Obituaries and Funeral Announcements

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  Mainly from Delaware and Southern New Jersey, a few from other states




PIERCE (PEARCE), A-J

PIERCE and PEARCE -- one list, alphabetically by given name.

 

 

 

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Agnes Alberta Pierce ~1922-1999

Agnes Alberta Pierce Of Wilmington, DE age 77, died Mon., Dec. 6, 1999 at the Franciscan Health Care Center. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 600 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE. Burial private.

Arrangements by J. Llewellyn Bell Memorial Chapel.


 

Albert Pierce ~1909-1998
10 Oct 1998

Albert Pierce, 89, of Bridgeton died Wednesday in South Jersey Hospital Bridgeton. The son of the late Arron and Helen Pierce, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was employed by LoBiondo Brothers and Hunts as a driver, retiring in 1969. He enjoyed riding his bicycle around the downtown and neighborhoods. He was known as "Al, the bike rider."

Services will be noon Monday at Glory Tabernacle, 1018 Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Bridgeton. Arrangements are by the Wesley Funeral Home, Bridgeton.


 

Albert H. Pierce Sr. 1928-1994
Contributed by Lishia Durham Heard 1 Jun 2000

Funeral Program: In Loving Memory of Mr. Alfred H. Pierce, Sr. Sunrise May 1, 1928 Sunset June 16, 1994 Services Wednesday, June 22, 1994 - 7:00 p.m. Powell Funeral Home 2432-34 North 27th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Reverend Lassey, Officiating.

Mr. Albert H. Pierce Sr., the son of the late Enos and Helen Pierce, was a native of Bridgeton, New Jersey, where he was born on May 1, 1928.

He was united in Holy Matrimony with Annie Bell Ousley on July 5, 1947. Mr. Pierce, known to his friends as "Al," served in the United States Army during World War II. He later worked for the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he retired. He was a lover of electronics, and helping other people, by giving freely from his heart, everything.

Mr. Pierce passed away on Thursday, June 16, 1994, at the Jefferson Park Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Annie Bell Pierce; four sons and daughters-in-law, Milton (Brenda), Alfred Jr. (Joyce), Charles (Dorothy), and Thomas (Andria); also three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty (Jimmy), Bobby (Zolio) and Victoria; twenty lovely grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother, Edgar (Cynthia); three sisters, Althea, Roberta and Dorothy; and many other relatives and friends, who loved him very much.

Interment Thursday, June 23, 1994 -- 10 a.m., Fordville Cemetery, Bridgeton, New Jersey. The funeral procession will be leaving from the residence of 1433 N. 29th Street promptly at 10:00 a.m.

 

Alberta Pierce ~1930-2004
13 Feb 2004

Alberta Pierce, age 74, of Bridgeton died Wednesday in Cumberland Manor. Born in Greenwich she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Virginia Davis Hymer. Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters, Rhoda Cain of Bridgeton, Verna Brennan of Greenwich, Virginia Ruberts of Bridgeton, Emma Hymer of Bridgeton, son, Walter Pierce III of Bridgeton, brother Melvin Hymer of Florida, sister, Verna Reed of Millville, 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Walter Pierce Jr.

Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in WOODSIDE FUNERAL HOME, 613 Salem-Quinton Road, Rt 49, Quinton Township where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Shiloh.


Alberta M. Pierce ~1934-2007
18 Aug 2007

Alberta M. Pierce 73, of Gouldtown, died Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2007 at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, Vineland, where she had been a patient the past 6 days. Her death was unexpected. Born in Bridgeton, the daughter of the late Wilbert L. and Anna M. (nee Webster) Pierce, she was the wife of the late William E. Pierce. She had been a resident of the Gouldtown area for the past 48 years.

Mrs. Pierce was formerly employed with the Fairfield Township, Board of Education as a Teacher¹s Aide. She was known as the historian of the family, and was very meticulous in genealogy. She was a great caregiver, not only to family, but to many of her friends as well. She enjoyed arts and crafts of all kinds, and was always working on a project. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family and many friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Dottye Gould Smith, and her husband, Ron of Hagerstown, of Md., Jacqulyn Burroughs, and her husband, Robert of Norma, N.J., and Helen M. Fishman, and her husband, Dr.Scott Fishman, of Bridgeton; one brother, Lawrence W. Pierce Sr., and his wife, Geraldine, of Millville; 7 grandchildren, Wilbert Ryan Gould, Andre Burroughs, Lisa Burroughs, Kimmi Smith, Janet Burroughs, Mallory Bodhuin and Sarah Bodhuin; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. from Trinity A.M.E. Church, Rt. 49, Gouldtown. Dr. Michael Keen, pastor of the church, will officiate. The interment will take place in Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville. Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church prior to the services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sray Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., at Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township.

 

Albertson A Pierce Jr ~1954-1987

1.  Obituary: Albertson A. Pierce Jr., 33, of 694 Deerfield Drive, Seabrook died early Wednesday morning at his home. Born in Bridgeton, the son of Albertson A., Sr. and Katherine Johnson Pierce, he graduated from Bridgeton High School with the Class of 1972. He received his Federal Communications Commission electronic technician licenses.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Delores Glogau of RD 5; a nephew, Richard Glogau, and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. C. Melvin Briggs from the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave, CarlIs Corner.  Interment will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE — Of 694 Deerfield Drive, Seabrook, N.J., suddenly on Wednesday, April 1, 1987, Albertson A. Pierce Jr., son of Albertson A. Sr., and Katherine Johnson Pierce, brother of Delores Glogau, aged 33 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner, on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Fernwood Memorial Park.   Friends may call Saturday afternoon from 1 to 2 prior to the services.

 

Alexander Pierce 1890-1981
18 Nov 1981
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Alexander Pierce, 91, of RD 7, Fairton-Gouldtown Road died Monday morning at his home after a lengthy illness. An area resident all his life, he was born in Center Grove and was the husband of Emma C. Pierce.

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Centerton.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, Luther, Melvin, Herbert and Everett Pierce, all of Millville; two daughters, Dora Pierce and Carrie Durham, both of Millville; three stepchildren, Leon Gould Jr., Evelyn Harmon and Rosella Brown, all of Bridgeton; a foster son, Nathaniel Pierce; two sisters, Hester Coker of Palmyra and Ida Johnson of Bridgeton; 25 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 8pm from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St. Interment will take place in Gouldtown Cemetery Friday at 10am. Friends may all Thursday evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

 

Alexander P. Pierce 1945-2011

Alexander P. Pierce, 66 of Fairfield Township, passed away early Friday morning, November 4, 2011 under hospice care, at his residence surrounded by his family. He had been in failing health for the past few months.  Born February 9, 1945 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Vernon P. and Catherine Pierce, Mr. Pierce had been a resident of the Fairfield Twp. area all of his life and still lived on his family's farm homestead.

Mr. Pierce was a mason and bricklayer by trade and was in the International Brick Layers and Allied Craftsman union until his retirement in 2001. He had also worked for the former Craner Construction Company in Bridgeton for 24 years, and drove truck for RDS Trucking prior to his working in the union. After his retirement, he enjoyed working with his sons, Vernon and Alexander, on their family farm, and his son Vernon's business, Pierce Septic Service. He also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and adored his grandchildren, and his newly born great granddaughter.

Surviving him are his two sons Vernon W. Pierce and his wife Jeanna of Fairfield Twp., and Alexander P. Street and his wife Kelli of Carmel, a step daughter Cheryl Pierce of Vineland, his loving companion Dorothy Pierce of Fairfield Twp., and the loving mother of his two sons, Janet Street of Bridgeton., his sister Reba Vega and her husband Angel of Vineland, five grandchildren Katelynn Street, Allysin Street, Joseph Pierce, Malarie Kegg, and Charles Jacob Pierce, one great granddaughter Alayna Snow, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased besides his parents, by a sister Emmaline Gould, and three brothers Harry S. Pierce, Edward Pierce, and Carl "Buster" Pierce. 

Visitation & service Nov. 9, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613,. Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Alice Deborah Carney Pierce 1952-2011
15 Apr 2011

Alice Deborah Carney Pierce, better known as Debbie peacefully passed away at home with her Family. Debbie had been ill for a very long time, passing with dignity and grace in the early morning hours on Thursday April 14, 2011. God called her name (Debbie) and Jesus spoke "come unto me and I will give you rest." Debbie was a lifetime resident of the Bridgeton area. Debbie was born Sept. 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Ernie and Jane Carney and as a child grew up in the Springtown-Greenwich area.

Debbie was a devoted wife to Alfred, the love of her life; mother, Mom-Mom, sister, daughter and friend. She leaves to cherish her memory - husband Alfred, daughter Deanna and spouse Roberta Selleck-Pierce of PA, son Brad and spouse Sandy Pierce of NJ, grandchildren Jordyn, Jacob and Ava, her dad Woody Harris, a sister Linda White & Family, a brother Chris Harris & Family and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Paternal parents Ernie and Jane Carney-Harris were predeceased.

Debbie was employed at Bridgeton Hospital, now known as South Jersey Healthcare, for 40 years, retiring April 1, 2010. She started her career in the Radiology department as X-ray Technologist; she went on to become an Ultrasound Sonographer. As one of the best Sonographers in the area, Debbie played a major role in the development of the Ultrasound department at South Jersey Healthcare. Debbie personified the Jesus-centered Christian life. Not by talk only, but by living it and to coin the phrase, her life "was the only Bible that some read." As an Elder of Glory Tabernacle Church, she was an active member at all levels of the church until disabled by her illness. Debbie taught the gospel in her prison ministry at the Cumberland County Jail where she was known as the "Church Lady" to the women. Prior to her membership at Glory Tabernacle, Debbie was an active member of St. John United Methodist Church, where she also played an active role in the choir and youth group, especially United Methodist Women where she held positions at the district levels. She spearheaded a local street ministry not only feeding the spirit with the Word of God, but physically taking food to nourish their physical body too. Debbie volunteered at Corner Stone Pregnancy, performing ultrasounds and counseling women in need. Debbie was an active member of the Lenni Lenape American Indian Tribe and she received the distinguished Bridgeton Jaycee Outstanding Young Woman Award in 1999. She was very creative, loved being a Mom - as a messenger of faith, hope, love, peace and joy... Debbie will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. Mom, which was one of the pinnacles of her life, she enjoyed cruises, and spending time and walking on the beach.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Glory Tabernacle Church, 1018 Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton. The Rev. David A. Hadley Sr. will officiate. Interment will take place in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the church, prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Twp.

