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Classmates remember friend

By Staff
IN MEMORY A memorial stone was placed Tuesday at a beautification project near the 22nd Avenue overpass in honor of Pecos Pearce.
The 13-year-old was a member of the Explorer Program at Poplar Springs Elementary and drowned in a swimming accident at a church camp last summer.
Pictured in front, from left, are: Cheryl Magnusson, the artist; Jake Magnusson of the Explorer Program; Dottie Pearce, Pecos Pearce's mother; Kathy Brookshire, teacher; Ivey Burt of the Explorer Program; Gloria Chancellor, Pearce's aunt; and Leslie Hiatt, Pearce's cousin. Standing are: Judge Robert Bailey, Pearce's uncle; Missy Bailey, Pearce's aunt; Suzie Pool, Pearce's aunt; Chelsea Harper, a friend of Pearce; Gloria McWilliams, Pearce's grandmother; and Poo Chancellor, Pearce's uncle.
Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Star
July 25, 2001