Edna Earle Sears

BELLS - Edna Earle Sears, long time resident of Bells, went to heaven on Monday, June 10, 2013. She would have been 95 years old on June 13.

Edna Earle was born in 1918 to the late Blanche and Earl Moore in Bells. Edna Earle would often tell the story of her birth in her childhood home that still stands today. Edna Earle was a graduate of Bells High School. She married the late William Thomas (W.T.) Sears II on Jan. 1, 1941. Edna Earle had a 25 year long career at the First National Bank at Bells where she was a teller. She loved her work and especially enjoyed visiting with all her customers at the drive through window.

Edna Earle was a "people person." Her outgoing personality and fondness for games such as Bridge and 42 will be remembered by her many friends. Edna Earle was the second-oldest member of the Bells United Methodist Church. Of this fact, she was quite proud.

Edna Earle is survived by two sons, Bill and David Sears of Bells; her daughter-in-law, Clara Sears, and an abundance of grandchildren. Her grandchildren include, Rob and DeAn Jeffrey, Paul and Misty Thompson, Matt and Dava Washburn, Christopher "T" Sears, and Danny and Brittni Stanphill. Her great grandchildren include Jentry and Brett Little, Bandy and Melanie Jeffrey, Whitney Jeffrey, Khloe Thompson, Peyton Washburn, Carder Washburn, Reid Washburn, Coy Stanphill and Cale Stanphill. Edna Earle had four great-great-grandchildren. They are Cash, Laykin and Logan Little and Ansley Jeffrey. Edna Earle had a loving extended family which included her nephew Lynn Calvert. The grandsons of Edna Earle will serve as pall bearers.

All are invited to join the family in a celebration of the life of Edna Earle Sears at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 aat the Bells United Methodist Church. Family visitation will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

You may sign the online guest book at www.mullicanlittle.com.

Published in The Herald Democrat on June 12, 2013