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A funeral service to celebrate the life of Sarah Watkins Spears, 91, of Camden, SC, was held at Lakeview Baptist Church on Thursday, January 4, 2018, with burial in the Sandy Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday, January 3 in the Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. 

Mrs. Spears died Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born on January 27, 1926 in Cassatt, SC, the daughter of the late Jake Robert Watkins and Bessie Ann Young Watkins.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Alex Laney Spears. 

Her life revolved around her faith and family. She dedicated over 50 years teaching the children at Lakeview.  Nothing made her happier than to spend time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Spears is survived by her daughter, Betsy Stevens (Jody); grandchildren, Gregg, Lane and Brennan; and great-granddaughter, Skylar Garvin. She is also survived by three sisters:  Margaret W. Mertz, Leona W. Calcutt, and Barbara W. Pereira; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, and Make-a-Wish of SC, 225 S, Pleasantburg Drive, C17, Greenville, SC, 29607

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Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.