Geneva Pearson, 90

Geneva Pearson, 90, of Saltillo, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility.
A native of Shannon, she was born Oct. 13, 1922, to Lewis and Rennie Clementine Lyons. She was a longtime resident of Lee County and lived 47 years in Saltillo. She retired with Purnell’s Pride in December 1985 after many years of service. She loved her family, spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Earlier in her life she enjoyed sewing clothes for her children and was a lifelong flower and vegetable garden enthusiast. She was a member of Guntown Assembly of God.
Services were at 11a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at The Saltillo chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Merle Floyd officiating. Burial was in Euclatubba Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Fay Owens and Linda Raines, both of Saltillo, Judy Barnett of Guntown and Barbara Raines (James) of Saltillo; two sons, Billy Wayne Miller (Frances) and Thomas Pearson (Linda), both of the Unity community; one brother, James Lyons of the Unity community; 18 grandchildren, Mary Frances Owens (Richard) of Saltillo, Matthew Miller (Ginger) of the Unity community, Steve Owens (Renee) of the Kirkville community, Debbie Cameron (Eric) of Saltillo, Nancy Lansdell (Mike) of Eggville, Scotty Owens (Crista) of the Alpine community, Dudley Owens (Angie) of Saltillo, Alan Raines (Glenda) of Randolph, Janice Moore (Perry) of Saltillo, David Raines (Rachel) of Saltillo, Kayla Dunaway (Tony) of Guntown, Mark Barnett (Deb) of Red Bay, Ala., Kevin Barnett (Holly) of Saltillo, Greg Barnett (Angeline) of Tremont, Tina Meeks (Kirk) of Saltillo, Becky Huddleston (Troy) of Sebastopol, Clay Pearson (Tracy) of the Unity community and Chad Pearson (Emily) of Iuka; 49 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Miller and John Pearson; her parents; one brother, Robert Lyons; three sisters, Lillie Bell Lyons, Mittie Jane Smith and Sudie Pettigo; three grandchildren, Alana Dobbs, Sandra Kay Raines and Sharron Barnett; one great-grandchild, Ryan Meeks; three sons-in-law, Gerald Owens, John Wayne Raines and Hoyle Barnett.
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