2009-12-09 / Obituaries

Judge S. D. Pearson Jr., 88, died Dec. 3

Judge S. D. Pearson Jr. age 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died Thursday evening Dec. 3, 2009 at the Jenkins County Hospital.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at the Warrenton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the Millen City Cemetery

Judge Pearson, a native of Aiken County, S.C., had been a Warren County resident since 1940. He retired from the Georgia Railroad in 1985 after 43 years of service. After retirement, he was appointed Magistrate Judge of the Warren County Magistrate Court and recently retired after 23 years of service.

Mr. Pearson was a former member of the Warrenton City Council and served the City of Warrenton as Mayor in 1976. He was a member of the Warrenton First United Methodist Church, the Sarah Clary Sunday School Class, the American Legion and Franklin Masonic Lodge # 11. Judge Pearson was U. S. Army veteran of WW II.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Adelaide DeBeaugrine Pearson; one daughter, Julie Pearson Williams and husband Kenny; one son, Samuel D. Pearson III and wife Debbie; six grandchildren, Kemberly Williams (Chandler) Dennard, Thomas Kenneth (Paige) Williams, Matthew Pearson (Anita) Williams, Pierce DeBeaugrine (Kristen) Pearson, Elizabeth Allison Pearson and Catherine Rebecca Pearson; eight great-grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Dennard, Lauren Elizabeth Dennard, Mason Wesley Williams, Karli Drew Williams, Trenton Robert Williams, Malana Lyn Williams, Davis Andrew Pearson and James Patrick Pearson.

Judge Pearson was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. (Amanda Palmer) Pearson Sr.; two sisters, Eva Pearson Powell and Vera Pearson Jewett; and one brother, Vernon Pearson.

Pallbearers were Joe Peebles, John Graham, Purnell Davis, William Bryant Swan Jr., Bobby Jewett and Lavern McCullough. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Sarah Clary Sunday School Class.

If so desired, the family request that memorials be made to the Warrenton First United Methodist Church, 412 Main Street Warrenton, GA 30828.

Lowe Funeral Home of Warrenton was in charge of arrangements.

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