 

Alvin Pierce Sr. ~1925-1992

1.  Obituary:  Alvin Pierce Sr. , 67, of 190 Centerton Road, Upper Deerfield Township, died Thursday afternoon in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where he was a patient, for 10 days.  He was in failing health several years. Born in Fairton, he was the son of the late Smith and Lydia Murray Pierce, and the husband of Katherine (Johnson) Pierce.

Prior to his retirement in 1976 due to poor health, he was employed for more than 19 years by Price Brothers of Bridgeton.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a daughter, Dolores Glogau of Bridgeton; two brothers, Smith and Wanaca of Bridgeton; five sisters, Estella Pierce of Bridgeton, Olive and Eleanor Pierce of Pennsylvania, Verna Harris of Millville and Leona Hughes of Fairton; and a grandson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner, with the Rev. Lyle Brown of Bethany Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton.  Friends may call Saturday afternoon one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton.

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE — Of 190 Centerton Rd., Upper Deerfield Township on Thursday, Feb. 20, 1992. Alvin Pierce Sr., husband of Katherine Johnson Pierce and father of Dolores Glogau, aged 67 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 2 p.m. from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner. Interment in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday afternoon from 1 to 2 prior to the services.


 

Alvin "Bucky" Pierce ~1941-1999
17 Aug 1999

Alvin "Bucky" Pierce, 58, of Greenwich Township died Sunday in South Jersey Hospital -- Bridgeton. Born in Greenwich, son of the late Walter G. and Lucy Cuff Pierce, he was a longtime area resident.

Mr. Pierce was a Gold Seal Certified mechanic, employed by Gogel Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Agency in Bridgeton, and earlier worked for the Seibel and Stern Sewing Factory, Theber's Sewing Factory, and Shield Alloy Co. He was a model plane enthusiast, fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed wood crafts and welding.

Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Saunders; two sons, Alvin J. Jr. of North Carolina, and Arthur, of Pennsylvania; a brother, Gary, of Englewood, Fla.; seven sisters, Mary Manigan of Martinsburg, W.Va., Christina Bard and Isabele Vazquez, both of Deerfield Township, Shirley Williams of Shiloh, Dolores Jordan of Pittsgrove Township, Dorothy Mosley of Salem, and Carolyn Colburn of Millville; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Pierce Jr. and Carl Pierce Jr., and a sister, Anna Mae Hymer.

Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family from the Padgett Funeral Home, Carll's Corner.

 

Alvin Russell Pierce 1925-2009

Born in Salem, New Jersey on Nov. 14, 1925. Departed on Jan. 24, 2009 and resided in Fairfield Twp., NJ. Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Service: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Cemetery: Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery

Alvin Russell Pierce Sr., 83 of Fairfield Twp. passed away Saturday January 24, 2009 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He had been in failing health for the past several years.

Alvin's sunrise took place in Salem, NJ on November 14, 1925. He was the son of the late Jediah and Mabel (nee Dunn) Pierce. Alvin was known simply as "Russell" to everyone. He had resided on Fairton –Gouldtown Road in Fairfield Twp. for most of his adult life with his loving wife Artalissa Rebecca (nee Johnson) Pierce, who was the daughter of the late Elwood and Artalissa (nee Wright) Johnson. Artalissa was known to everyon as "Becky"

On November 13, 1943 Russell and Becky were united in marriage, and they were blessed through there union with seven children, three sons and four daughters. Russell served in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran. He was employed for many years as a Union Carpenter with Local 121 in Vineland, NJ before he became ill. He loved to share his knowledge and teach others the skills and family traditions that he valued. He loved to hunt and fish, and grow his own fresh vegetables in his home garden. He also enjoyed sharing his produce and anything that he could with family and friends. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and the annual BBQ that his son "Russell" Jr. held on Labor Day to bring the family together. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, and a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He touched the hearts of everyone that he came in contact with.

Surviving him are his children Alvin Russell Pierce Jr. of Gouldtown, Carl E. Pierce of Millville, Bruce W. Pierce of Fairton, Artalissa "Dolly" Pierce of Bridgeton, Marie A. "Sissy" Henry of Gouldtown, Ruth Conaway of Salem, and Alice "Ray" Harmon of Alloway, NJ, three son in laws William Johnson, Winfield Conaway, and Roger Harmon, three daughter in laws Diane Bruno, Natalie Pierce, and Carnellia Pierce. Russell also leaves to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy 20 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Russell was the last remaining child from the union of Jediah and Mable Pierce, in addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by a grandson Walter Bard III"Junie" two great granddaughters Lilly and Madison, three siblings who all died in infancy Earl, Harold, and Helen Pierce. He was also predeceased by his brothers Henry Dunn, James Pierce, Morris Pierce, Charles Pierce, Fredrick Francis "Bangie" Pierce, Herbert Pierce, and Ralph Jediah Pierce.

 

Alvin W. Pierce ~1938-2004
2 Feb 2004

Alvin W. Pierce, age 66, of Deerfield Township died early Sunday morning, February 1, 2004 at his home. He had been in declining health for the past 14 months.  Born in Fairfield Township he was the son of the late Wanaca F. and Velma E. Pierce.

He had been a Deerfield Township resident for 34 years and had lived in Fairfield Township prior to that.  Mr. Pierce had been employed with Kimble Glass Company in Vineland for over 30 years before his retirement 3 years ago.  He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey and was an avid car collector and auto enthusiast.

Surviving are two sons, Alvin W. Pierce, Jr. of Vineland and Rodney A. Pierce of Buena; two brothers, Marvin Pierce of Fairfield Township and Kenneth Pierce of Rosenhayn; a sister, Darlene Carter of Pittsgrove Township, 3 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway #77, Upper Deerfield Township on Friday, February 6th at 12:00 noon.  Burial will take place at Greenwood Memorial Park in Millville. Friends may call on Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Written condolences may be sent to the family at padgettfuneralhome.com.

 

Alvina Pierce ~1908 - 1918
Contributed by John C. Carter

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Andrew J. Pierce ~1923-2000
21 Aug 2000

Andrew J. Pierce, 77, of Millville died Monday in South Jersey Hospital-Millville. Born and raised in Mays Landing, he serviced heaters for Harry L. Locke for 45 years until he retired in 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theatre. He took part in the Normandy Invasion, the Northern France campaign, the Ardennes, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge and received a purple heart. He also participated in the Battle of Rhineland Campaign. After the war, he worked for Vineland Dairy Co. for several years. He enjoyed fishing for flounder in Ludlam's Bay and playing cards, both poker and pinochle. He was a life member of the VFW Post No. 1807 of Clayton.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda (Carman); two sons, William A. of Malaga; Joseph H. of Millville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his grandson, Joseph H. Pierce Jr. in July.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Christy Funeral Home, Millville. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville. Contributions can be made to the Levoy Theater Preservation Society, 618 E. Main St., Millville, N.J. 08332.


 

Anna May Pierce  1885-1921 

In Gouldtown, N. J., Oct. 10, 1921, Anna May Pierce, daughter of Clinton C. and the late Sarah R. Pierce, aged 36 years.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her father, Clinton C. Pierce, Gouldtown, on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 13, at 2 o'clock. Services in Gouldtown Church at 2:30. Interment at Gouldtown Cemetery.


 

Anna M. Green Pierce died 1987

1.  Obituary: Anna M. Pierce of Millville died Friday in Bridgeton Hospital. She had been n failing health for the past 2½ years.  Born in Swarthmore, Pa., the daughter of the late Isaac J. and Mildred C. Driggus Green, she was the wife of Mayhew G. Pierce Sr. She had lived in Millville for the past 50 years and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by six daughters, Anna M. Mosley and Carol Pierce, both of Millville; Bertha E. Durham of Seaford, Del., Lillian M. Wilson of  Cheswold, Del., Rosella Gould of Fairton and Alice M: Steward of Bridgeton; a son, Mayhew J. Pierce Jr. of Millville; a brother, Oliver R. Green of Cedarville; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by four brothers, Isaac Green Jr., Robert C. Green, Carl H. Green and Alexander C. Green, and two sisters, Lillian Lloyd Green and Dorothy F. Green.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St., with the Rev. Nyada Clark, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be made at Gouldtown Cemetery.   Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

2. Death Notice:  PIERCE — In Bridgeton Hospital, of Millville, N.J., on Friday, Jan. 9, 1987. Anna M. Green Pierce, wife of Mayhew G. Pierce Sr., mother of Anna M. Mosley, Carol Pierce Bertha E. Durham; Lillian M. Wilson, Rosella Gould, Alice M. Steward and Mayhew Pierce Jr. and sister of Oliver R. Green.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m.  Interment at Gouldtown Cemetery, Fairfield Twp.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to the services.


Anna M. Webster Pierce 1912-2006
13 Dec 2006

Anna M. Pierce, 94 of Bridgeton died early Sunday morning December 10, 2006 in South Jersey Regional Medical Center, Vineland where she had been a patient for the past several days.   Born in Fairton, N.J. she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bertha (nee Cuff) Webster, and the wife of the late Wilbert L. “Sonny” Pierce. She had been a Bridgeton area resident all of her life.

Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker, but she was formerly employed with Siebel and Stern in Bridgeton. She was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown, where she had served as a member of the Usher Board, Stewardess Board No. #2, and an emeritus member of the Missionary Board. She also served has a member of the Independent Church Aid. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

Surviving to cherish her memory are one son, Lawrence W. Pierce Sr. and his wife Geraldine J. of Millville, and one daughter Alberta M. Pierce, of Fairfield Twp.; five grandchildren, Dottye Gould-Smith and her husband Ron of Hagerstown, Md., Jacqulyn Burroughs and her husband Robert of Norma, N.J., Helen M. Fishman and her husband Dr. Scott Fishman of Bridgeton, Lawrence W. Pierce Jr. and his wife Robyn of Jacksonville, Fla., and Melissa Bradshaw and her husband, Tyrone, of Millville; two sister-in-laws, Ida Webster and Sarah Webster both of Fairfield Twp.; 12 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, William E. Pierce; two brothers, Elmer and Lawrence Webster; one sister, Estella Riley, and a great granddaughter, Gerri Bradshaw.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 from Trinity A.M.E. Church, Rt. 49 Gouldtown at noon. Mrs. Pierce¹s former pastor, Rev. Alvin Stokes and her current pastor, Rev. Michael Keen will be officiating. The interment will take place in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp.   Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memory of Mrs. Pierce be made to Trinity A.M.E. Church in C/O the Riley-Gould Scholarship Fund 1107 Bridgeton Millville Pike, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp.

Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Anthony Loshone Pierce ~1980-2002

Anthony Loshone Pierce, 22, of Harrington, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Christiana Hospital of Christiana Care.

Mr. Pierce attended Lake Forest School District where he played baseball for Harrington Little League. He was employed at Perdue Farms in Milford before his short illness.

He is survived by his mother, Janice Pierce and her companion Arthur Johnson of Felton; his father, Bruce Worthy of Williamville; a daughter, Shardaya Trotter of Harrington; his fiancée, Sophia Eley of Milton; four brothers, Lamoni Pierce of Magnolia, Dywane Pierce of Felton, Bruce and Troy Pierce, both of Florida; a sister, Sharwander Pierce of Felton; a sister-in-law, Schneir May-Pierce of Magnolia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at the New Birth Christian Center, 101 Addix St., Greenwood, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Contributions are suggested to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover. Arrangements were made by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Armsted Pierce 1888-1967
3 Oct 1967
Contributed by Paul Johnson 8 May 2003

Armstead Pierce, of Irving Avenue, died Sunday evening at Bridgeton Hospital. He was born in Pennsylvania on Dec. 23, 1888, and moved to Deerfield with his family when a boy. He had lived in the Bridgeton area all his life and on Irving Avenue 43 years.

Mr. Pierce was in the well drilling and plumbing business until his health failed him about a year ago.

Mr. Pierce and Carrie V. Cuff were married Aug. 12, 1912, in Christ Free Church by the Rev. J. H. Picking. The couple had two sons and five daughters; Henry A. and Oscar E. of Bridgeton and Pauline Valentine, Hancock’s Bridge, and Mary Coward, Oleta Pierce, Eleanor Ceasar and Anna Braxton, all from Bridgeton. Mr. Pierce is also survived by 24 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother Thomas and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. William Johnson will officiate at funeral services Friday at 2 pm at Wesley’s Funeral Home, 17 South Burlington Avenue. Interment will be at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9.

 

Arnold J. Pierce (1932-1993)
11 Mar 1993
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003

Arnold J. Pierce, 61, of RD 7, Fairton-Gouldtown Road, Bridgeton died Wednesday at the Veteran’s Administration Medical center in Elsmere, Del. where he had been a patient for three days.  He had been in failing health for a month and his death was sudden and unexpected. Born in Upper Deerfield Township, the son of the late Harvey and Belle Green Pierce, he was the husband of Edith Hughes Pierce.  He had lived at his present address for 30 years and was a lifelong Bridgeton area resident.

Mr. Pierce was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He had been employed in the construction trade with several area firms, including Thompson’s paving in Bridgeton.  He was a member of Local 172 Laborer’s Union, Trenton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Harvey A. Pierce of Millsboro, Del. and Steven C. Pierce of Bridgeton; a brother, Casper Pierce of Bridgeton; two sisters, Darlene Fontanot and Armentha Cox, both of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 11am from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Bridgeton.  Interment will take place in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Arnold W. “Bunk” Pierce Sr. 1919-1989
20 Nov 1989
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Arnold W. “Bunk” Pierce Sr., 70, of 3605 E. Fern St., Tampa, Fla. Died Friday morning in Tampa General Hospital. Born in Bridgeton, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert M. Pierce, Jr., he was the husband of Rosetta Hill Pierce. A resident of Gouldtown most of his life, he moved to Florida in 1982.

An U.S. Navy veteran, he was stationed at the submarine base in New London, Conn. Mr. Pierce was employed by Martin Dye Corp., retiring in 1982. He was a former member of Trinity AME Church of Gouldtown and also a former member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club and Gouldtown Fire Co. No. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on July 28.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Arnold W. Jr.; three daughters, Darlene Streeter, Muriel J. Pierce and Vivian Pernell; seven grandchildren; a brother, Clarence M. Sr.; and a sister, Muriel Denby Gould; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at noon Wednesday from the Wesley’s Funeral Home, 17 S. Burlington Road, with the Rev. Alvin S. Stokes Sr. officiating. Burial will be made in Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11am to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Arthur M. Pierce 1925-1987
23 Dec 1987
Contributed by Paul Johnson 14 Aug 2003

Arthur M. Pierce Jr., 62, of S. Pine Street died suddenly Monday at his home. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Pearl Lively Pierce and attended Bridgeton Public Schools.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Pierce was a long time employee of the Anchor Hocking Corporation of Salem and was also employed by the Kane Steel Company of Millville until he became disabled.

Surviving are three daughters, Jacqueline E. Spencer of New York, Arlene E. Horn of Millville and Audrey M. Gunter of Quinton; two sisters, Irma Williams of Salem and Eleanor James of Bridgeton; a friend, Rosie James of Bridgeton; an uncle, an aunt, eight grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Services will be held 1pm Saturday from Union Baptist Temple with the Rev. Albert Morgan officiating. Interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the funeral home.

 

Asa H. Pierce Sr. ~1933-2000
March 28, 2000

U.S. Army veteran Asa "Ace" H. Pierce Sr., 67, of Bridgeton, died suddenly Friday at his home. Born in Bridgeton, son of the late Ida Pierce Johnson and Allen Johnson, he was a lifelong resident.

He retired from Court House Cleaners, Bridgeton and was formerly proprietor of Ace Cleaners and Ace Stone Lettering. He was a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the King Memorial Church, Bridgeton.

Surviving are his loving companion, Dianna L. Mosley; two sons, Asa H. Jr. of Long Branch and Aurielus "J.J." of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a stepson, Aaron Mosley of Bridgeton; two daughters, Sheri Pierce of Massachusetts and Stephanie L. Pierce at home; a sister, Violet Johnson of Bridgeton; two grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Edwards and Son Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


 

Barbara E. Morris Pierce ~1933-1990

1. Death  notice:  PIERCE - In Cooper Medical Center, Camden, N.J. of R.D. #1 Piercetown Rd., Millville on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1990.  Barbara E. Morris Pierce, wife of Fredrick (Bangie) Francis Pierce, mother of Alfred, Michael, Tony Pierce and Patricia Rossello, sister of Thomas, Allen, George, Carlos and Wendell Morris and Gertrude Mosley and Gladys Burrell, daughter of Alfred Morris and the late Edith Sammons Morris, aged 57 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville on Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 1 p.m.  Interment at Fordville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church Saturday after 11 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of the Edwards & Son Funeral Home.

2.  Funeral Program:  Homegoing Services for Barbara Ellen Pierce, May 19, 1933 - Dec 18, 1990 on Saturday, December 22, 1990, 1:00 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Bridgeton, New Jersey, Rev. Nyada Clarke, Officiating.  Honorary and active pall bearers:  Ralph Pierce, Jr., Russell Pierce, Wayne Pierce, Herbert Pierce, Kevin Morris, Carlos Morris, Jr., David Morris, Todd Pierce.  Arrangements by Dennis W. Bundy, F.D., Edwards & Son Funeral Home, 166 7th St., Salem, N.J.  Interment Fordville Cemetery, Fordville Road.

3. Funeral Program Obituary: Barbara Ellen Pierce, nee Morris, was born May 19, 1933 to Alfred N. Morris and the late Edith C. Sammons Morris.

Barbara was the fourth of ten children and lived on a farm in Dover, Delaware during her childhood. She attended school at the Fork Branch School in the Cheswold School District.

On March 25th, 1950 she married Francis (Bangie) Pierce and moved to Bridgeton, New Jersey where they resided for the forty years of their marriage, until her death on December 18, 1990 after a long and lengthy illness.

Barbara and Bangie’s marriage was blessed with four children, three sons and a daughter: Alfred, Mike, Tony and Patsy. From these four children Barbara was blessed with eleven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She showed her patience and kindness daily to her family and friends.   She never let her pain and suffering stop her from helping us and friends every day.

Barbara loved to paint crafts for others that Bangie had made in his workshop to give to others. Sometimes her hands would be so swollen from her arthritis that this would be difficult for her but she’d still carry on saying “It’s good exercise for my hands.” She also liked many other crafts, crocheting blankets and scarves for all of her grandchildren and helping Bangie in the garden each year and then canning the produce for family, friends and  church.

Barbara worked daily at instilling her social and spiritual values to her children and grandchildren. Maybe it would just be a smile, a  soft-spoken word of encouragement, and if need be  a sharp-spoken tongue to succeed at letting us know that although we were all one family we were all individuals and different in our own way.  What ever we chose to do it was okay with her as long as we did our best.

She worked 10 years at the M.C. Shrank Co. as a sewing inspector before retiring in 1963 due to a physical disability.

During her youth Barbara was a member of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold, Delaware. She was also a member of King Memorial Church where she was appointed missionary in 1960.  She later became a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, where she was a member till her passing.

Barbara was called so rest in the Cooper memorial Hospital,  Camden. N.J. December 18, 1990,  after a series of many health complications.

She left behind to mourn her loss her husband, Francis Pierce, father, Alfred Morris, three sons, Alfred, Michael and Tony, one daughter,  Patricia.  She also leaves eleven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; Deanna, Michael, Darrell, Brad, Vincent, Brian, Kimberly, Melissa, Tina, Shelly, Cassie, Crissy and Jason; two sisters; Gertrude Mosley and Gladys Burrell;  five brothers, Thomas Carlos, George Allen and Wendell Morris;  three daughters-in law Debbie Rose and Michele; many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends She was predeceased by a sister, Bertha Sammons and a brother, Richard Morris

 


Belle Pierce 1901-1979
19 Mar 1979
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003

Belle Pierce, 77, of RD 7, Woodruff Road, Gouldtown, died Sunday in Bridgeton Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Pierce was born in Fairfield Township and had resided in the area all her life. For the past year she had resided with her granddaughter, Gerldene Pierce of Bridgeton.

She was last employed by Ike’s Bar as a barmaid.

Surviving are four daughters, Gertrude Goff of Bridgeton, Marsella Robinson of Hancock’s Bridge, Armentha Cox and Darlene Fontenot, both of Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Lester, Casper and Arnold, all of Bridgeton; two sisters, Mary Gould of Bridgeton and Pansy Cuff of Camden; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday at 1pm from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St. Friends may call one hour prior to the services.



BernettaS. Pierce   1923-2006

BernettaS. Pierce83, of Fairfield Township died suddenly Sunday November 26, 2006 at her home. Her death was unexpected.  Born in Bridgeton, N.J. on May 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Clement Lockman and the late Sadie E. (nee Roberts) Lockman Cuff, and the wife of the late Wayman A. Pierce Jr.. She was a longtime resident of the Fairfield Township area.

Mrs. Pierce was formerly employed with the Fairfield Township School system working for 20 years in the food service cafeteria area. She was a former member of Mount Zion A.M.E.Churchwhere she formerly served on both the Usher and Stewardess Boards. For the past 10 years she has attended the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church where she especially enjoyed making crafts for the holiday seasons for the Missionettes. She also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton.

Surviving to cherish her memory are three sons Rudolph H. Pierce of Newark Delaware, Curtis N. Pierce and his wife Debra of Bridgeton, Vincent H. Pierce and his wife Audrey of Bridgeton, one daughter, Sheila Y. (Pierce) Nichols and her husband Harold of Bridgeton, one brother William R. Lockman Sr. of Hopewell Township one step brother Rodney Cuff of Hopewell Township, eleven grand children Victor Nichols, Kyle Pierce, Sheila Pierce, Curtis Pierce Jr., Glenn Pierce Corey Nichols, Curtis Nichols, Kelly Pierce, Brian Pierce, Vincent Pierce Jr. and Willie Cisrow III, one grand daughter in law Sharon Nichols, and seven great grand children.  Besides her parents and her husband she was predeceased by one son Wayman Pierce III, and two brothers Belford and Russell Lockman.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday November 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll’s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.  A viewing will be held on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations in Mrs. Pierce’s name be made to the Missionettes C/O Bridgeton Assembly of God Church 424 Indian Ave. Bridgeton, NJ 08302.


 

Bessie E. Pierce 1908-1999
14 Jun 1999
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Bessie E. Pierce, 91, of Fairfield Township died Saturday in South Jersey Hospital – Bridgeton. Born in Elsinboro, daughter of the Late Panzy Cuff, she lived in Fairfield for 16 years after moving from Bridgeton.

She had been employed by the P.J. Ritter Co. in Bridgeton for 31 years before retiring 22 years ago. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fordville.

Surviving are a daughter, Hazel E. Pitts of Fairfield; 13 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas F.; two sons, Frank T. and Leon J.; and a sister, Jennie E. Jones.

Services will be private at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, followed by burial in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield. There will be no viewing.

 

Bessie F. Pierce 1908-1999
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 19 May 2000

Of Fairfield Township, NJ on Saturday, June 12, 1999. Bessie F. Pierce, wife of the late Thomas F. Pierce, mother of Hazel E. Pitts, aged 91 years.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. The interment will be made at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. At the family’s request there will be no viewing.


Blanche C. Pierce ~1927-2001

Blanche C. Pierce of Fairfield Township, N.J., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in her home. She was 74. She had been in failing health for several months. Mrs. Pierce was born in Kent, Del., daughter of the late John H. and Viola Carney Beckett. She had lived at her present address since 1964 and prior to that had lived in the Elmer area.

She had formerly been employed with Mark Manufacturing Co., Industrion Co., Theber Manufacturing Co., and K&M Clothing Co.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pierce. She is survived by five sons, Charles W. Pierce, Larry D. Pierce, and Mark K. Pierce, all of Fairfield Township, John J. Pierce of Greenwich, and Dennis F. Pierce of Newfield; two daughters, Carol E. Gould and Joyce E. Pierce, both of Fairfield Township;, eight brothers; two sisters, 14 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the Rev. Debbie Pierce will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.

 

Camilla ''Cammie'' Pierce ~ 1922-2001
19 Mar 2001

Camilla ''Cammie'' Pierce, 79, of Millville, died Saturday at South Jersey Hospital--Newcomb. She had been in declining health for the past three years. She was born in Upper Deerfield Twp, and was the daughter of the late Elias and Camilla Pierce, and the wife of Vernon L. Pierce. She had lived at her present address for 50 years; Prior to that, she lived in the Carmel area.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Ellsworth Pierce of Hopewell Twp. and Whilden Pierce of Millville and several nieces and nephews, including Donna Mosley of Bridgeton. She was pre-deceased by one brother, Elias Pierce Jr., and two sisters, Reba Lloyd and Harriet Pierce.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. Burial will take place at Fordville Memorial Park in Fairfield Twp. Friends may call on Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Carl "Junior" Pierce  Jr.
17 Aug 1999

Carl "Junior" Pierce Jr., 65, of Alloway Township died Friday in South Jersey Hospital System-Bridgeton.  Born in Quinton, son of the late Carl and Lucy (nee Cuff) Pierce, he lived in Alloway for 18 years.

He had been employed as a truck driver with C. Harrell Company in Elmer for more than 20 years, and earlier worked at Mannington Mills in Salem County.  He was a member of Bethany Christian Church, the Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He liked to fish and camp.

Surviving are his wife, Christina (nee Cuff) Pierce; a daughter, Lisa Brown of Clayton; a step-daughter, Joanne Lockman of Hopewell Township; a step-son, Joseph Pierce of Fairfield Township; two brothers, Alvin of Greenwich Township and Gary of Florida; ten sisters, Alice Johnson of Pennsgrove, Donna Mosley of Deerfield, Mary Manigan of West Virginia, Christina Bard of Deerfield Township, Dolores Jorden of Pittsgrove Township, Shirley Williams of Shiloh, Isabelle Vasquaz of Deerfield Township, Marie Shaffer of Fairfield Township, Dorothy Mosley of Salem, and Carol Colburn of Millville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at noon Wednesday in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.
 
 

Carlton B. Pierce 1913-1994
11 Aug 1994
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Carlton B. Pierce, 80, of Fairfield Township died Tuesday at the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division after a brief illness. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Eugene and Bertha Pierce and the husband of the late Dorothy R. Pierce. He spent his entire life in the area.

He went to work at an early age for Woodruff Oil Company and remained there for more than 40 years. He retired in 1978. He was a member of Ionic Lodge No. 40, F.&A.M., P.H.A., a past patron and worshipful master of Ionic Lodge No. 15 Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of DeLugo Consistory in Camden and A.A.S.R. of Free Masonry of New Jersey. Mr. Pierce served with the Bridgeton Rescue Squad for many years and was still an active member of the Cumberland County Fair Association. He was also a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Fordville.

He is survived by a son, Fred Pierce of Vineland; a brother, David Pierce of Fairfield Township; sisters, Cora Ward, Bertha Pierce and Ella Rodgers; and three grandchildren.

There will be a public viewing at Wesley’s Funeral Home, Burlington Road, Bridgeton, 7 to 9pm Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday from the funeral home at 1pm. With a one hour viewing prior to the service. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Memorial park. Funeral arrangements ware under the direction of Wesley’s Funeral Home, Bridgeton.

 

Catherine Pierce 1908-1962
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Pierce, aged 53 years will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with the rector the Rev. E. Thomas Higgons, officiating.

Mrs. Pierce died Sunday evening at her home on Burlington Road following failing health of five years. She had been bedfast since December and had been home from the hospital about 10 days.

She was born in the Bridgeton area, the daughter of the late Granville and Myrtle Pierce, and was the wife of Vernon P. Pierce, and had resided in this area all of her life, living at the Burlington Road address for about 30 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Alex P. Pierce and Harry S. Pierce, both at home; two step-sons, Carl W. Pierce of Bridgeton and Edward N. Pierce, Philadelphia; two foster daughters, Mrs. Reba Guzman of Vineland, and Mrs. Emmaline Gould, Bridgeton; three brothers, Alex Pierce, Asa Pierce and Clarence Pierce, all of Bridgeton; three sisters, Mrs. Hester Coker of Palmyra, Mrs. Ida Johnson and Mrs. Charlotte Mosley, both of Bridgeton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call the Carll Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce Street Tuesday evening from 7 until 8 o’clock.

 

 

Charles E. Pierce 1944-2009
17 Jan 2009

Charles E. Pierce, son of the late Ernest C. and Mattie (nee Brooks) Pierce, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2009. Charles was born May 11, 1944, in Bridgeton, N.J., and has been a resident of Bridgeton all of his life. He was a graduate of Bridgeton High School.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children, George A. Cornish and Kelly Thompson; siblings, Ernest, Wayman, Harold, Anthony, Joyce Pierce, Florine Jones Pierce, Violetta Rhea, Carolyn Warters, Florence Pierce, Ernestine Rios, Carliss Morrissey and Virginia Brown; children and other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Monday at 1p.m. at Union Baptist Church 60 S. Pine St., Bridgeton, with Pastor Albert L. Morgan officiating. Interment will be in the Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call on the family at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Monday. Written condolences and tributes may be sent via the funeral home Web site at www.edwardsandsonfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc.. Bridgeton and Salem.



Charles Harold Pierce ~1929-1993

1. Obituary: Charles Pierce, 64, of RD #7, Box 527, Clarks Pond Road, Bridgeton, died Wednesday evening at his late residence. He had been seriously ill for the past 13 months. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Jediah and Mable Dunn Pierce and the husband of Blanche Beckett Pierce. He had lived at his present address for 28 years and was a lifetime Bridgeton area resident. 

Prior to his retirement two years ago he was employed as a union carpenter with Union Local #121 of Vineland for 41 years.  Mr. Pierce was a member of the Nanticoke Leni-Lenape Indian Center in Bridgeton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Charles W., Larry D., John J., Mark K. and Dennis F. Pierce, all of Bridgeton; two daughters, Carol E. Gould and Joyce E. Washington, both of Bridgeton; four brothers, Ralph, Russell, Herbert and Francis Pierce, all of Bridgeton; 11 grandchildren; an aunt and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fordville with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.  Interment will be made in Fernwood  Memorial Park, Bridgeton. Friends may call Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home,  State Highway 77, Bridgeton.

2. Death Notice:  PIERCE — Of R.D. #7, Box 527 Clark’s Pond Rd., Bridgeton, N.J. on Wednesday, April 14, 1993. Charles Pierce, husband of Blanche Beckett Pierce, father of Charles W., Larry D., John J., Mark K., and Dennis F. Pierce, Carol E. Gould and Joyce E. Washington, aged 64 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fordville on Friday, April 16th at 11 a.m. Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway #77.

3.  Funeral Program: Charles “Dicky” Harold Pierce 64, of Clark’s Pond Road, Bridgeton, N.J.  died  on Wednesday,  April 14, 1993 at home following an extended illness.

Charles was born in Rosenhayn, N.J. on Nov. 3, 1928.  He was the son of the late Jediah Pierce and Mabel Dunn Pierce.  Charles, better known to family and friends as “Dicky”  attended the Bridgeton school systems. He met and married Blanche Beckett, the daughter of the late Herman and Viola Beckett. They were married on April 12, 1947. Charles and Blanche recently celebrated Their 46th anniversary. Of their union seven children were born: Wayne, Larry, Carol,  Joyce, Johnny, Mark and Dennis.

Charles was a loving father and devoted husband. He joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 121 Of Vineland, N.J. in 1954.   Charles retired after 36 years of service. Charles recently renewed his vows with his lord and his church family here at St. John under Rev. Richard Wilson.

Charles was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt game and even more so loved to take his boat fishing. He enjoyed working in his annual vegetable garden, but his true love was his “hot house and nursery.”

Charles leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Blanche; seven children, Charles Wayne Pierce;  Larry Pierce, Carol Pierce-Gould, Joyce Pierce Washington, Johnny Pierce, Mark Pierce, and Dennis Pierce, all of which are from Bridgeton, (Fairfield Twp.)  He also leaves behind four brothers; Ralph J. Pierce, Alvin (Russell) Pierce, Herbert H. Pierce and Frederick F. (Bangie) Pierce, all of Fairfield  Twp.  He was predeceased by a sister, Helen, brothers, Morris Pierce, James Pierce and a half brother  Henry Dunn. Charles leaves eleven grandchildren and a host of nieces And nephews.

Pallbearers: Harry Gould, Charles Pierce, Harry J. Gould, Eric Pierce,  Herbert Pierce (Butch),  Ralph Pierce, Michael Carney (Mickey),  David Washington

Services: Friday, April 16, 1993, 11:00 A.M.,  St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville Road,  Bridgeton, New Jersey. Interment, Fernwood Memorial Cemetery, Route 49, Shiloh Pike.  Arrangements  by Padgett Funeral Home, Highway 77, Bridgeton, N.J.


Charles V. Pierce ~1940-2009
1 Jul 2009

Charles V. Pierce, aged 69, of Blakely, Ga., and formerly of Upper Deerfield Township, N.J., died Monday, June 29, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Erica Jones-Cook, with whom he had resided for the past three years. Born in Canton, N.J., he was the son of the late Leslie W. Pierce and Olive Mae Brown Pierce and the husband of the late Nancy Lee Halverson Pierce.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pierce had been employed with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company at the Artificial Island Plant, in Lower Alloways Creek. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Mt. Olive Christian Fellowship Church, in Dothan, Ala.

In addition to his daughter, Erica and her husband, Vincent, he is survived by two sons, Rossie Wright, of Bridgeton, and Joseph Vernon Pierce, of California; one stepson, Charles E. Heiam, of LaCrosse, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Laura L. Cozart, of Odessa, Mo.; five brothers, William Lewis Pierce, of Bridgeton, Frank L. Pierce, of Virginia, Leslie H. Pierce, of Bridgeton, David R. Pierce, of Fairfield Township, and Major J. Pierce, of Millville; a sister, Emma P. Price, of Fairfield Township; two grandsons, Matthew and Patrick Cook; and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Eric Duane Dale; and a sister, Dorothy Goldsboro.

Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Friday, July 3, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, in Hopewell Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home Web site at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.


Charleston E. Pierce  1924-2012

Charleston E. Pierce 88, of Laurel Lake, passed away Friday afternoon in Cooper University Medical Center, Camden. He had been in failing health since October. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Carl and Hazel (nee Cuff) Pierce, and the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Pierce.

Mr.Pierce was a boiler operator and steel manufacturing worker, and was retired from Thyssen Krupp Budd Compnay in Philadelphia. He had also formerly worked for many years for PJ Ritter and Progresso Foods. Mr. Pierce was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army. He enjoyed cooking and helping his wife before her passing with the reupholstering of canvas on boats.

He is survived by his daughter Clara Pierce and her husband Terry of Bridgeton, one sister Marcella Pierce of Bridgeton, four grandchildren Joseph Pierce Sr. and wife Linda, LaTanya Mack and Illya, Terry Pierce Jr., and Nakia Pierce and Linda, ten great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one brother Carl Pierce Jr.

Family and friends may call on Friday evening November 30, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll’s Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. Funeral services and interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.



Chester J. Pierce Sr. ~1908-1991
3 Sep 1991

Contributed by Paul Johnson 8 May 2003

Chester J. Pierce Sr., 83, of 756 Steward Ave., Fairfield Township, died Sunday evening in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where he was a patient four days. He was in declining health for two years. The son of the late Austin and Viola (Pierce) Pierce, he was born in Fairfield Township and was the husband of the late Gertrude (Cuff) Pierce, who died in 1978. A lifetime resident of the community, he resided at the Stewart Avenue address 56 years.

Prior to his retirement in 1978, Mr. Pierce was employed in maintenance at the former Bridgeton Dye and Finishing Company and he previously worked at the former Ferracute Machine and Bond Baking companies. Throughout his life, he owned and operated a farm.

He is survived by a son, Chester "Junior" Pierce, Jr. at home, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 am Thursday from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., with the Rev. Matthew Brown of the John Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton. Friends may call Thursday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 


Clayton G. Pierce ~1934-2002
10 Dec 2002

Clayton G. Pierce, of Vineland, died Sunday in South Jersey Hospital System-Newcomb Division. He was 68. He had been a patient in the hospital for the past 2 weeks and in failing health for 5 months. Mr. Pierce was born in Bridgeton and was the son of the late Howard E. and Susan Pierce. He had been a Vineland resident for 3 years, coming from Millville.

Prior to his retirement he had been employed with Laning Bros. Farm in Fairfield Township and the Charles Graves Farm in Cedarville. He was a member of the Nanticoke Leni Lenape Indians.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sherlene L. Hurd, Atlantic City, Marilyn J. Pierce, New York City and Thelma A. Davis, Bridgeton; three sisters, Dorothy Ridgway, Bridgeton, Katherine Harden, Vineland and Barbara Carr, Las Vegas, NE; three brothers, Kenneth J. Pierce, Cedarville, Ralph H. Pierce, San Diego, CA, and Ellsworth Pierce, Millville and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Pierce.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, Dec. 13 at 11 o'clock in the Padgett Funeral Home, 160 Main St., Cedarville. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday morning one hour prior to the services.

 

Clifford C. Pierce, Sr. ~1926-1998

1. Obituary August 8, 1998: Clifford C. Pierce Sr., 72, of Vineland died early Friday morning at his home. Born in Fairton, son of the late Clifford H. and Rhoda Murray Pierce, he was the husband of Thelma Marie Sammons Pierce. He had been employed by Don Rogers, Inc. as. an equipment operator for 20 years, retiring in 1979.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 15 years are two sons, Clifford Jr. of Bridgeton and John W. of Vineland; a daughter, Janet Streets of Fairfield Township; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, William.

Rev. David L. Strope, pastor of the West park United Methodist Church will officiate at services 11 a.m. Monday at the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Lanida Ave., Carlls Corner, Bridgeton, where visitors will be received after 10 a.m. Burial will be at Gouldtown Memorial Park Gouldtown.

2. Death notice: Of 84 South West Ave., Vineland, formerly of Fairland, N. J., on Friday, August 7, 1998, Clifford C. Pierce, Sr., age 72 years, husband of Thelma Marie Sammons Pierce and father of Clifford C., Jr., John W. Pierce, and Janet Street.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral services on Monday, August 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll’s Corner, Bridgeton, N.J. Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Gouldtown, N.J. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10 to 11 prior to the service.

 


Conchetta Musto Pierce 1916-2006

Conchetta "Connie" Musto Pierce, 90, of Upper Deerfield Township died early Tuesday evening March 21, 2006 at the S.J. Regional Medical Center where she had been admitted as a patient earlier in the day. The wife of the late Thomas Pierce, who died in 1985, she was born in Philadelphia and was the daughter of the late Elentro and Vinzensia (nee Finoina) Musto. A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Pierce lived at the same Upper Deerfield Township address since 1959.

She was employed prior to her retirement at Sack's Shoe Store in Bridgeton for nearly ten years. Before working at Sacks she worked as a seamstress for several years at Major Clothing in Bridgeton. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bridgeton and the church's Altar and Rosary Society. In addition, she was an avid reader.

She is survived by a sister, Yolanda Willets of Sacramento, CA, several nieces and nephews including, Nancy Linn of Buena and Phyllis Kates and Venus Kline and many great nieces and nephews including Donald Linn Jr., Michael Linn, Stephanie Linn and David Linn and his wife Maggie as well as a number of great great nieces and nephews and great great great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pierce was predeceased by sisters, Elvira Clifton and Mary Cuff and brothers, Michael Archidapane and Phillip Archidapane, Frank Musto and Angelo "Andy" Musto.

The funeral will originate at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Friday morning March 24th at 9:30 and will be followed by a 10 o'clock Funeral Liturgy at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 312 N. Pearl St., Bridgeton. The interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bridgeton. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday morning between 8:30 and 9:30.

 

Cora Carney Durham Pierce (1901-1948)
5 Mar 1948
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003

Cora Mae Pierce, 47, of Garry Avenue and Main Road, died suddenly at 8pm yesterday.  Coroner J. Allison Kruse, who investigated, issued a certificate of death by coronary embolism.

Mrs. Pierce is survived by her husband, Aaron; five sons, Elmer Durham, of the U.S. Army, stationed in California; Smith, Reynolds and Enoch Durham of Vineland, and Lloyd Durham of Bridgeton; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Mae Riley, Helen and Mildred Pierce of Vineland, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 4:30 at the DeMarco Funeral Home with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday evening at her late residence.  Pallbearers were Pasquale DiEmma, Norris Durham, Levi Street, George Grenaged, Fiori Simions, & Anthony Cerio.

 

Daniel Burt Pierce 1939-2010
21 Dec 2010

Daniel Burt Pierce, age 71, of Fairfield Township died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center following a lengthily illness.

Born in Gouldtown on Dec. 14, 1939, he was a lifetime Fairfield Township resident. The son of the late Wilbert E. Pierce and Sarah Pierce, he was the husband of the late Patricia Marie Pierce.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pierce had been employed with K. Shaw Associates in Port Elizabeth and also had worked as a nurseryman with several nurseries in the area. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians of New Jersey.

Surviving are a daughter, Annette M. Pierce of Fairfield Township; a son, Daniel W. Pierce of Millville; two brothers, Harry Pierce of Fairfield Township and Peter Lloyd of Pittsgrove Township; four sisters, Stella Lloyd of Fairfield Township, Jeanette Brown of Atlanta, Ga., Velma Brown of Rosenhayn, Caroline Pierce of Commercial Township; and two grandchildren, Daniel W. Pierce Jr., and Rebekah Batten.

Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Fordville Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

 

Della B. Pierce 1882 - 1917
Contributed by John C. Carter

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Della M. Jones Pierce ~1893-1983
(handwritten note: April 10, 1983, age 90)

Della M. Pierce, 90, formerly of 2428 Shelbourne Ave., Millville, died at the Malloy Nursing Centre on Sunday evening after an extended illness. She had been residing at Malloy's the past 18 months. Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Media Jones and the wife of the late Forrest F. Pierce. She had resided with her daughter, Della White, at the Millville address before Mrs. White moved to RD 4, Finlaw Avenue in Fairfield Township.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a nephew, John Jones of Bridgeton-Fairton Road.

Private services were held this morning from the Freitag Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Melvin Briggs, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment was made in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were George Dickinson, Elton Watson, William L. Burdsall, Kenneth W. Freitag, Edward Carlton and Harry A. Freitag. The family suggests contributions in Mrs. Pierce's memory be made to the Fairfield Fire and Rescue Squad.


Dorothy Beatrice Ridgeway Pierce ~1919-1989

1.  Obituary: Dorothy B. Pierce, 70, of Bridgeton died Tuesday in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division where she had been a patient for 10 days.  Born in Dover, Del., the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway of Hopewell Township and the late Fred Ridgeway, she was the wife of Carlton Pierce.  Mr. and Mrs. Pierce celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May.

Mrs. Pierce was educated in local schools.  She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and past matron of Ionic Chapter 15.  She was also a member of the Gold Circle in Camden and past commandress of Zamora Temple 135.  For 15 years, she was dispatcher for the rescue squad and was a volunteer for the March of Dimes.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by a son, Fred E. Pierce Sr.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Henry, Norman and Jerry Ridgeway; four sisters, Mrs. Albert (Christine) Miller, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Carney, Mrs. Jacob (Lillian) Pierce and Mrs. Marvin (Pauline) Gould; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by two sons, Carlton and Carl Pierce, three brothers and a sister, Mrs. David (Thelma) Loatman.

Services will be held at noon Saturday from St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville. Burial will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wesley’s Funeral Home.

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE -- Of 168  Tips Trailer Park, Bridgeton, N.J., on Monday, March 20, 1989. Dorothy Beatrice Pierce wife, of’ Carlton Pierce, mother of Fred Pierce, aged 70 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the St. John’s United Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 25 at 12  noon.  Interment at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.  Friends may call Friday at the church from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of the Wesley’s Funeral Home, Bridgeton.

 

Dorothy Gould Pierce (1858-1926)
21 Jan 1926
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003; John Carter 23 Mar 2013

Pierce – In Bridgeton, NJ, January 20, 1926, Dorothy, wife of Jonathan E. Pierce, aged 67 years.

Relatives and friends without further notice are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her husband’s residence, 43 Coral Avenue, on Saturday afternoon, January 23, at 1:30 o’clock.  Services at Fordsville Church at 2 o’clock.  Interment at Gouldtown Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday evening from 7 until 9 o’clock.

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Edward T. Pierce ~1949-2007
30 Aug 2007.

Edward T. Pierce, 58, of Upper Deerfield Township, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. He was born in Bridgeton and was the son of Oleta Pierce, of Upper Deerfield Township, and the late Kermit Pierce. He had been a lifetime resident of the Bridgeton area.

Prior to his retirement, Kermit had been employed as a master technician with the Fairton Marina for several years. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe, the Quinton Sportsman¹s Club, National Rifle Assoc. and had been an avid Harley Davidson Motor Cycle enthusiast.

Besides his mother, survivors include two sons, Edward T. Pierce Jr., Eden, Md., and Shawn D. Saunders, Newark, Md.; and one brother, Kermit Pierce Jr., Upper Deerfield Township.

Funeral services will be held in the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 2 o¹clock. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon, between 1 and 2 o¹clock. Written condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home Web site at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.



Eliza Dean Pierce ~1900-1982

1.  Obituary:    Eliza Dean Pierce, 82, of RD 7, Box 432, died Monday morning in the Mallory Nursing Centre where she was a patient for five weeks after being in  failing health the past year. Born in Fairfield Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorcas Dean and the wife of the late Orwig Max Pierce Sr., who died in 1946.  Mrs. Pierce had been employed by the M.C. Schrank Co. for over 25 years as an inspector, retiring in 1972.

She is survived by a son, Orwig M. Pierce Jr. of RD 7; two daughters, Mrs. Presley (Sarah) Durham of RD 4 and Mrs. Francis (Edith) Ridgway of RD 7; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Dean of RD 8, and two sisters, Emma Pierce of RD 7 and . Leean  Peterson of Bridgeton.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Fordville United Methodist Church for 50 years and in the absence of her pastor, services will be conducted by the Rev. Hershel Mosley on Thursday at 8 p.m. from the Sray Funeral Home, Carlls Corner.
 

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE -- Of RD 7, Box 432, Bridgeton, on Monday, March 1, 1982.  Eliza Dean Pierce, wife of the late Orwig Pierce Sr., and mother of Sarah Durham, Edith Ridgway, and Orwig Pierce Jr., aged 82 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday evening, March 4 at 8 p.m. from the Sray Funeral Home, Carll's Corner.  Friends may call Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with interment in Gouldtown Memorial Park.  Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 8 prior to the services.

 

Elnora C. Pierce ~1919-2003
4 Apr 2003

Elnora C. Pierce of Ardmore, a resident of Monroeville, N.J., most of her life, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. She was 84. Mrs. Pierce was born in Dover, Del., daughter of the late William H. and Cora Durham Morgan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald and Grace of Ardmore and William and Shirley of Smyrna, Del.; and four grandchildren, Adam, Brandon, William Jr. and Tracy Blanchfield.

A celebration of her life will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Christy-Adams Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Elmer, N.J. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Monroeville Fire Co., P.O. Box 958, Monroeville, NJ 08343.

 


Elsie Pierce 1926-2007

Elsie L. Pierce, 81, of Deerfield Township died suddenly and unexpected on Friday morning February 2, 2007 in Genesis Elder Care, Millville where she had been a patient under rehabilitation for two days. Born in Newport, NJ on Jan. 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Hollie and Helen (nee Jackson) Saunders, and the wife of Herbert A. Pierce Sr. She and her husband were long time area residents of the Deerfield area.

Mrs. Pierce formerly worked at Owens Illinois on B Shift, and was also employed at the former Siebel and Stern factory in Bridgeton, and the Deerfield Township School System as a Lunchroom Aide. She was an active member of the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church where she served in the Women's Ministry, and the Carmel Fire Company's Ladies Auxillary where she formerly served as President. She also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton, and the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club in Carmel. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all.

Surviving her besides her husband of 62 years are two children Herbert A. Pierce Jr. and his wife Joan of Deerfield Township, and Helen S. Mosley and her husband John I. of Deerfield Township, one brother Hollie Saunders and his wife Lorraine of California, and two sisters Charlotte Carney and Mary Ward both of Upper Deerfield Township, four grandchildren Nina Miller and her husband John Jr., Kelli Street, Meghan L. Mosley, and Herbert A. Pierce III and his fiancé Jeanette Armstrong, five great grandchildren Tashia Vocolos, Devon Vocolos, John Miller III, Katelyn Street, and Allysin Street, one godchild Connie Brooks, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday February 8, 2007 from the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church 424 Indian Ave. Bridgeton, NJ at 12:00 p.m.. Mrs. Pierce's pastor the Rev. Franklin Stanley will officiate. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hopewell Township Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the , 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township and again Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:00p.m. prior to the services at the church.


