Nathaniel "Sonny" Pearson, 76, of Hillside, New Jersey, made his transition on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was born and reared in Sumter County.

Sonny leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Martha; son, Nathaniel Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing was held Tuesday from 10 a. m. to noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 581 Clinton Ave., Newark, New Jersey, with funeral services immediately following. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey.

Macon Cotton Funeral Home in Newark was in charge of these arrangements.

This is a courtesy announcement of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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