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Joan E. Spears


Joan E. Spears, 82, died Nov. 23, 2022, at AppleCreek Health and Rehab in Centerton.

Joan was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Lillie, La., the fourth child of JV and Lutie Beaird Spears. She moved with her family to Shreveport, La., and attended school there for several years before moving to Downsville, La., where she graduated from high school in 1959.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey P. Wilbur; three brothers, James, Charles and Howard Spears; three brothersin-law, Bill Red, Ron Trembly and Jerald Boling; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Spears.

She is survived by two sons, William I. Wilbur III and Richard S. Spear; four sisters, Wanda Trembly, Betty Red, Charlotte Spear and Patricia Boling; brother-in-law, David Spear; sister-inlaw, Cathleen Spears; five grandchild­ren; eight greatgrand­children; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at Mt. Pleasant Church at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributi­ons may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Associatio­n, P.O. BOX 141, Hiwasse, AR 72739.

To sign the online guestbook, visit www. backstrom-pyeatte.com. Arrangemen­ts are by Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs.

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