Regency Funeral Home, Malvern, AR: Obituaries

Regency Funeral Home, Malvern, AR

James Ray Mears James Ray Mears
(June 20, 1967 - March 14, 2014)

U.S. Veteran

James Ray Mears, age 46, of Magnet Cove, formerly of Sparkman, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County. He was born June 20, 1967, in Camden, the son of Ronald Eugene and Kitty Childs Mears. James worked as a housing inspector for Home Energy Rx. He served in the United States Army National Guard and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is preceded in death by his nephew, Steven Bagwell.

Survivors, parents, John and Kitty Gaston of Sparkman; wife, Karen Carson Mears, whom he married August 31, 1999; sons, James Bailey Mears of Magnet Cove, Zane Ray Mears of Magnet Cove, Dillon Cude of Camden and Aaron Borah of Texarkana; daughters, Amber Launius of Camden, Megan Mears of Magnet Cove and Heather Swayze (Dakota) of Central; brother, Jerry Wayne Hammonds (Denise) of Sparkman; sister, Letitia Rosenbaum (Mike) of Bismarck; grandchildren, Jimmie Dakota Johnson and Jaxon Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 16 from 2:00-4:00pm at Regency Funeral Home.

 A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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