Elsie L. Saunders Pierce 1926-2007
5 Feb 2007

Elsie L. Pierce, born in Newport, N.J., was the daughter of the late Hollie and Helen (nee Jackson) Saunders, and the wife of Herbert A. Pierce Sr. She and her husband were long time area residents of the Deerfield area.

Mrs. Pierce formerly worked at Owens Illinois on B Shift , and was also employed at the former Siebel and Stern factory in Bridgeton, and the Deerfield Township School System as a Lunchroom Aide. She was an active member of the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church where she served in the Women¹s Ministry, and the Carmel Fire Company¹s Ladies Auxiliary where she formerly served as President. She also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton , and the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club in Carmel. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all.

Surviving her besides her husband of 62 years are two children Herbert A. Pierce Jr. and his wife Joan of Deerfield Township, and Helen S. Mosley and her husband John I. of Deerfield Township, one brother Hollie Saunders and his wife Lorraine of California, and two sisters Charlotte Carney and Mary Ward both of Upper Deerfield Township, four grandchildren Nina Miller and her husband John Jr., Kelli Street, Meghan L. Mosley, and Herbert A. Pierce III and his fiancé Jeanette Armstrong, 5 great-grandchildren Tashia Vocolos, Devon Vocolos, John Miller III, Katelyn Street, and Allysin Street, one godchild Connie Brooks, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, Feb. 8, from the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church 424 Indian Ave. Bridgeton at noon. Mrs. Pierce¹s pastor the Rev. Franklin Stanley will officiate. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hopewell Township

Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township and again Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services at the church. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 


Emma C. Dean Pierce ~1903-1994

(Written note:  newspaper 11/29/94.  1st husband Leon Gould Sr.,  2nd husband Alexander Pierce.)

1.  Obituary: Emma C. (Dean) Pierce, 9l, of Fairfield Township died early Sunday at her residence.  She had been in failing health for the past month. Born in Bridgeton, Mrs. Pierce was a seamstress most of her life, most recently working for 10 years at the Chatam Dress Co. of Bridgeton. She was the daughter of the late William and Dorcas Dean.

She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe. She was also a member of the Centerton Freewill Baptist Church.

 Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Harmon and Rosella  Brown, both of Fairfield Township; a step-daughter, Carrie  Durham of Carmel; four step-sons, Luther, Melvin, Herbert and Everett Pierce, all of Carmel; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and  one great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by a son, Leon Gould Jr., who died in l983.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue, Carlls Corner, Bridgeton.  Burial will follow at the Gouldtown Memorial Park, Route 49, Bridgeton.  Friends may call Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland County Hospice, P.O. Box 2221, South Vineland, N.J. 08360.

2.  Death Notice:  of RR #7, Box 35, Reeves Road, Fairfield Township, on Sunday, November 27, 1994.   Emma C. (Dean) Pierce, wife of the late Alexander Pierce, and mother of Evelyn Harmon, Rosella Brown, and step-mother of Carrie Durham, Luther, Melvin, Herbert and Everett Pierce, aged 91.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Landis Avenue, Carlls Corner, Bridgeton, on Wednesday, November 30 at 11 a.m. with interment in the family plot at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Route 49, Bridgeton. Friends may call Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Pierce’s memory to the Cumberland County Hospice, P.O. Box 2221, South Vineland, N.J. 08302.



Enos Walter Pierce 1925-1990
Contributed by Lishia Durham Heard

Enos Walter Pierce was born in Media, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1925. Enos was the first child of the late Helen M. and Enos Pierce Jr. Enos was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in December 1945.

On April 24, 1948, he joined in holy matrimony to the late Emelyn W. Harris. From this union two daughters were born, Emelyn Noreen and Pamela Ann. Later he was united in marriage with Marie B. Delbeau. He retired in 1984 as a Postal Investigator after 32 years of loyal service. Enos was confirmed in both the Episcopal and Catholic Church. He enjoyed and spent many hours operating his HAM and CB radios. Enos was active in the American Indian community and served as Executive Vice President for the United American Indians of the Delaware Valley. In addition, Enos was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Organization.’

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife Marie B; Pierce, daughters, Emelyn N. and Pamela Anne; two stepsons, Gary and Joseph Delbeau; two grandsons, Kyle and Leonard; two brothers, Alfred H. Pierce and Edgar Bowles; three sisters, Althea, Roberta and Dorothy; two sons-in-law, Linden and Larry; a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Ernest Pierce Sr. ~1907-1989

1.  Obituary: Ernest Pierce Sr., 82, of RD 3, Box 130, Davis Mill Road, Greenwich died Sunday. He was stricken at home and rushed to the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division where he did not respond to treatment. Born in Greenwich, the son of the late Henry and May Pierce, he was the husband of Mildred Seeney Pierce. He had resided in Greenwich all his life and had lived at his present address for the past 25 years.

Mr. Pierce farmed all his life and was also a carpenter. Upon his retirement he enjoyed his garden and supplied Greenwich residents with fresh vegetables.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ernest Pierce Jr. and Warren Pierce Sr., both of Greenwich; a daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand (Reba) Gould Jr. of Stow Creek; a brother, Charles Pierce of Hopewell Township; a sister, Mrs. Wilbert (Mildred) Pierce of Greenwich; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pierce was predeceased by a sister, Alice Loatman.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. A.C. McKenzie, retired Nazarene pastor, from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road, (Route 49) Salem.  Burial will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park.  Friends may call one hour  prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE -- Of RD 3, Box 130 Davis Mill Road, Bridgeton, N.J., suddenly on Sunday, July 30, 1989, Ernest Pierce Sr., husband of Mildred (nee Seeney) Pierce, father of Mrs. Ferdinand (Reba) Gould Jr., Ernest Pierce Jr. and Warren Pierce Sr., aged 82 years.

Relatives and friends are invited without further notice to attend the funeral services on Tuesday morning, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Rt. 49), Salem. Interment at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday morning one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Ernest F. Pierce Jr. 1934-1991
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Aug 2003

Ernest F. Pierce, Jr., 57, RD 3, Davis Mill Road, Greenwich Township died Wednesday in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division where he was a patient for 10 days after being in failing health the past six months. Born in and a lifetime resident of Greenwich, he was the son of Mildred E. Seeney Pierce of Greenwich and the late Ernest F. Pierce Sr. and the husband of Dorothy E. Tapp Pierce.

Mr. Pierce was a foreman for Don Rogers Inc. of Bridgeton for over 30 years until his health forced his retirement in January. He attended the West Park United Methodist Church. An avid hunter, he was also engaged in farming.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by a son, Russell Pierce of Johnstown, Pa.; three daughters, Elaine Ernst of Woodbine, Janice Hitchner and Catherine Gerace of Millville; a brother Warren Pierce Sr. of Greenwich; a sister Reba Gould of Stow Creek; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family at the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road Route 49, Salem. There will be no public viewing.


Essie Anne Pierce 1935-2003
15 Oct 2003
 
1. Obituary: Essie Anne Pierce of Dover died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. She was 67.

Mrs. Pierce was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Dover, daughter of the late Claude Pritchett Sr. and Nellie Mae Durham Pritchett. She was married to Winfred Pierce.

She worked in the linen department at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. She had previously worked for Fleischer's Bakery and the Capital School District. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, canning and preserving. Her passion was her family; she was generous and loved people. She loved her dog Rusty, and was dedicated to her grandchildren. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, the Alliance Women-Mid Atlantic District in Secretary, Md., and Calvary Assembly of God Church in Dover.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Winfred of Dover; a son and daughter-in-law, Burt and Judy Pierce of Dover; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Paul Newcomb of Cambridge, Md., and Julia Annette and John Marvel of Clayton; a stepdaughter, Carmen Zacharias, and her husband, Gary, of Markesan, Wis.; two brothers, Austin Pritchett of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Claude Pritchett Jr. of Dover; three sisters, Lorraine Miller, Betty Loatman of Dover and Carolee Crum of Pedrickton, N.J.; and seven grandchildren Casey Cannon, Matthew Cannon, Andy Adams and Katie, Kara, David and Josiah Zacharias.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Calvary Assembly of God Church, East Lebanon Road (Del. 10), Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.


2. Obituary:Services for Essie Anne Pierce, 67, of Dover were held Friday, Oct. 17, at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Dover. Mrs. Pierce died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. Mrs. Pierce was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Dover, daughter of the late Claude Sr. and Nellie Mae Durham Pritchett.

Mrs. Pierce worked in the linen department at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. She had previously worked for Fleischer’s Bakery and the Capital School District. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, canning and preserving. Her passion was her family; she was generous and loved people. She loved her dog Rusty, and was dedicated to her grandchildren. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, the Alliance Women-Mid Atlantic District in Secretary, Md., and Calvary Assembly of God Church in Dover.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Winfred of Dover; a son and daughter-in-law, Burt and Judy Pierce of Dover; two daughters and their husbands, Patty and Paul Newcomb of Cambridge, Md., and Julia Annette and John Marvel of Clayton; and a stepdaughter, Carmen Zacharias, and her husband, Gary, of Markesan, Wis. She also is survived by two brothers, Austin Pritchett of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Claude Pritchett Jr. of Dover; three sisters, Lorraine Miller, Betty Loatman of Dover and Carolee Crum of Pedrickton, N.J.; and seven grandchildren Casey Cannon, Matthew Cannon, Andy Adams and Katie, Kara, David and Josiah Zacharias.

Burial was in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.


Evelyn Louise Pierce ~1941-2002

E. Louise Pierce (nee Robinson) 61, of Fairfield Township died late Sunday evening May 12, 2002 at her home where she had been in declining health. The wife of Leslie H. Pierce, she was born in Fairton and was the daughter of the late Albert B. and Evelyn (nee Pierce) Robinson. Mrs. Pierce had been an area resident all her life and had lived at her current address for the last twenty-five years.

