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James W. Sears, Russell County, KY (1924-2012)

He was a member of a respected Russell County, KY family. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Somerset, Ky, a precision grinder, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

James W. Sears, 88, 129 Campground Road, Russell Springs, KY, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at 3:40pmCT, at Commonwealth Regional Hospital, Bowling Green, KY. The funeral service will be at 12pm noon CT, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Steve Dunn officiating. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 KY 80, Nancy, KY.

James W. Sears, Russell County, KY (1924-2012

He was born Sunday, January 13, 1924, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY. He was the son of the late James Sears and the late Mattie Elizabeth (Brenson) Sears. He died Friday, February 17, 2012, in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 4 days.

He was a precision grinder and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, KY. He served as a private in the U.S. Army in World War II.

He is survived by the following:
  • A son: Jimm Sears, Jamestown, KY

  • A daughter: Joyce Hicks, Russell Springs, KY

  • Two step sons: Tom Rubbo, North Carolina; and Tim Rubbo, Russell Springs, KY

  • Two sisters: Thelma Weddle and Mildred Girdler, both of Somerset, KY

  • Two grandchildren

  • One great grandchild
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Sears.

Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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