Mrs. Ola Mae Sprayberry, age 86, of Gaylesville, AL died Sunday, December 28, 2008at her residence.Mrs. Sprayberry was born March 4, 1922 in Cherokee County, AL, the daughter of thelate William Shelton and Annie Barbara Roach Parker. She was retired from Riegel
Textiles where she had worked for 41 years. Mrs. Sprayberry was a member of the BereaChurch of Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William C. “Bill”Tallent; her second husband, Ernest Sprayberry; sister, Foye Beatrice Tallent; brother,Wallace Eugene Parker.
Survivors include a daughter, Willie Mae Tallent Cooper; brother, W. A. Parker; sister,Mary Vaudean Donovits; grandchildren, Brenda Annette Cooper Evans and FrancesMaxine Cooper; great-grandchildren, Amanda Nicole Avery Simmons, AshleyRebecca Avery, and Katy Elizabeth Cooper Reynolds.Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. EST on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at theBerea Church of Christ with Min. Berlin Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in theBerea Church of Christ Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ralph Sentell, Jim Donovits,Steve Eden, James Eden, Daniel Eden, Simon Eden, and Joe Eden. Honorary pallbearers
will be the employees of Amedisys Hospice Services of Gadsden, AL.
Mrs. Sprayberry will lie in state at the church and the family will receive friends from12 Noon EST until the service hour on Tuesday , December 30, 2008.Mason Funeral Home is directing.