Mitchell E. Meares, 69, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Grand Strand Medical Center. Mr. Meares was born in Robeson County on October 2, 1946, the son of the late Kennan and Luola Brown Meares. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Walsh, and her husband, Leonard; and a nephew, Craig Coleman. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Shallotte and served as an usher.
He is survived by a sister, Kay Coleman, and husband, Milton, of Shallotte; stepsister, Nancy Hodges, and husband, James, of Wilmington, and their children, Lisa, David and Brian; and a niece, Paige Walsh of Alexandria, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the chapel of White Funeral Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, with the Rev. Joseph Needham officiating. Burial will follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Strickland, Jack Soles, Greg White, Dan Gordon, Rex Gore and Jim Ratajeski. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Mintz, Herbie Ward and Faye Smith. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service and other times from the home of Milton and Kay Coleman.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 623 Village Road, Shallotte, NC 28470.
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