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James E. Mears, Sr

James E. Mears, Sr., 74, of Pikeville, died Saturday, February 4, 2012. He was a member of  Bethel Church of Christ.

He was preceded in  death by his son Rufus Mears.

Survivors include his wife of 52-and-a-half years, Joyce Mears; son, Eddie (Donna) Mears of Pikeville; grandchildren Johnathan and Justin Mears, Shandi Edge and Matthew Brown; two great-granddaughters, Sierra-Lynne Mears and Kayedence Edge; three sisters Floella (Don) Harvey of Pikeville; Cassie Creasman of Pikeville; Imogene (Ed) Hughes of Pikeville; two brothers, Ollie (Monique) Mears of Dayton, and Bernard (Ann) Mears of Pikeville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held February 7 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. T.A. Smith, Bro. Bobby Collier and Bro. Bradley Hargis officiating. Burial followed in Worthington Cemetery.

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Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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