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Vaughn Pearson, Elizabethton

Published January 19th, 2012 10:16 pm

ELIZABETHTON — Vaughn Pearson, 73, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Judge William Ross & Dovie Bunton Pearson. Vaughn served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He was a 1956 graduate of Elizabethton High School and Milligan College in 1965. He was an Accountant. Vaughn was a member former Deacon & Treasurer at West Side Christian Church.
He loved to be involved with his grandchildren and their sports activities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Trilla Pearson, Wilma Milhorn and Gladys Trivette; and two brothers: Ross Pearson Jr. and Raymond Pearson.
Survivors include his wife: Portia Julian Pearson; His Sons: Wes Pearson and wife, April, of Elizabethton and Chuck Pearson, Las Vegas; His Grandchildren: Landon Pearson, Stephanie Pearson, Dustin Garland and Tori Garland, all of Elizabethton; Two Sisters: Clara Ward, Tryon, North Carolina, and Betty Bristol, Elizabethton; His special friends: Bonnie Brumit & Kenneth Calloway.
A Service to Celebrate the life of Vaughn Pearson will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Side Christian Church with Mr. Greg Key and Mr. Todd Burleson officiating. Music will be provided by Beth Ann Henley and John Ward.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to all who participated in Vaughn’s care during his battle with cancer, with special mention to the ICU nurses at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, the 4th floor nurses at Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Ray Lamb and staff, Dr. Jonathan Bremer and Harry Ford at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Vaughn to the West Side Christian Church Building Fund, 1307 West G Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643; or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Side Christian Church. Friends may also call at the residence.
Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.