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Died April 8, 2009

LAGRANGE -- Rickie Allen Pearson Jr., 29, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

Allen served as a detective for the Lenoir County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Lenoir-Greene-Jones Law Enforcement Association, a certified BLET instructor at Lenoir Community College and a member of Airy Grove Christian Church. He was also active in the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Woodyard Pearson of LaGrange; mother, Joy Hall Pearson of Hugo; father, Rickie Allen Pearson Sr. and wife, Susie, of Deep Run; sister, Kelly Pearson Johnson of Kinston; mother and father-in-law, Gary and Sue Woodyard of Goldsboro; sister-in-law, Jennifer Stevens and husband, Kevin; nephew, Benjamin Stevens; and niece, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Kinston High School at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, with the Rev. Allen Ham and the Rev. Rick Vernon officiating. Graveside services will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. John Isenburg and the Rev. Andrew Clark officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Lenoir Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 188, Kinston, N.C., 28502, for the Rickie "Allen" Pearson Jr. BLET Scholarship.

Arrangements are by Howard-Carter Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on April 9, 2009 1:47 PM