Mrs. Doris W. SearsSeptember 12, 1932 ~ November 13, 2016 (age 84)
Mrs. Doris Sears, 84, of Cave Spring, died Sunday evening, November 13, 2016 in a local care facility following an extended illness. The former Doris Walker, Mrs. Sears was born September 12, 1932, in Jeff Davis County, a daughter of the late James H. Walker and the late Ila Mae Powell Walker. Mrs. Sears had made her home in Cave Spring since 1962, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, where she was also a member of the Adult Bible Class, the WMU, and had also taught Sunday School in the Deaf Department for a number of years. Mrs. Sears was also a house parent at Georgia School for the Deaf, having retired in 1995. Mrs. Sears was married to Thomas Watson Sears on September 12, 1951, and was preceded in death by him November 21, 1991. Mrs. Sears’ sister, Mrs. Diane W. Day of Hazelhurst, passed away recently. Survivors include her son, Gary Watson Sears of Cave Spring, and five nieces, Mrs. Sherri Goff, Mrs. Patricia Thomas, Mrs. Cynthia Williams, Mrs. Ellen Alma Yawn, and Mrs. Gwen Lewis, and a great niece, Parker Olivia Goff. Funeral services for Mrs. Sears were held Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. Interment was in the family lot of the Palms Memorial Gardens in Hazlehurst, Georgia, at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 17, 2016, with T. F. Yawn officiating. Pallbearers included Cliff Walker, Mike Powell, Randall Powell, Tim Thomas, Jeff Crider, Sonny Holman, and Gary Sears. The family received friends at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Wednesday from 2:30 until the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Bryant Family Fund at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring.