KINGS MOUNTAIN - Martha Virginia "Ginny" Parker Spears, 90, died Aug. 19, 2014, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain.
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Born in McDowell County on Jan. 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Charles Cathroe and Bessie Adeline Huffman Parker. Ginny was a member of First Baptist Church of Shelby where she worked as an educational secretary for over 12 years. Then she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Aiken SC. She was very active in church functions as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Church, family, and community service was Ginny's life. She was very active in her community and was a mem-ber of several organizations: PEO, Shelby Lions Club Lionette, Kings Mountain Baptist Association, Chic-oro Book club, and was a volunteer for Hospice and the hospital. In addition to her parents, Ginny is preceded in death by her husband, James B. Spears Sr. and three brothers, Charles Parker, Clarence Par-ker, and Paul Parker.
Ginny is survived by three sons, James Spears Jr. and wife Sue of Charlotte, John Spears of Shelby, and Jeff Spears and wife Susan of Augusta Ga.; two daughters, Sandra Guy of Christiansburg Va., and Pam McGinnis and husband Hubert of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Ada Cutherberson of Nebo and Jewel McNeal of Marion; a brother, Max Parker of High Shoals; 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Webb Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Tench officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crema-tory and also following the service.
A private burial will be held at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to: First Baptist Church, 120 N Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Spears.
Guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com.
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. SHELBY, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 21, 2014