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Pearl Byars Falls
Pearl Byars Falls
Pearl Byars Falls

August 17, 1919 - December 1, 2012
Born in Cherokee County, SC
Resided in Gastonia, NC
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Gastonia, NC

Mrs. Pearl Byars Falls, 93, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2012 at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born in Cherokee County, South Carolina on August 17, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William Rufus Byars and Mattie Moore Byars.

A charter member of New Hope Baptist Church, Mrs. Falls worked for many years at Wix Corporation on Ozark Avenue in Gastonia. After retiring from Wix, she was able to stay at home where she enjoyed gardening and traveling, and was well known for her cake of cornbread which delighted her family. Mrs. Falls deeply loved her family as well as spending time at the beach or roaming through the mountains searching for critters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty years, Vance O. Falls; a grandson, Jeffrey A. Hall; six brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Falls is survived by her six children and their spouses, Becky and Maurice Hall of Madison, Kenneth and Carol Falls of Gastonia, Loretta Saunders of Gastonia, Jerry and Joyce Falls of Lincolnton, Donna and David Elhawa of Gaithersburg, MD, and Kelly and Gil Gardner of Shelby. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Kevin Hall, David Hall, Heather Hall Belton, Kenny Falls, Amy Falls Summey, Ashley Saunders McGrath, Amber Elhawa Marx, David J. Elhawa, Brandy Winstead, April Mumpower, Craig Gardner and Tiffany Gardner, as well as eleven great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation beginning at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 4 at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM in Founders Chapel. Dr. Ned Buckner will officiate. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice House, c/o Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or New Hope Baptist Church, 2024 Redbud Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054.

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McLean Funeral Directors
700 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC United States 28054-
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia
700 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC US 28054
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2:00 PM
Gaston Memorial Park
1200 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC US 28054
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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