Barbara Jean Sparkman Gamble,
77, the beloved wife of Charles James “Jim” Gamble, went home to be with
the Lord, Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mrs. Gamble was born the
daughter of Duncan Bennett Sparkman and Bertha Maye Wise Sparkman-Green
on October 20, 1938 in Dillon. She was a former employee of Oneita
Knitting and was a Certified Nursing assistant since 1996.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and cherished grandmother.
Jim and Barbara were married
on September 25, 1959 and celebrated 56 years together. There home
was blessed with: five children, Sharon Gamble, Jimmy Gamble, Mary
Gamble, Wayne (Donna) Gamble and Judy (Cecil) Jones; ten grandchildren,
Stacey, Nicole, Tracy, David, Sabrina, Sonya, Katrina, Daniel, Tammy, and
Kimberly; and eighteen great-grandchildren, Michaela, Brittany, Austin,
Brandon, Hayden, Daniel, Dalton, Mason, JC, Bradley, Chris, Gabriel, Tyler,
Addisyn, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, Haleigh, and Jason. She also leaves
behind two brothers, Billy (Jeanette) Sparkman and Hughie (Kathy) Green.
She was predeceased by:
her parents; a great-grandson, Joseph Bryan Port; two sisters, Ruby Gramlin
and Frances Sparkman.
A Graveside Service
will be 3PM, Friday, January 29, 2016 at Sampit United Methodist Church
Cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Gamble family will receive
family and friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:30PM in the Sampit
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.