Baby James Gregory Spears, infant son of Gregory and Jessica Spears, and beloved brother of Anna Kathryn, was born June 11, 2013 at 12:45 a.m. and passed away three hours later, surrounded by his loving parents and family.
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"He was called home much too soon, but his life has touched our hearts and he will be truly missed. Sometimes, it's the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts."
He is greeted in Heaven by his paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Gloria Spears and Vernon and Aralie Whitaker; and his maternal great-grandparents, Lonza and Polly Thomas and T.D. and Kathleen Ward.
He also is mourned on Earth by his paternal grandparents, Keith and Anita Spears of West Van Lear; maternal grandparents, Scotty and Nancy Thomas of Belfry; two uncles, Reece Spears and Scott Thomas; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.
A graveside service and burial is at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Hardin Memorial Park in Elizabethtown with Dr. Mike Gibbons of Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating.
Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.
Baby James' story and memorial fund information can be found at www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/james-s-home-is-now-in-heaven-and-he-is-rocked-by-angels-/65601.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13"
Published in The News-Enterprise from June 13 to June 14, 2013