Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Bethel AME Church in Mound Bayou with Rev. Horace McKay officiating. Burial will follow in Hearon Cemetery in Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Survivors include son, Emmet Hearon Jr. of Alaska; daughters, Louise Norwood Little of Chicago and Erika Thompson of Memphis; brothers, Roy Hearon of Renova and Thomas Hearon of Mound Bayou; sisters, Joyce Hearon of Atlanta, Patricia Warren, Geraldine Woodson, Bobbie Calhoun and Blondean Hearon of Mound Bayou, Doris Richardson of Indianola, Katie Baines and Maraine Edwards of Chicago, Lubertha Crowe of Glendale Heights, Ill., and Ritha Tetteh of Wheaton, Ill.; and three grandchildren.