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Elza Shearer, was born in the Frazer community of Wayne County,
September 26, 1919 the son of the late Barton and Cloda Wallace
Shearer. He departed this life Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the Wayne
County Hospital reaching an age of 96 years.
On November 4, 1946 he united in marriage with Eva Jean Bell Shearer
who passed away October 3, 2001.
To this 54-year union five children survive—Betty Jo and her husband
Glenn Correll, Sue and husband Ross Sanders, Lorrene and her husband
Gerald Maxwell, Ernest and his wife Debbie Shearer and Harvey and
wife Cindy Shearer.
Two children—Howard Shearer and an infant daughter Delores precede
him in death.
Also surviving are grandchildren—Melinda Maxwell, Erik and Brandon
Sanders, Brandon and Chris Lester, Matthew, Brian, Austin and Aaron
Shearer; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of the Barton Shearer family. He is
preceded in death by his siblings—Allen Shearer, Ermon Hatfield,
Margie Dick and two infant siblings.
He was a farmer, he grew crops, he grew a family and he grew
friends. He served his country with honor during the Second World War
in Europe and served his Lord as a lifelong member of the Tuttle's
Chapel United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the
funeral home chapel with Bro. Seth Denney officiating. Burial was in
the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 5, 2016
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