Pearl Shaw Hearn

April 12, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Mrs. Hearn was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was the loving wife of Granville E. Hearn, Jr., Lt. Col. USAR, for over 77 years. Pearl was born on December 21, 1919 in Chester, Pa. She was a long-time member of Myers Park United Methodist Church and active in the Fellowship Sunday School Class for over 50 years. Pearl enjoyed her years of service with the Charity League of Charlotte where she served as President and was awarded the LaRose Grant Award for her dedication and many years of service. One of Pearl’s great loves, that she enjoyed in her later years, was golf with the 18-holers at Providence Country Club. She played her last round at the age of 95. Pearl’s love for her family and her gift of hospitality is what she will be remembered for by all those who loved her.

Pearl was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Nancy, and son in law, David Michael Cline. She is survived by her husband, Granville E. Hearn, Jr, and children Carol Kuester and her husband, Faison, Patricia Cline, and Granville E. Hearn, III and his wife, Katherine; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Francis Chapel of Myers Park United Methodist Church. A reception will immediately follow in Jubilee Hall at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charity League of Charlotte, P. O. Box 471332, Charlotte, NC 28247.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Franklin Redd

    Gran and Katherine and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Take heart in your memories of her long and fruitful life.I regret that I will be unable to attend the service but please know that you will be in the thoughts and prayers of this old friend. God bless you.

  • Tom Funderburk "pinky"

    Granville and family. My deepest thoughts are with you . How well I remember both of you from the Fellowship Class 43 years ago. I remember her smile and sincerity .
    Thanks for the memories ,Peal. Enjoy your new golf course !!

  • Lin McAuley

    Pearl Hearn was a joy to be around at the family gatherings. She was caring and fun .l know her spirit will surround her family with love . May the healing begin .Love and prayers

  • Sylvia Beale

    Pearl was a dear friend. We shared many happy times on the golf course and dancing at PCC’s parties. She will be missed but not forgotten. My thoughts and prayers will be with Granville and her family.

  • Sylvia Beale

    Pearl was a dear friend of 25 years. We shared lots of wonderful times together at PCC playing golf and dancing. She will be dearly missed; but will never be forgotten.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Granville and her family.