Jessie Pearson Short

Published 8:24 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Survivors include one son, Lawrence Jeff Short of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Emily Short of Saluda, S.C.; one brother, Charles W. Pearson Sr. of Tryon; two sisters, Sophie Pearson Summers of Saluda, N.C., and Vera Pearson Bishop of Greenville, S.C. Also surviving are three grandsons.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2009 in the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, with Dr. Norma Hanson officiating.

A reception will follow the service at the church.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Altar Guild of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, P. O. Box 275, Saluda, N.C. 28773.

An online guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.