Beatrice Biars

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GALLIPOLIS — Beatrice "Bea" Biars, 76, of Gallipolis, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Mason County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Guy and Gertrude Luckeydoo Pullins.

She was married to Christopher "Junior" Biars for 57 years and he survives her. Bea was a retired manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken. She enjoyed auctions, yard sales and pony pulls. Bea and Junior loved sitting on the back porch drinking coffee.

Surviving are her husband, Junior Biars, of Gallipolis; seven children, Bill (Joyce) Biars, Pete (Jackie) Biars, Melvin (Jo) Biars, Ralph (Sharon) Biars, Paul Biars, and Charlie (Brenda Greene) Biars, all of Gallipolis, and Tammy (Brian Williams) Biars, of Letart, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Webb, Chris Biars, Eric Biars, Crystal (David) Camp, Dustin Biars, Nathan Biars, Aaron Addis, Trevor Addis and Adam (A.J.) Addis; four great grandchildren, Caitlin, Logan, Landon and Leighton Camp; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Bobby Joe Pullins; grandson Charlie Addis; daughter-in-law Joan Biars; brothers and sisters Arthur "Duke" Pullins, Marie Fridley, Pearl Cougor, Esta Hudson, Jamie Pullins and Linda Beaver.

Services will be 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Wiseman officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from May 8 to May 9, 2014