Rev. James Howell Spires

by | March 25, 2014 12:51 pm

Last Updated: March 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

The Rev. James Howell Spires, 78, of Hodge Circle in Manning, widower of Ruth Marie Davidson Spires, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born in Aiken, he was a son of the late Cola Blease Spires and Emma Lowe Spires Knight. He pastured a number of churches in West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. The Rev. Spires was a member of Manning Baptist Temple in Manning.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Richard) Barwick of Manning and Terry (Guy) Spires-Vaughan of Ringgold, Ga.; a son, Julian Lee (Ann) Spires of Proctorille, Ohio; two sisters, Miriam Carrow of North Augusta and Jean (Bobby) Thomas of Social Circle, Ga.; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Celebration of life services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Manning Baptist Temple, with the Rev. William Jeffers officiating.

The family will greet friends at the church immediately following services.

Notes of condolence for the Spires family may be left at

Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the Spires family.

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