A resident of Hillsdale, died at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his sister's home near Kentwood. He was born September 28, 1941 in Picayune, MS and was 71 years of age. He is survived by 6 sisters, Pearl Cozzo, Lynda Miller, Diane DiVisconte, Shirley Cox, Mary Dunn and Nell Spiers; brother, Charles Spiers; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Linda Ogima Spears; parents, Oklon Spiers, Sr. and Pearl Miller Spiers; 2 sisters, Lois Manning and Elaine Rohner; 2 brothers, Jackson Philmore “JP” Spiers and Otis Spiers. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.