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Zona Eva "Zonie" Cardwell Spears
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1916
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1999
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of Frank Miles Cardwell and Laura Ann Ashley Cardwell.

Husband was Martin Rayvaugn Spears.

NORTH WILKESBORO -- Mrs. Zona Eva Cardwell Spears, 82, widow of Martin Rayvaughn Spears, of Parsonsville Road, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Britthaven Nursing Home.

Mrs. Spears was born June 20, 1916 in Wilkes County to Frank Miles Cardwell and Laura Ann Ashley Cardwell. She was preceded in death by one son, James Rayvaughn Spears. Surviving are three sons, Dean and Eugene Spears of Purlear, and Ralph Spears of Wilkesboro; two daughters, Anne Nifong of Kernersville, and Barbara Pipek of Bowie, Maryland; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Spears was the granddaughter of Thomas M. Ashley and John Henry Cardwell, who were Prisoners of War in the Civil War. She was a direct descendant of Sarah Boone, sister of the great pioneer, Daniel Boone.

She was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church in the Parsonsville Community of Wilkes County since the early 1940's. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Stony Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Testerman and the Rev. Wayne Osborne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:30 until 8:30 tonight.

Family links: 
  Franklin Miles Cardwell (1874 - 1952)
  Laura Ann Ashley Cardwell (1873 - 1966)
  Martin Rayvaughn Spears (1894 - 1968)*
  James Rayvaughn Spears (1935 - 1987)*
  Annie Vea Spears Nifong Binkley (1937 - 2013)*
  Ira Dean Spears (1939 - 1999)*
  Julius Eugene Spears (1940 - 2007)*
  Ralph Ray Spears (1946 - 2008)*
  Etta Ida Parsons Spicer (1889 - 1960)**
  Dora Parsons Kerley (1890 - 1976)**
  William Greene Garfield Cardwell (1896 - 1976)*
  Benjamin Lee Cardwell (1899 - 1984)*
  Stella Loughortie Cardwell Phillips (1901 - 1978)*
  Jonsie Ethel Cardwell McGuire (1904 - 1981)*
  Robert Cardwell (1906 - 1987)*
  Miles Monroe Cardwell (1909 - 1987)*
  Heggie Hayes Cardwell (1911 - 1977)*
  Cordia Ada Cardwell Griffin (1914 - 2001)*
  Zona Eva Cardwell Spears (1916 - 1999)
*Calculated relationship
Stony Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Row 14 Grave 11
Created by: Barbara Spears Pipek
Record added: Aug 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11518967
Zona Eva Zonie <i>Cardwell</i> Spears
Added by: Barbara Spears Pipek
Zona Eva Zonie <i>Cardwell</i> Spears
Added by: C. Fairchild
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Happy Mother's Day to the best Mother in the whole world. I so miss you and love you so much.
- Barbara Spears Pipek
 Added: May. 7, 2015
Mother, I love and miss you so much. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you.
- Barbara Spears Pipek
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013
For a distant cousin,
- RhondaPattonWathen & children
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013
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