Margaret Pearce Kearney, 81, of Franklinton died Saturday, January 19, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born in Vance County to the late Jack and Florence Pearce. Margaret was a member of Popes United Church of Christ in Franklinton.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Kearney Lowery and her husband, Vernon, of Chase City, VA; three sons: Vickie Kearney and his wife, Mary, of Franklinton, NC; Maurice Kearney and his wife, Judy, of Franklinton; Larry Kearney and his wife, Barbara, of Youngsville; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Alton Lou Pearce and his wife, Edna, of Henderson; and Claude Skeeter Pearce and his wife, Mary, of Henderson.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Herbert S. Kearney; a sister, Florine Pearce; and three brothers: Clyde Pearce, Edward Pearce and Rudolph Pearce, all of Henderson.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2008 from Popes Chapel United Church of Christ with burial in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
Friends may visit Monday evening, January 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Franklin Funeral Home, 504 E. Mason St. in Franklinton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Margaret’s memory may be made to Popes Chapel United Church of Christ, 1237 Pocomoke Rd., Franklinton, NC 27525; or Tender Loving Care Hospice, 1937 NC 39 Highway North, Louisburg, NC 27549.
On-line memorials: www.franklin-funeral.com. Select obituaries.
The Kearney family is being assisted by Franklin Funeral Service.