Mr. Spear, 77, Died Tuesday Night After Long Illness.
Estell E. Spear, aged 77 years, died at 11:00 o’clock Tuesday evening at his home on Main street after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Stockwell Funeral Home. The Rev. Nihl D. Johnson of the Baptist church will officiate.
Mr. Spear, a retired farmer, had always been a resident of this community. He was born March 15, 1864, the son of Deborah and Philetus Spear. He was a member of the Baptist church.
December 31, 1885, he was united in marriage with Martha A. Baldwin, who preceded him in death March 5, 1934. September 11, 1937, Mr. Spear married Bella Scott Wertz who also preceded him in death November 4, 1940.
Mr. Spear is survived by three sons, Paul of Milan, Maurice of Claunch, N.M. and Kenneth of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Richard Rogers of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Ray Lyons of Adrian and 13 grandchildren.
Burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Source: Morenci Observer, May 8, 1941.