Pearl Mae Pearce, 79, of Conway, went to be with the Lord Thursday Aug. 20, 2009.  She was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Mayflower to the late Charles Wesley James and Minnie Lee Andrews James.  She was the widow of Elmer Ray Pearce.  She was a retired factory worker for 30 years for Westinghouse and a member of the Conway United Pentecostal Church for 34 years.

She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Larry Pearce and his wife Jessie of Conway and Dr. Jimmy R. Pearce and his wife Becky of Rockwall, Texas; four sisters, Mary Metzger of Clinton, Dean Ellis of Little Rock, Jo Reiathbaum of Conway and Martha Whitlock of Beebe; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy R. Pearce Jr. and wife Deborah of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Carla Griffin and husband Joe of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mark A. Pearce of Dallas, Texas, Shelley Runyan and husband Darrell of Ft. Smith, Kelley Thomas and husband Barry of Conway, Bradley Helton and wife Leah of Ft. Rucker, Ala., Timothy Pearce and wife Michelle of Llano, Texas, Justin C. Helton and wife Teresa of Conway, Aaron M. Pearce and wife Brittney of Nashville, Tenn., Jonathan M. Pearce of Rockwall, Texas, Jeffery A. Pearce and wife Haven of Conway and Eric Helton and wife Bethany of Conway; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Helton; sister, Wilma Rhoads; brothers, Junior James, Roy James, Harold James and C. W. James.

Services are noon Monday at Conway United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Pearce, Dr. Jimmy R. Pearce, the Rev. Darrel Runyan, the Rev. B. J. Thomas, the Rev. Tony Reynolds and the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Conway. 

Memorials may be made to Conway United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 788, Conway, AR 72033.

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