The family received friends Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today, Aug. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cordova Church of Christ. She will lie in repose from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Dovertown Cemetery. Dick Sztanyo, Mel Futrell and Earl Barnett will officiate.
Mears was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Pounds Gurganus; and a host of family.
She is survived by her husband, Sandy Mears of Pelham; father, L.T. Gurganus (JoAn Wade); nieces, Ashley Gurganus of Las Vegas, N.V., Anna Laura Gurganus of Jasper and Emily Rodgers Gurganus of Parrish; nephews, Jason Mears of Alabaster, Del Mears of Alabaster, Lee Mears Jr. of West Blockton, John Mears of West Blockton, James Mears of West Blockton and Drew Gurganus of Jasper; brothers, Mike Gurganus (Kate) and Rob Gurganus (Emily); step-sisters, Jenny Jones (Jim), Janice Gosnell (Doug) and Rebekah Kimbrell; brothers-in-law, Butch Mears (Noreen) of Alabaster and Lee Mears (Susan) of West Blockton; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends, all of whom are very dear.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Indian Creek Youth Camp.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571