Obituary of Dorothy Ann Pearce
Dorothy Ann Pearce, age 83, of Clarksville, passed away, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Clarksville Nursing Center. Mrs. Pearce was born April 7, 1935, in the Manchester Community the daughter of Marvin Daniel and Willie Elizabeth Nailling Whittle. She married James Earl “Pete” Pearce on September 26, 1955, in Greenville. Ann was a 1953 graduate of Detroit High School and later graduated from East Texas State University in 1956. She completed her Master’s in Business Administration in 1967. Ann taught business, typing, short hand and accounting in both Dimple and Clarksville schools. She also served as the Tiger Claw Sponsor for many years, working tirelessly to preserve memories for all students. Past students would often express their gratitude for the typing skills she taught them and the opportunities that skill gave them in their careers. Ann was always on the lookout for individuals that she could help or encourage. Many have taken steps to complete their education because of her encouragement. Others have been recipients of her notes, phone calls, sewing skills, hospitality, spiritual encouragement and unbelievable meals. Family was most important to her. She enjoyed family gatherings and made extra efforts to keep family members connected.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, James Earl “Pete” Pearce of Clarksville; daughters, Jaymee Annice Holder and husband, Terry of Wichita Falls and Carmon Shanta Pearce of Lewisville; special daughter, Roxanne Ensz of Detroit; grandchildren, Robert Austin Cooper of Wichita Falls, William Thomas Cooper and wife, Hayley of Lipan; step grandchildren, Joshua Holder of Kansas City, Missouri and Christina Cave of Abilene; brother, M.D. Whittle and wife Lowayne of Manchester; step great grandchildren, Beau, Briley, Colt and Case Broumley, Foster and Reese Cave and Adi and Eden Holder; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with Benny Cogburn and Andrew Whitehouse officiating. Burial will follow in Detroit Cemetery under direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends an hour before service time at Clarksville Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Clint Whittle, Tony Whittle, Boyd Harmening, Matt Adams, Tommy Fincher, Chase Rains, Will Cooper and Austin Cooper.
Honorary Pallbearers are Delma Gibbs, Morris Foster, Frank Stubblefield, Kenneth Jeffery, Dale Miller, Seneca Cowan, Glen Commons, Bruce Emery, Robert Lee Morris and Rick Pyle.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Midway Community Center, 3866 FM 3281 Detroit, Texas 75436.