ADVANCE - James "Bud" Spears, 71, died March 17, 2005, at his home in Advance.
Born Feb. 26, 1934, in Hahn, son of the late William and Willie Blake Spears, he was a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Army. A charter member of the Advance Eagles, he was a past member of the Masonic Lodge.
On June 25, 1957, at Dexter, he married Virginia O'Neal who survives of the home.
Other survivors included; one son, Keith Spears of Advance; three daughters, Karen Legrand of Oran, Kimberly Moorill of Advance and Katrina Sutton of Chaffee; two sisters, Rose Thrower of Jackson and Joyce Jones of Arnold; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Kenneth Lambert will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Morgan Memorial Park.