Elaine Pearson Carlson

August 6, 1920 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 100)


Elaine P. Carlson, 100, of Dawson, GA went to her heavenly home on January 14, 2021. Though a resident of Terrell County for more than 70 years, she was born in Denver, CO on August 6, 1920 to Gustav C. Pearson and Edith O. Pearson.

Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Dawson Presbyterian Church and served as organist for 35+ years. She was also a leader in Bible School, Sunday School, and Women of the Church. She received a college degree from the University of Denver and taught school for several years before becoming a full-time homemaker raising six children. She was very involved with her children's activities, often as a grade mother and also helped with school, clubs, and sports activities. She loved music and taught piano to some of her children and grandchildren. She also loved ceramics, home ec club, garden club and playing games with her grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Glenn E. Carlson, her sister Evelyn Johnson and her brother Donald Pearson. Survivors include her six children- David Carlson (Betty) of Dawson, Beverly Mackin of Clearwater, FL, Dennis Carlson (Martha) of West Chester, PA, Gary Carlson (Helene) of Chesapeake, VA, Debra Corley of Laguna Hills, CA, and G. Eric "Ricky" Carlson (Cindy) of Dawson, GA, fourteen grandchildren- Scott Carlson (Carla) of Tifton, GA, Sherry Carlson Williford (Steven) of Tifton, Michelle Carlson Able (Chris) of Washington, DC, Christina Carlson of Sausalito, CA, Joel Carlson of Charleston, SC, Sally Carlson of New York, NY, Anna Carlson of Denver, CO, Jared Carlson (Tyler Gail) of Charlottesville, VA, Erica Corley Jackson (Alex) of Coronada, CA, Davis Corley (Lana) of Dallas, TX, Drew Corley of New York, NY, Eric Carlson of Atlanta, GA, Emily Carlson Vansant (Matt) of Dallas, TX, and Raleigh Carlson of Atlanta, GA and five great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service for family with a memorial celebration sometime later.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Dawson Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 424, Dawson, GA 39842, or Magnolia Manor, Development Office, 2001 South Lee St., Americus, GA 31709-4715 or a charity of your choice.

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Private Services


Dawson Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 424, Dawson GA 39842
Tel: 1-229-995-5481

charity of your choice

Magnolia Manor, Office of Development
2001 S. Lee Street, Americus GA 31709
Tel: 1-229-924-9352

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