Mary R. Jones Sparks, age 83 of Dublin, died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at her residence. She was born on January 7, 1935 in Bluefield, WVA, and was the daughter of the late Lucille Harmon Jones and Malachi Brammer Jones. Mary was a member of the Heritage Church in Dublin, was a retired employee of the former Kmart in Fairlawn. After retiring from Kmart, she worked for several years Pulaski Walmart. In addition to here parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Hoover Jones. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William B. Sparks, Jr.: a son; Danny Ray Perkins (Wanda) of Pulaski: three daughters; Diane Price (Mike) of Blacksburg, Vicky Hodge (Charlie) of Dublin, and Debra Kitchen (Jack) of Martinsville: five sisters; Geraldine Pennington of Montcom, WVA, Janet Stanley of King, NC, Sue Jones of Baltimore, MD, Shelby Sigmon of Montcom, WVA, and Gwenn Thompson of Montcom, WVA. Also survived by five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Seagle Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.