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Alla Mae "Sally" (Knight) Pearson

July 20, 1934 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Alla Pearson Obituary

Mrs. Alla Mae “Sally” Knight Pearson, 89, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday morning, January 21, 2024, at her residence.

Born in Ft. Meade, FL on July 20, 1934, she lived in Brantley County most of her life.  Mrs. Pearson worked at the King Edward Cigar Factory prior to going to work at the Okefenokee Cap Factory where she retired as a supervisor.  In the 90’s she owned and operated Pearson’s Fried Chicken in Hoboken.  Mrs. Pearson loved to be outside working in her flower beds or garden and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables.  She enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a member of the former Hoboken Church of God.

She was a daughter of the late Jesse J. & Lillie Tindall Knight.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Erney Keith Pearson, Sr.; a daughter, Lillie Pearson; a son-in-law, Ronnie Spradley; two grandchildren, Terra Rue and Robin Turner; two great grandchildren, Fischer Howard and Piper Jacobs; and all of her sisters and brothers, Helen Emmick, Dorothy Allison, Mildred McLemore, Erma Knight, Sugar Baby, Arnold Knight, Jim Knight, Ernest Knight, and Jesse Knight.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Spradley and Dottie (David) Jacobs all of Hoboken; two sons, Kenny (Linda) Pearson of Waycross and Everett (Marlene) Pearson of Hoboken; a special daughter, Sherri Mercier of Boyce, LA; a brother-in-law, David Pearson of San Antonio, TX; 9 grandchildren, Trey (Laura) Pearson of Waycross, Ashlee (Brent) Land of Griffin, Priscilla (Cole) Walsh of Blackshear, Marla (Luke) Johns of Nahunta, Lisa (Larry) Fales of Axon, Mark (Elizabeth) Spradley of Axon, Janet (Ed) Bennett of Homerville, Tamra Turner of Waycross, and Tony Jacobs of Nahunta; 16 great grandchildren, Rian Pearson, Alishia Pearson, Josiah Pearson, Griffin Walsh, Lillie Land, Jennifer (Tyler) Howard, Logan (Sara) Fales, Wesley Spradley, Trevor (Sara) Spradley, Heather Bennett, Zach Bennett, Austin Roundtree, Braiden Rue, Brentley Turner, Cullen Jacobs, and Journey Jacobs; 2 great, great grandchildren, Fletcher Howard and Kolston Fales; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearson will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 2:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service on Wednesday afternoon.

Interment will be in the Raulerson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501.

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January 24, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
January 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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