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Garland R. Pearson

SKENE - Garland "Tiny" Ray Pearson, age 58, of Skene, passed away on Thursday December 29, 2011 at the Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Friday December 30, 2011 at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Graveside funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM at Delta Heights Memorial Gardens in Cleveland. Reverend Wayne Sistrunk will officiate the service.  Tiny was born on November 02, 1953 to C. A. and Ruby Marie (Caygle) Pearson, Jr. in Drew, MS.  He married Janet Elmore Pearson on June 12, 1982 in Skene, MS.  He was a truck driver for 42 years and retired from Woodland Eubanks Trucking. Tiny was known as "King Daddy" and he had the remarkable ability to tell you exactly where to go and how to get there for all truck drivers. He was a member of Skene Baptist Church for over 29 years. He was preceded in death by his father.   He is survived by Spouse of 29 years, Janet Elmore Pearson of Boyle, MS.  Mother, Ruby Marie Caygle Pearson of Ruleville, MS.  Daughter, Ashley Nichole and fiancé (Jeff Shannon Brooks) Pearson of Gore Springs, MS.  Son, Patrick Duke Pearson of Cleveland, MS.  Two Brothers, C. A. Pearson, III of Atoka, TN.  and Ralph Pearson of Grenada, MS.  four sisters, Janice Roark of Yazoo City, MS, Beverly Ann "Poochie" Kovarcik of Ruleville, MS, Elizabeth Anne Laddie of Dadeville, AL and Tammie Louise Porter of Hueytown, AL.  A host of nieces and nephews and his pet companions Rusty and Reba. Pall-bearers are Ralph Pearson, C.A. Pearson, III, Joey Kovarcik, Andy Pearson, Duke Pearson, Mark Lane, Charlie Kovarcik and Randy Whitworth. Honorary pall-bearers are Henry Coleman, Paul Gentry and Jeff Brooks. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International P O Box 1314-23017 Cleveland, MS 38732 or Skene Baptist Church 2174 Hwy 446 Boyle, MS 38930. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I have great memories of Tiny in Merigold. I can't remember a time growing up when he wasn't smiling. My deepest sympathies to his family. He was a good man. Jim

Jim Michie - January 12, 2012 at 08:18 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies. Mr. Tiny always had an upbeat outlook on things even when times were tough. He will be missed.

John & Elizabeth Rybolt - January 06, 2012 at 10:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Duke & Others in Your Family, We are so sorry about your Dad. I know you will miss him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the difficult days ahead.

Kathy & Joe Weaver - December 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Janet, I am so sorry!!!!! Tiny was a very special man and I know he will be missed by everyone. He was one of a kind!! The entire family is in my prayers.

Julie Pearson Butler - December 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Janet, we are so sorry for your loss,may God bless you and your family during this time. Love you.

The Davidsons - December 29, 2011 at 05:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Janet, I have started to write this several times and just can't seem to find the right words. I can only imagine the pain in your heart. Tiny will be greatly missed. You two have been together for as long as I have know you. Know that you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peggy Card - December 29, 2011 at 04:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Billy & I are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family at this time. Billy & Robyn Marlow

Robyn Marlow - December 29, 2011 at 02:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To Duke and Family.... We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of great loss. May God Bless and give you comfort. Tom, Stacy & Family

Tom, Stacy, Hannah, John Thomas & Emory Davis - December 29, 2011 at 02:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM