maybe from a Cairo newspaper
Mark A. Pearman, age 65, died Tuesday night at his home in Olive Branch, after an extended illness.
Mr. Pearman was born in Scott County, Mo. on May 23, 1885 and came to Illinois as a small boy.
He was engaged in farming in Olive Branch and vicinity almost all his life and was one of Alexander County's most prominent farmers. Mr. Pearman at one time was superintendent of the Alexander County Farm. He was very active in political circles in this area and served as Alexader County Commissoner from 1938-40.
Mr. Pearman was an active member of the Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Ludean Munsel of Memphis, Tenn.; one son, Lester of Olive Branch; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Owens of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Lillie Davis of Alton, Ill.; two brothers, Elmo of Cairo, and Ernest fo Urbandale; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Berbling Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Berbling Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. C. Welsh of Paducah assisted by Rev. McGinnis, officiating. Interment will be in Thistlewood Cemetery. Berbling Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Angela DiBlasi and Tim Casey
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