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Miss Sallie Frances Mears, 91, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday morning, April 13, 2018, at Central Continuing Care. Miss Mears was born June 28, 1926, in Surry County, one of nine children born to the late Joseph Hillary and Annice Pruitt Mears. Sallie was a faithful member of Welcome Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She is survived by a sister, Pauline Mears Jackson of Mount Airy; a sister-in-law, Louise Mears of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Miss Mears was preceded in death by four sisters, Lois Mears Long, Betty Mears Simmons, Louise Mears Cockerham, and Mary Mears White; and three brothers, Tom Mears, Claude Mears, and Raymond Mears. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 16, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, with Dr. Rick Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at the funeral home. At other times, the family welcomes friends to the home of Pauline Mears Jackson.