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Francis Pearson

Francis Beatrice Pounders Pearson, age 65, Mountain View, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2009, in West Plains, Missouri, at Ozarks Medical Center.

Francis was born on May 18, 1944 in Spruce Pine, Alabama, to Alvie and Rachael Pounders.

Francis lived the early part of her life with her parents, brothers Johnnie and Raymond and sisters Ruth Ann and Barbara Gail in Alabama. The family moved to Mountain View in 1958.

Francis married Mack Pearson on June 15, 1963 in Mountain View during a terrific storm and part of the ceremony was performed by candlelight. To this union two sons were born, James Michael and Travis Allen.

Francis was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Mountain View. Francis worked as a secretary for Smith Flooring, Inc. in Cabool and Mountain View and Smith’s Gas and Appliance in Mountain View.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Rachael.

Francis is survived by her husband, Mack of the home; son Mike and wife Becky of Cabool, Missouri, and son Travis and wife Suzanne of Willow Springs, Missouri; three very special grandchildren that she dearly cherished, grandson Drew of Cabool and granddaughters Allison and Macy of Willow Springs; two sisters, Ruth Ann Smotherman and husband Larry of Mountain View and Barbara Gail Wilcox and husband Tommy of Calera, Alabama; two brothers, Johnnie Pounders and wife Joanne of Spruce Pine, Alabama, and Raymond Pounders of Columbiana, Alabama; very special nieces and nephews Penny Sansouci, David, Dale and Joseph Smotherman, Vicki Pounders, Kim Allen, Billy Ralph Pounders, Ramona Wakefield, Lisa McCall, Melissa Roberts, John Eric Goff; and a host of special great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Francis was very involved with her church. She enjoyed and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her honor to United Methodist Church of Mountain View.

Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2009, at United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Osiel officiating under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.

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