Earl Dean Kearns, 84, of Mt. Gilead, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

A graveside service was held Jan. 9 at Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Whittington officiated.

Kearns was born in Montgomery County to the late Roland Rufus and Cora Greene Kearns.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Hudson Kearns of the home; children, Mickey Kearns of Wadeville and Sherry Kearns Coyle of Mt. Gilead; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.