DUNLAP - Sarah "Aline" Sparkman Davis, age 101, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. She was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church in Dunlap which was one of her greatest loves. She was very active in all works of the church including the AWANA program.
She was born May 30, 1919 on a farm near Doyle, TN and attended school in White County. Aline was a prayer warrior and she had the power of "Thank You" and "I Love You". She loved the beauty of all things nature. She was a great seamstress and quilter. She read the Bible daily up until she was 100 years old when her eye sight started to fail her. She loved to do word search book, paint and at the age of 90 made her first trip to Disney World. She obtained her GED at the age of 55. Aline and her husband, Thurston, owned and operated Davis Motel and Restaurant where she diligently worked daily.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Landsford and Martha Jane Earles Sparkman; her husband of 74 years, Oliver Thurston Davis; brothers, Joe Ben Sparkman, Frank Martin Sparkman, Earl Thomas Sparkman and Billie Orville Sparkman; sister, Martha Christine Sparkman Oliphant.
She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Gillentine, Morrison, TN., Sue Clark, McMinnville, TN., Jill (Ralph) Smith, Tupelo, MS.; sister, Nancy Ann Sparkman (Louis) Bell, Chattanooga, TN.; 2 grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Smith and Heather (Jeff) Beyer; 4 great-granchildren, Emma, Elaine, Elise and Jacob Smith; sister-in-laws, Betty Sparkman and Mildred Sparkman.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Ewtonville Baptist Church with Bro. Brian Kearns officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Doyle, TN. Visitation will be Monday, November 23 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at McMinnville Funeral Home and Tuesday, November 24 from 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM at Ewton Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
A very special thank you to all of the caregivers for all of the special love and care that was given. Memorial contributions may be made to
Ewtonville Baptist Church or Sequatchie County Senior Citizens Center.
Ewton Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements.