"DEATH OF AGED CITIZEN. Mr. B. H. Pearson died last Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. J. L. Barrow...would have been seventy-one years old had he lived until next March...born and raised in Chambers. He served faithfully in the Confederate army as a member of Company "C" 14th Alabama Regiment.
"The deceased leaves a wife, two sisters, Mrs. Boazman, of Winnsboro,Texas, and Mrs. Barron, of Jones county, Texas, one brother, Mr. J. M. Pearson, of this place [LaFayette, Alabama in Chambers Co.], and three children--Mrs. J. L. Barrow, of LaFayette, John Will Pearson, of Lynchburg, Va., and Ben Pearson, of Columbus, Ga...interment was at the City Cemetery [LaFayette, AL], the services at the grave being conducted by Charity Lodge No. 15, Knights of Pythias, of which the deceased was a member" (p. 202). This item appeared about 1908.
"DEATH OF MRS. ELIZABETH PEARSON. Mrs. Elizabeth Pearson, after several years of ill health, died at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. L. Barrow, with whom she made her home, yesterday morning. She was 71 years of age, having been born Sept. 4th, 1849. Before her marriage to Mr. Benj. H. Pearson, Dec. 19th, 1867, she was Miss Elizabeth Turner. To this union was given four children--two daughters, Misses Eula and Sue pearson and two sons, John Will and Ben Pearson. Mr. John Will Pearson died some years ago, and his widow, Mrs. Sophie Pearson and daughter, Miss Sue Pearson live in LaFayette. Miss Sue Pearson, daughter of the deceased, died many years ago; the surviving children are Mrs. Jas. L. Barrow, and Mr. Ben Pearson, of Columbus, Ga. There are five grand-children: Frank Barrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barrow, Misses Sue and Ethel Pearson, daughters of Mrs. Sophie Pearson; Elizabeth and Ben, children of Mr. Ben Pearson. Besides the bereaved relatives, Mrs. Pearson leaves a large number of friends. For many years she lived in LaFayette and was highly esteemed for her christian character, [ ? ] personality and kindness of heart. She was a member of the LaFayette Baptist church. In her death one of the best of women has passed to her heavenly reward. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church this morning at 10 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. D. Hubbard, who preached an eloquent and impressive discourge, after which Dr. W. C. Bledsoe, a life-long friend and former pastor of the deceased, paid a touching tribute to the memory of the departed. Rev. A. F. Laird assisted in the service. Interment was made in the LaFayette cemetery" (p. 407). This item appeared in 1920.
Source: ALLIE ABERNATHY'S SCRAPBOOKS 1893-1923: Marriages, Deaths and Other Items from Chambers County, Alabama Newspapers, compiled by Laura Alabama Floretta Abernathy.