Tags:What Leon W. Spearman will receive a funeral service conducted with military honors. A service will be held Friday afternoon at Salisbury National Cemetery.
Who Leon W. Spearman, 61, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971. Originally from Anderson, S.C., Spearman had no legal next-of-kin to make funeral arrangements.
Where Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, North Carolina
When 1 p.m., Friday, July 1
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