Joe Travis Sears

Mr. Joe Travis Sears, age 72, of Danielsville, formerly of Jefferson, died Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Mr. Sears was born in Jackson County a son to the late Lloyd and Annie Sue Lockman Sears. He was retired from the GA Dept. of Transportation and was a member of the Community Chapel Baptist Church in Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Debbie Sears, and brothers, Jerry and Roy Sears.

Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Frances Chandler Sears of Danielsville; daughter, Joann (Fess) Parker of Jefferson, Mary Sears of Dawsonville, Reney (Terrell) Stinchcomb of Homer; stepchildren, Shaprelle and Dan Gunnells of Franklin Co., Stacey Parker of Braselton, Trandum and Sabrina Howington of Jefferson; step son, Gregory and Elaine Howington of Commerce, Hoodie Howington of Commerce; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at 2 p.m. in the Community Chapel Baptist Church in Jefferson with Rev Kelby Maxwell officiating. The burial will follow in the Maxwell Cemetery in Nicholson. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at the Community Chapel Baptist Church from 5 – 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorials to the Joe Travis Sears Memorial Fund (in care of Evans Funeral Home) P.O.Box 234 Jefferson, GA 30549.

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Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2012