Rains Co. Leader Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
May 4, 1934
Mrs. P.W. Pearson Passes Away Early Friday Morning
Despite all efforts of medical skill and loving attention from relatives and friends, Mrs. Ruby Ellen, wife of Dr. P.W. Pearson, passed on from this life to here eternal reward at 5 o'clock last Friday morning an illness of bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. Pearson was born in Emory and lived here all her life, being 47 years of age. She was a daughter of Dr. W.A. Duffey, deceased and Mrs. Ada Duffey. In the year of 1908 she was married to Dr. P.W. Pearson and to this union four children were born, Ruth, Marjorie, Louise and P.W. Jr. Mrs. Pearson was a member of the Baptist church, a loving, kind companion and mother. Funeral services were held at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at the First Baptist church, conducted by Rev. G.C. Hardy, burial following in the City Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Joe Hood, Louis Cain, Judge O.H. Rodes, J.N. Braziel, Earl Hill and D.L. Nabors. An attest to her standing among neighbors and friends was the large crowd that went to the church to pay their last respects, which taxed the capacity of the building and the floral offering, which filled one end of the church. Besides her own family, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ada Duffey and four sisters, Mrs. Ed Cooke, and Mrs. Grover Stuart of Emory and Mrs. John W. McElroy and Miss Hankie Duffey of Greenville. The Leader would like to join with the family's many friends in offering sincere sympathy to the sadly bereaved family in the loss of the most beloved member of the family ---Mother.