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Gene Edward Pearson

MORGANTON — Mr. Gene Edward Pearson, 63, of Jim McCall Road, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at his home.

Born Aug. 10, 1939, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Eddison Earl and Edith Neal Pearson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Pearson and Bill Martin. Mr. Pearson served in the Army and was a retired employee of Broughton Hospital. He was a wonderful and talented soloist.

Mr. Pearson is survived by his wife, Edith Tallent of the home; a brother, Jerry Pearson of Shelby; a sister, Brenda Pearson of Shelby; and canine companions, Abbey and Mystry.

The funeral will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home. 

The family will receive friends one and a half hours before the service. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Friends for Animals, P.O. Box 1884, Morganton, NC 28680.