WAYNESVILLE — Gladys Lillian Metts Sparre, age 79 of Waynesville, passed away July 19, 2020, at her place of residence. Mrs. Sparre was born October 31, 1940 to Mary Madeline Copeland Metts and Cecil C. Metts. She grew up in Camden County, later moved to Glynn County before moving to Brantley County around 2017. Mrs. Sparre is preceded in death by her husband, Frederick John Sparre; her parents, Cecil C. Metts and Mary Madeline Metts; two brothers, Cecil E. Metts and Kenneth D. Metts. She is survived by two sons, Erik Sparre and Peter Sparre (Tonya); one sister, Christine Ray (Paul); 29 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 39 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins including the Copelands, Berries, Herndons, Quarterman’s, Metts, ClarkandDruryfamilies. A funeral service was held Monday, July 27 in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Burial followed in Palmetto Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Jonathan Sparre, Scott St. Clair, Steve Brewer, Josh Underwood, Michael Futch, and Elijah Busby. Honorary pallbearers were Roxie Brunson, Velorice Bowen, and Judith Kelly.