Dorothy Spears

Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 7:00 pm
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Dorothy R. Spears, 44, of Rock Island, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, at New Journey Church, Moline, with visitation 11a.m. to noon. Entombment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline.

Dorothy was born April 4, 1968.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Strickland; daughter, Tayea Foulks; sons, Anthony and Steven Strickland; three grandchildren; father, Ezra; sisters, Chrystal Spears, Melva Everett; and a brother, Lonnie Spears.

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