Piedmont - Services for Paula Spears Burch, 45, will be Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Rader officiating. Burial will follow at Highway Church of God Cemetery in Fyffe, Alabama. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ms. Burch passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013, at her home. Survivors include her parents, Ralph and Wanda Spears, of Summerville, Georgia; one sister, Diane Spears Mitchell (William, Sr.), of Summerville, Ga. and two nephews, William Mitchell Jr. and Paul Mitchell. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be teachers of the Piedmont City School System. Ms. Burch was a resident of Piedmont for the past 21 years where she taught at Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High School. She was a National Board Certified Teacher and had an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Alabama. She was past president of the Piedmont Educational Association and was a member of Wellspring Church of God. Paula was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Kay Spears. www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 30, 2013