Elizabeth Ann Sparks
Elizabeth Ann was born on 27 December 1936. She was the tenth child of Robert Lee Sparks and Ebber Sloan Bostic. While a student at Cliffside High School Elizabeth (Lib) was selected to represent the school as the beauty queen in the Carousel Parade at Forest City. Lib graduated from Cliffside High in 1955 after having married Paul Eugene Earls on 20 March 1954.
After high school Lib and Paul Gene moved to San Antonio, Texas, where they lived for four years while Paul Gene served in the Air Force. Both of their sons were born at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Paul Gene was born on 20 January 1957. Colen Lee was bom on 31 January 1959. In June of 1959 Paul and Lib moved to Sandy Mush, North Carolina where they lived for six months. During this time Paul Gene was employed at Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Shelby, NC, and Lib was employed with Cone Mills in the Finishing Department.
In December 1959 Paul Gene joined the Charlotte City Police Department and the family moved to Charlotte, NC. Lib took a position with Family Finance where she worked for a year and six months. They purchased their home at 4136 Blenhein Road.
Lib began work with Scott Drug Company in 1962 and remained with them for approximately two years. Their daughter, Kimberley Ann, was born at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte on 9 October 1965. Lib remained at home with the children until her separation from Paul Gene in 1972. At that time she became a hostess with Denny’s Restaurant. She was employed with Denny’s for eight years before accepting a position as waitress with Quincy’s. After several years with Quincy’s, Lib was employed by Cracker Barrel in Charlotte.
While living in Charlotte Lib attended Restoration Church. In July, 1999 Lib moved to Saginaw, Texas to make her home with her daughter Kirn and her husband, Tim Hill. She enjoys traveling, bowling, cross-stitch, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She resides in Saginaw and works at a nearby Cracker Barrel Restaurant.
From Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Lee Sparks and Ebber Sloan Bostic by Jimmy Louis Sparks, 1999