Services for William L. Spears were held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Noland Pinter officiated. Burial followed in Old Pearl Valley Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Spears, 61, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Magee General Hospital in Magee.

He was born and reared in Neshoba County and moved to Morton where he worked on a poultry farm.

Survivors include his mother, Ilene Spears of Raleigh.

Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Spears; and his brother, Wayne Spears.

Pallbearers were Billy Knowles, Jimmy Knowles, Edward King, James Turnage, William Nathan Denton and Roger Denton.