Melba Frances Bell Sparks
1924 — 2022
Melba Frances Bell Sparks, 98, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022. The graveside service will be Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Waller Funeral Home. Frances was born on January 28, 1924, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, the oldest of three children. Frances married Carroll Sparks in 1946. They first lived in Memphis, and then moved to Oxford, Mississippi, in 1958, when they formed Sparks Auto Parts. Frances and Carroll were married for fifty-five years until his death in 2001. Frances was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Oxford. Frances...