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Elijah Pearson, 77, husband of Barbara Pearson, departed this earthly life on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Sumter County, on February 8, 1941, he was the son of Marion Pearson, Sr. and Emma Pearson. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County and graduated from Lincoln High School. He was employed with Coca Cola Bottling Company for 20 years. Later, he worked for Sumter Woods and did various of odd and end jobs. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Barbara Pearson; three daughters, Pamela (Eric) Jones, Jacqulyn (Steven) Blair, Patricia Moore; two brothers, Aaron (Irene) Pearson, Thomas (Mary) Pearson; two sisters, Mary and Martha Pearson; one brother-in-law, Lawrence Franklin; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 265 Poulas Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1 p. m. from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Minister Julia Hayes, officiating. The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p. m. from the home.

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