Zelma "Bea" Beatrice (Long) Spears

January 27, 1934 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 86)


Mrs. Zelma Beatrice “Bea” (Long) Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at her residence in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 86 years, 9 months, and 15 days. She was born in Peytonsburg, Kentucky on Saturday, January 27, 1934, the daughter of Cordis and Ellen (Pruitt) Long. She was of Baptist faith, member of the Grace Union Baptist Church and a seamstress for Osh-Kosh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Jewell (& Charles) Jordan, Vida (& Delmus) Spivey, Maydene (& Don) Gray, Emogene (& Don) Montgomery, brothers Paige Long, Payne (& Billie) Long, Randal (& Gracie) Long,

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom she wed on Wednesday, December 21, 1955, her son, Ben (& Darlene) Spears of Burkesville, Kentucky, her grandchildren, Bryan Spears, Kristen (& Ben) Drazenivich.

The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Bryant officiating. Casket bearers were Stevie Long, Tim Bryant, Keith Anderson, Chris Bowlin, Anthony Smith, Donal Key, Larry Anderson.  Burial was in the Scott Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements. 

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November 13, 2020

5:00 PM
Norris & New Funeral Home
601 N Main St
Burkesville, KY 42717

Funeral Service
November 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Norris & New Funeral Home
601 N Main St
Burkesville, KY 42717

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