Clara Sue Sparks, age 71, of Elk Park, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Banner Elk in Banner Elk, NC.


She was born on September 24, 1946 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Frank Anton Zwifka and the late Okie Laws Zwifka. She was a member of the Curtis Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Clara Sue will be remembered for the many years she spent working in the Snack Bar at Lees-McRae College. She was always ready with a kind word and a joking spirit for the students.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Robert Leroy Sparks.
Clara leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughters, Karen (Gene) Carver of Elk Park, NC, Carolyn (Dale) Arnett-Kirkup of Banner Elk, NC, Susan (Traley) Clawson of Elk Park, NC, Twelve Grandchildren, Ten Great-Grandchildren.
Graveside services for Clara Sue Sparks will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Rilda Laws Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Ronald McDonald House 506 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC 27705
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The care of Clara Sue and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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