Pearl Ward, daughter of Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, was born 15 April 1923 in Newport, Georgia, and died 23 Mar 2002 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She married Mahlon David “Dave” White on 29 January 1972 in Akron, Ohio. Dave was born 5 November 1929 in Hollway, Ohio and died 7 June 1987.
Pearl and Dave had both been married and divorced twice before, but in their case, the third time was certainly a charm.
Pearl was my grandmother’s next oldest sister. I remember them coming to visit when I was younger. They lived in the Gulfport / Pascagoula area by then, and they always brought homemade crab dip.
They are buried at Finley Cemetery in Gulfport, Mississippi.