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Ralph Ray Spears
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1946
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2008
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

From the August 11, 2008 edition of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot:

Ralph Ray Spears, 52, of Middlebrook Drive, Wilkesboro, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Spears was born Feb. 3, 1946 in Wilkes County to Martin Rayvaughn and Zona Eva Cardwell Spears. He was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Spears was retired from Merita Bakery.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Rayvaughn Spears, Ira Dean Spears and Julius Eugene Spears.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Jean Lovette Spears of the home; two daughters, Lisa Spears Mikeal and husband Roger; Renee Spears Taylor and husband Tim, both of Wilkesboro. two sisters, Annie Vea "Ann" Spears Binkley and husband, Carl, of Kernersville, Barbara Spears Pipek and husband, Art, of Purlear; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Stony Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rex Aldreth, the Rev. Ken Pardue, and the Rev. Chad Hendren officiating. The body was placed in the church at 2:30. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Discovery Fund, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist, Development and Alumni Affairs, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157.

Pallbearers were Tommy Lovette, Scott Lovette, Chad Lovette, Ryan Spears, Ronnie Hamby and Bill Church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Rayvaughn Spears (1894 - 1968)
  Zona Eva Cardwell Spears (1916 - 1999)
 
 Spouse:
  Linda Jean Lovette Spears (1945 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stony Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Purlear
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara Spears Pipek
Originally Created by: C. Fairchild
Record added: Aug 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29141525
Ralph Ray Spears
Added by: Barbara Spears Pipek
 
Ralph Ray Spears
Added by: C. Fairchild
 
Ralph Ray Spears
Added by: C. Fairchild
 
 
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I love and miss you so much. I think about you every day.
- Barbara Spears Pipek
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013
Miss you brother! Love you very much.
- Barbara Spears Pipek
 Added: Feb. 16, 2012
I love you little brother. You are forever in my heart!
- Barb
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
 
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