2 sisters, infant Edith Sparks and Virginia Sparks Beckner; and 4 brothers, Wilson, Kenneth, John F. and Kermit Sparks.
Survivors: 2 daughters, Eunice Gonzalez (Rodolfo) and Eleanor Schleupner (Warren); 6 grandchildren, Emily Martinez, James Wallace (Rylan), Jeremy Murray (Charlie), Heather Church (Garry), Wade Gough and Daniel Gonzalez (Joanna); 3 great-grandchildren, John, Reina and Jonah; a great-great-grandson, Levi; a sister, Betty Todd (Wilbur); a special sister-in-law, Madeleine Sparks; many nieces and nephews; and 3 canine companions, Bo, Sam and Lucy.
A celebration of life will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26 at Macedonia Moravian Church with the Rev. Zach Dease officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials: Macedonia Moravian, 700 NC 801 N., Advance; or Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.