Pearlie Pyles

December 25, 1921January 12, 2014

Pearlie T. Pyles, 92, started her eternal life on Sunday, January 12 with her loving family at her side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 17 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park with the Dr. Mark Hudgins and Reverend Bill Neely officiating. The family will greet friends on Thursday, January 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park. The burial following the service at Macon Memorial Park is private. The family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross, 195 Holt Avenue, Macon, 31201.

Pearlie was born in Macon to Lucille Johnson Tucker and L. C. Tucker. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas O. Pyles, Jr.; daughter, Sue Ellen Pyles and sister, Juanita Marshall. Pearlie was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Hospitality Care. She was a charter member of Shurlington United Methodist Church and served in many capacities at the church. Pearlie was a member of the United Methodist Women and a former member of Pace Setters. She was the 1st Senior Cherry Blossom Queen in 1984 and a volunteer librarian for the Bibb Sheriff Prison. Pearlie also volunteered at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and was an active Whittle School Alumnae. She had a ministry and gift of crocheting for others. She had enjoyed her fourteen years living at Magnolia Manor and enjoyed having friends over for games and cards.

Survivors include her three sons, Alan Pyles (Becky) of Florida, Ken Pyles (Diane) of Atlanta, and Don Pyles (Betty) of Macon; daughters, Ann Etheridge (Steve) of Jones County and Tina Graham (Howard) of Macon; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visit to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park has charge of arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Kelly McBride Delph

February 1, 2014

You were blessed to have had Miss Pearlie for so many years. She was a lovely person and I remember her fondly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Saunders

January 21, 2014

Ann, Don & Tina, I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Pearlie. I just realized the news and I am truly saddened that I missed the opportunity to pay my respects to such a great family. Your Mother, Dad, and each one of you are very dear in my childhood memories. There is only one Ms. Pearlie, what a special angel now in heaven. Peace be with you all during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you. God bless your family.

Mary Lynn Estes Puckett

January 19, 2014

Ms. Pearlie was a wonderful person. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Octavia & Ed Becton

January 18, 2014

Fond memories of Pearlie and life during the 1960's & 70's on Alandale Dr. with morning coffee and clothes on the line. You were blessed to call Pearlie "Mother".

Ken French

January 18, 2014

My mother, Louise Boutwell and Ms Pyles were instrumental in the start of GLPNA and its inception at the Macon Area Voc Tech School...they were the strongest of friends and I have fond memories of attending their conventions many years ago...Bet they are talking nursing as I type!

January 17, 2014

The world has lost a great treasure. So thankful for the joy of having known her. Donna Denslow and Earlene Garrett

January 16, 2014

All of you are in our prayers. Kathy Henderson Walker and family

January 16, 2014

Ann and family,
Heaven just gained another angel. She was a delight and amazing woman. I never saw her without a smile on her face and always had something positive to say. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Deena Beck Hammond
Virginia Beck

Lori NeSmith

January 16, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Miss Pearlie was the sweetest lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Jerrod, Jessica, & Grayson Otting

January 16, 2014

We love you and miss you Momma Pearlie! So thankful for the time we did have with you, but wish there was more! Especially wish Grayson could of met you. Loved hearing you say "Bless your heart" in your sweet southern accent :) We will treasure your special crocheted gifts and be reminded of your kindness every time we look at them!