GASTONIA - Dorothy "Dot" Louise Pearson, 87, passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2012, at Peak Resources after a brief illness.
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Dorothy was a native of Wilson County, daughter of the late Johnie and Mamie Poole Wheeler.
She was an avid reader with a love of history and served as a tour guide at the State Capitol after her retirement. Dot was a longtime resident of Raleigh then moved to Gastonia to be closer to her family.
She is survived by her son, Harvin A. Sauls III and his wife, Ann; her grandchildren, Thomas and Sarah Sauls; and her sister, Hazel DeBragga, of Greensboro.
A memorial service will be private for the family.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 6000 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Pearson family.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2012