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Pearl Carney, 78, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. She loved to garden and fish. Her children always knew what they were doing when they got off the school bus, going fishing with their mom. She loved spring time because of all the beautiful flowers she could plant in her garden. Pearl had a “green thumb,” she could bring a dead plant back to life. She could always tell if someone cut a flower and if you did you were in big trouble. Pearl attended Frankville School and was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. She loved listening to gospel and blue grass music and watching westerns on TV. Pearl also loved to drink an “Irish coffee” every once in a while. She had two poodles named “Baby” and “Rusty”. She has given each of her Grandchildren a Bible so they may learn the Word of God. Pearl was known as “Grannie” by all children. When children would come around they would gather in her lap and she would make them feel loved. She will be missed by all.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis (Jada) Carney and Phillip (Rita Newburn) Carney; brothers, Michael (Debbie) Henson, Richard Henson and Needham Henson; sisters, Juanita Elmore, Olivia Lloyd, Bama Meeks, Marilyn (Michael) Dempsey, Edna (Van) Finney, Rachel (Buddy) Tucker, Gloria Henson and Tenia (Bruce) Lowery; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pear was preceded in death by sons, Willie Edward Carney and Collie Eugene Carney; daughter, Brenda Lee Cooley; father, Collie Franklin Henson; mother, Vester Earline Wynn; brothers, Hermon Henson and Ed Henson; sisters, Betty Koen, Carline Wynn, Linda Guy and Wanda Smith.
Visitation and funeral service were held at Millry Church of God House of Prayer in Millry, Sunday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. Internment followed at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery in Chatom. Officiating was Bro. Frankie Dunn, with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers were Lamar Koen, Ryan Newburn, Scott Williams, Clayton Prime, Charlie Gibson and Mat Finney.