Cover photo for Jean Dail Spain's Obituary
Jean Dail Spain Profile Photo

Jean Dail Spain

December 31, 1930 — January 30, 2022

Jean Dail Spain, 91, of Moultrie, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Reverend Matthew H. Marston officiating.  Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons, Matthew Lane Wear, Hinton Edward Wear, Richard Tyler Edison, Herbert Madison Short, Harrison Spain Short and grandsons-in-law, William Jason Boley, Terry Thadeus Brogdon, Matthew Fenway Merlino, and Matthew Walter Staples.

Born December 31, 1930, in Davenport, FL to the late Mary Lucy Childers Hall and Lonnie Jay Dail, she graduated from Cordele High School in Cordele GA where she was an honor graduate and gifted basketball player. Her love of basketball remained steadfast, and she was an avid fan of local church league games. “Neany” also loved watching tennis, football, and baseball.

She married Hinton Edward Spain on June 26, 1949, in Cordele and moved to Moultrie in 1955. They were married for 65 years and shared a mutual love of the natural world, especially gardening, birding, and butterflies and made their yard a lovely sanctuary for small creatures. Known for her love of day lilies and perennials, she could recall the name and variety of even the most obscure plants.

She was a retired para-professional from Sunset Elementary School and a homemaker who was a talented seamstress, artist, and cook.

As a Charter Member of Trinity Baptist Church, she taught the four-and five-year-old Sunday School class for over 40 years and adored children of all ages, doting on her 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

An avid bridge player, she loved art classes at the Art Center, the Morning Glory Garden Club and her many friends.

She cherished her family and considered her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to be her greatest earthly treasure.

She was preceded in death by husband, Hinton “Hank” Edward Spain, grandchildren Mary Elizabeth Eidson and Kyle Danley Taylor, and sister Eleanor Dail Adams.

She is survived by three daughters, Jana Spain Wear and husband Lane of Moultrie, Denise Spain Taylor of Moultrie, and Lisa Spain Short and husband Herbert of Atlanta, nine grandchildren: Matthew Lane Wear and wife Ashley, Meredith Wear Boley and husband Jason, Hinton Edward Wear and wife Kelsey, Kristen Eidson Brogdon and husband Thad, Richard Tyler Eidson, Abbey Taylor Staples and husband Matthew, Katherine Short Merlino and husband Fenway, Herbert Madison Short and wife Katherine, and Harrison Spain Short. She leaves ten great-grandchildren, Luke Anderson Brogdon, Samuel Hampton Brogdon, Caroline Cole Eidson, Walter Davis Staples, William Townes Boley, Hinton Nash Boley, Rollins Lane Wear, Lily McCoy Wear, Hank Liam Wear and Matthew Hinton Merlino. Also surviving is a half-brother, Larry Dail and her much-loved nieces and nephews, Michael, Keith, and Karla Adams and Teresa Adams Baell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, Moultrie, GA.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jean Dail Spain, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Add to Calendar

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

*Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 36

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors