Emily Diane Bearden


Emily Diane Bearden

CLINTON — Emily Diane Bearden, 26, died Dec. 29, 2007, in a motor vehicle accident in Hillsboro, N.C.

A memorial service was held Jan. 6 at Clinton First United Methodist Church.

Miss Bearden was the granddaughter of Emma Jean Bearden of Hurley and the late Rev. Oland Bearden, a clergy member of the Mississippi Conference.

A native of Clinton, Miss Bearden moved to North Carolina in August 2004 after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in dance performance.

Other survivors include: parents, Diane and Steve Bearden and sister Laurie Bearden all of Clinton.

Memorials may be made to the Durham (N.C.) Rescue Mission where Miss Bearden volunteered, the Carolina Donor Services or the outreach ministries of the churches that assisted Miss Bearden and her family. The churches include: Orange United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Clinton First United Methodist Church and Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson.