James Carl Cooley
Adeline Bolen
Margaret Elaine Cooley


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1. Ellis Wilton Pearson
2. Roderick R. Beecher

Margaret Elaine Cooley 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 2 Nov 1930, Natchez, Natchitoches, LA, United States 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Ellis Wilton Pearson
  • Marriage (2): Roderick R. Beecher about 1998 1
  • Died: 21 Jul 2011, Gulfport, Harrison, MS at age 80 1 3 4
  • Buried: 24 Jul 2011, Picayune: Palestine Cemetery, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States 1 4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: on 10 Sep 2004 in Gulfport, Harrison, MS. 2

2. Obituary: on 23 Jul 2011 in Biloxi, Harrison, MS. 1 Margaret Cooley Pearson Beecher, age 80, of Gulfport, passed away on July 21, 2011 in Gulfport. She was preceded in death by her parents, James C. Cooley and Adeline Cooley; a brother, Charles Cooley; a sister, Mary Broussard; and her late husband, Ellis Pearson. She is survived by her loving husband of thirteen years, Roderick R. Beecher of Gulfport; her children, James Pearson and Mary Beth Vierling (James), of Gulfport, Lori Bentley (Mike) of Franklin, TN, Jeffery Pearson (Sue) of Gulfport, Teresa Powell (Howard) of Woolmarket, Shawn Westbrook (Michael) of Catula, GA, and Bryan Beecher (Pam) of Ocean Springs; a brother, James C. Cooley, Jr (Hazel) of Florence, MS; three sisters, Evelyn Heck (Joe) of Darlington, SC, Edith Cooley of Bradford, PA, and Audrey Morgan (Jimmy) of Waveland; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a seamstress for forty-seven years, and was a member of the Star Twirlers Squaredancing Club, in Gulfport, where she met her husband, Roderick. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Memorials may be given to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 366 Cowan Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, with a visitation from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery, Picayune. An online obituary may be viewed and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com.

Copyright (c) 2011 Sun Herald

Margaret married Ellis Wilton Pearson. (Ellis Wilton Pearson was born on 27 Sep 1926 in Picayune, Pearl River, MS, United States,5 6 died on 8 May 1993 in Biloxi, Harrison, MS 5 6 7 and was buried on 10 May 1993 in Picayune: Palestine Cemetery, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States 5 7.)

Margaret next married Roderick R. Beecher, son of Calvin Milton Beecher Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Wolf, about 1998.1 (Roderick R. Beecher was born on 14 Jan 1939 in Erie, Erie, PA 8.)


1 <i>The Sun Herald (Biloxi, MS)</i>, 23 Jul 2011, obituary of Margaret Cooley Pearson Beecher.

2 <i>Erie Times-News</i> (Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania.), 21 Oct 2004, obituary of Mary E. (Wolf) Beecher.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQNR-FC2 Margaret C Beecher, 21 Jul 2011.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96726261.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96723437.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 428226984 Ellis Wilton Pearson b. 27 Sep 1926 d. 8 May 1993 father Joseph R. Pearson, mother Ida Bilbo.

7 <i>Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, MS)</i>, 10 May 1993, page 4. Obituary of Ellis Pearson.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. Public Records Index</i> (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1.

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