August 4, 2016
COLUMBUS — Alvertis Sparks, 58, died July 29, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sammie E. Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m., today at the funeral home. Mr. Sparks was born Sept. 20, 1957, to the late Alvertis Sturdivant and Ethel Sparks. He was previously employed as a carpet installer. He was a member of the Amistar Riders motorcycle club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Sawyer; and brother, Jessie Ferguson. He is survived by his sisters, Ethel Lue Maddox of Atlanta and Julia Sanderson of Chicago; and brother, Freddie Sparks Sr. of Columbus.