Pearl R. McIver

March 12, 1934September 28, 2010

Pearl McIver, age 76 of Longview, passed away Tuesday in Houston. Pearl was born on March 12, 1934 in Port Allen, Louisiana to Henry Gravois and Emily Melancon Gravois.

Pearl was a homemaker, a faithful member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and of her local neighborhood watch. She is survived by her sons Hal McIver and his wife Tammie, Carl McIver and his wife Janet, daughters Mary Gwynne and her husband Andrew, Karen Newsome and her husband Bruce. She is also survived by sisters Gerry Waguespack, Ethel Pourciau and her husband Ray, Barbara Jeanfreau and her husband James, brother Roland Gravois and his wife Carmen, grandchildren Wesley, Dylan, Savannah and Cassidy McIver, Emily and Drew Gwynne, Victoria and Kendall Newsome, and step-grandchildren John and Daniel Beard.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leroy McIver, her parents, sister Adrienne Brazan and brothers Lloyd, H.J., and Frank Gravois. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.


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Roger Moser, Jr.

October 2, 2010

Carl, I extend my deepest most heartfelt condolences to you, your brother, and your sisters. Please take solace in the fact that your mother is basking in the glories of Heaven, and God is watching over each of you.

Melissa McBroom

October 1, 2010

Thoughts and prayers are with you . I have fond memories of carpooling with ya'll to St.Mary's and coming to your house on the weekends and playing. Your mom was a special lady devoted to you and the church.

Tammy Cornett

October 1, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will miss Pearl and her devotion in the support of the Catholic faith in the East Central Deanery of the Diocese of Tyler.
She was a wonderful lady to have had the pleasure of knowing and working with.