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Marlin Harper Shears
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1933
Pocahontas County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 2009
Harrisonburg City
Virginia, USA

Marlin Harper Shears, age 76, of Oak Lea Nursing Home at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, died Tuesday, November 10, 2009.

Born July 8, 1933, at Arbovale, he was a son of Nola Nicholas Shears and the late Adolphus Shears.

He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Marlin made his home in Annandale, Virginia, prior to moving to Harrisonburg. He was an educator in Fairfax County Schools and retired in 1988. He was a member of the Harrisonburg Baptist Church and Belmont Ruritan Club.

On October 6, 1961, he married Loretta Dean Shears who survives. He is also survived by a son, Timothy D. Shears, and wife, Meredith, of Arlington, Virginia; daughter, Amanda L Shears, of Harrisonburg; five grandchildren, Timothy Drroz, Kelsey Droz, Emily Joseph, Nicholas Shears and Christopher Shears; mother, Nolas Nicholas Shears, of Elkins; brother, Donald Shears, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; sister, Lorena Luton, of Fairview; and several nieces and nephews.

His body was creamted at Lindsey Cremation Chapel in Harrisonburg.

A memorial service was held at the Harrisonburg Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Mercer officiating. Private burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Harrisonburg Baptist Church, 501 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

--published in The Pocahontas Times, 18 November 2009 
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  Loretta Dean Woods Shears (1933 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Arbovale Cemetery
Pocahontas County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Kim Friel Drake
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
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Marlin Harper Shears
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 Added: Nov. 29, 2010

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