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Pearl Gainey Von Balson


Pearl Gainey Von Balson, 91, of Brunswick, formerly of Fernandina Beach, departed this life Monday, June 24, 2019 at SGHS Glynn.

Born June 18, 1928 in La Crosse, Florida to the late William F. and Callie D. Gainey, Mrs. Von Balson valued family more than anything. She began working after high school and eventually retired from Celotex Corporation. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fernandina Beach. Mrs. Von Balson enjoyed quilting, fishing, and was an avid Florida Gators fan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her ex-husband Gene F. Von Balson and a grandchild Stephanie Von Balson.

Survivors include her three children, Michael Von Balson and wife Terri of Jacksonville, Susan Cox and husband Jarret of Brunswick and Kathleen Von Balson and husband JA of Jacksonville, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother, Bill Gainey of DeLand, two sisters, Minnie Vincent of Daytona and Barbara Smith of Athens, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach , FL.


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