July 18, 2012
JACKSON — Martha N. Dobbs Pearson, 70, died July 12, 2012, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kyle Chapel MB Church in Vardaman with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Calhoun City. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Mrs. Pearson was born Sept. 13, 1941, to the late Robert Lee Dobbs, Jr. and Lillian Simmons Dobbs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Douglas Pearson. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Cox of Jackson, Shelia K. Marshall of Montgomery, Ala., and Shurrlette Hereford of Pontotoc; brother, Paul L. Dodds of West Point; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.