For the last thirty years, Mrs. Pierce was employed by the Cumberland County Board of Social Services and had worked as a clerk, typist and supervisor. In addition, she had been the secretary to George Rocap and also Gregory Curliss. Prior to working for social services, she was employed for ten years at Seibel and Stern in Bridgeton.
A 1960 graduate of Bridgeton High School, she grew up attending the Fordville Methodist Church and most recently had visited the Church of God of Prophecy in Bridgeton.
She enjoyed vacationing in Wildwood where she spent two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the summer. In addition, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and taking long rides in the car.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Leslie Scott Pierce, Sr. of Vineland; four grandchildren, Leslie Jr., Victoria, Julia and Isaiah Pierce; one sister, Carol Green of Toms River; two daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon May 15th at 2 o'clock at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton with Bishop Capron of the Church of God Prophecy in Bridgeton officiating. The interment will be made at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hopewell Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon one hour prior to the services. Written condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home website: freitagfuneralhome.com

 

Florence E. Bentley Pierce ~1945-2000
16 Nov 2000

Florence E. Bentley Pierce, 55, of Salem died Friday in Cooper Medical Center, Camden. She was the daughter of Eleanor Bentley and the late William Bentley.

Surviving in addition to her mother are three sons, David Pierce of Bridgeton, Arnold and William Pierce of Salem; four daughters, Eleanor Pierce Richardson, Nanette Pierce and Eunice Pierce, all of Salem and Robin Pierce of Hamilton Township; a sister, Joanne Bentley of Vineland; and her companion, John Fedd.
She was predeceased by a brother, James Powell.

Services are noon Thursday in Soul Saving Center, Johnson Street, Salem, where friends may call after 10 a.m.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem.   Arrangements are by Bagwell Funeral Home, Penns Grove.




Florence Jeannette Pierce 1944-2013
Sept. 26, 2013

Florence Jeannette Pierce, affectionately known as "Flo Pie," was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 69, on September 23, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends. Florence was born on May 11, 1944, in Bridgeton N. J. to the late Ernest and Mattie Pierce.

She was one of 16 children born of this union. "Flo Pie's" legacy lives on through her three children: Valerie Busby of Vineland, Rodney Pierce, and Tonya Brown of Bridgeton, Florence also leaves behind her 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, 11 brothers and sisters, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be 11am Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Glory Tabernacle, 1018 Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton, NJ with a viewing prior from 9am-11am. Interment at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Ministry of comfort entrusted to the MAY FUNERAL HOMES: Camden, Pennsauken, Vineland, Willingboro, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA.



Florence M. Pierce ~1929-2004
25 Oct 2004

Florence M. "Falling Rain" Pierce, 75 of Fairfield Twp. died early Friday morning at her residence. She had been in failing health for the past year. Born in Hopewell Twp. she was the daughter of the late Lewis "White Buffalo" Pierce Sr. and Arbella "Glowing Sun" Gould Pierce. She was the long time companion of Ismael R. Ortiz.

Florence was a long time resident of Fairfield Twp. and a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribe of Bridgeton. Her love of sewing led her to employment in several local factories including MC Schrank Co., Model Blouse, Rennocs, and Santa's Best from which she retired in 1999. She always found enjoyment in spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her companion are two daughter Arlena Ridgway and husband William and Louvica Gould and husband John, both of Fairfield Twp, five sons James Pierce and wife Bernetta of Bridgeton, Percival Peirce and wife Darla of Bridgeton, George Peirce of Fairfield Twp, Nelson Pierce and wife Marlee of Fairfield Twp and William Pierce an wife Robbin of Hopewell Twp, one brother Lewis Pierce Jr. of Upper Deerfield Twp., three sisters Louise Cuff of Cohansey, Anna Mae Wright of Fairfield Twp., and Louvica Mann of Millville. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Janet Pierce in 1986.

Graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of th family in the family plot in Gouldtown Cemetery, Fairfield Twp. At the family's request there will be no public viewing. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp.


Frances E. Pierce ~1922-2004
25 August 2004

1. Obituary:  Frances E. Pierce, aged 82, of Deerfield Twp., on Sunday, August 22, 2004, in the South Jersey Healthcare/Regional Medical Center in Vineland. She had been in failing health for the past 7 months. The wife of the late Luther S. Pierce Sr., who passed away in November of 2000, she was born in Bridgeton on February 24, 1922, the daughter of the late Alverna Cuff. She was raised by the late Howard and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stewart.

Prior to her retirement 10 years ago, she had worked for the former Seible and Stern Sewing Factory in Bridgeton and had driven a school bus for Pierce’s Bus Service. She retired from the Cumberland County CATS program as a communications operator and senior bus radio dispatcher. Frances was a faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fordville, serving as president of the Senior Usher Board. She was a member of Wenonah Temple #165 in Bridgeton, the Nora F. Taylor Council of Southern New Jersey and was a Past State President, Past, Past Granddaughter Ruler of the Grand Temple and Grand District Deputy of the I.B.P.O. Elks of the World. Also Past Matron of the Ionic Chapter #15 O.E.S., P.H.A. of Bridgeton, the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club and Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians. She was an avid reader and also loved to travel.

Survivors include one son, Luther S. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Ivanette of Deerfield Twp.; three grandchildren, Cathy Zehrung and her husband, DAvid of Silverton, Ore., LuAnn Echevarria and her husband, Edwin of Millville and Luther S. Pierce III and his wife, Dawn of Upper Deerfield Twp.; two sisters, Josephine Bevans of Chester Pa. and Ethel Jordan of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; four great grandchildren, Dionisia Echevarria, Antonio Echevarria, Danielle Zehrung and Luther S. Pierce IV; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Pierce; two brothers, Clifford Fouat and LeRoy Johnson; and one sister, Mildred Johnson.

Funeral services will be on Saturday morning, August 28 at 11 a.m. in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Hwy. 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. Burial will be made in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends will be received on Friday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. and on Saturday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

2. Obituary:  Frances E. Pierce, aged 82, of Deerfield Twp., on Sunday, August 22, 2004, in the South Jersey Healthcare/Regional Medical Center in
Vineland. She had been in failing health for the past 7 months. The wife of the late Luther S. Pierce Sr., who passed away in November of 2000, she was born in Bridgeton on February 24, 1922, the daughter of the late Alverna Cuff. She was raised by the late Howard and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stewart.

Prior to her retirement 10 years ago, she had worked for the former Seible and Stern Sewing Factory in Bridgeton and had driven a school bus for Pierce's Bus Service. She retired from the Cumberland County CATS program as a communications operator and senior bus radio dispatcher. Frances was a faithful member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Fordville, serving as president of the Senior Usher Board. She was a member of Wenonah Temple #165 in Bridgeton, the Nora F. Taylor Council of Southern New Jersey and was a Past State President, Past, Past Granddaughter Ruler of the Grand Temple and Grand District Deputy of the I.B.P.O. Elks of the World. Also Past Matron of the Ionic Chapter #15 O.E.S., P.H.A. of Bridgeton, the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club and Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians. She was an avid reader and also loved to travel.

Survivors include one son, Luther S. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Ivanette of Deerfield Twp.; three grandchildren, Cathy Zehrung and her husband, DAvid of Silverton, Ore., LuAnn Echevarria and her husband, Edwin of Millville and Luther S. Pierce III and his wife, Dawn of Upper Deerfield Twp.; two sisters, Josephine Bevans of Chester Pa. and Ethel Jordan of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; four great grandchildren, Dionisia Echevarria, Antonio Echevarria, Danielle Zehrung and Luther S. Pierce IV; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Pierce; two brothers, Clifford Fouat and LeRoy Johnson; and one sister, Mildred Johnson.

Funeral services will be on Saturday morning, August 28 at 11 a.m. in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Hwy. 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. Burial will be made in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends will be received on Friday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. and on Saturday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

 

Frank T. Pierce Jr.

Frank T. Pierce Jr., age 62, of Upper Deerfield Township died Saturday, June 23 at his home following a one year period of declining health. Born in Bridgeton on October 12, 1949, he was the son of Myrtle Coombs Pierce and the late Frank T. Pierce. Bridgetonfor the past ten years. He had also previously worked at the former D & P Auto Parts in Deerfield Township for several years. An avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the former Touch of Class Motorcycle Club and the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey. In addition to his mother, survivors include a son, Frank T. Pierce-Lloyd of Upper Deerfield Township; a daughter, Shawna Predhan; two sisters, Hester "Midge" Ridgeway and Katrinka Hewitt both of Bridgeton; his fiance, Diana Ford of Fairfield Township, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Shane Howard Pierce.

 

Frank William Pierce

Frank William Pierce, 47, of Lynchburg, Va., and formerly of Bridgeton, died Sunday in Lynchburg. Born in Bridgeton, the son of Marian D. Pierce and the late Howard R. Pierce Sr., he was the husband of Jackie Sparrow Pierce. He attended Bridgeton area schools. He attended Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Before moving to Virginia, he worked at the Pennsylvania Glass and Sand Company in Newport. He loved motorcycles and was a CB enthusiast using the handle "Little Boy Blue."

Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are three daughters, Lernell Rhett and Yasmen Oliver, both of Vineland and Ke’Sha Hawkins of Baltimore, Md.; four brothers, Howard Jr. of Vineland, and Olin, Leroy and Anthony, all of Bridgeton; a sister, Helen Hopkins of Wilmington, Del.; his stepmother, Evelyn Pierce of Millville; and two granddaughters.

Local services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. John's United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Bridgeton. Arrangements are by the Carl Hatcher Funeral Home, Lynchburg, Va.

 

Fred E. Pierce Sr. 1948-2014
18 Jun 2014

Fred E. Pierce Sr., aged 65 years of Vineland, passed away suddenly on Wednesday June 11, 2014 in Inspira Health Center, Vineland. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Born in Bridgeton August 28, 1948, he was the son of the late Carlton B. and Dorothy (nee Ridgeway) Pierce, and the husband of Gloria (nee Lucas) Pierce.

Fred had grown up in the Bridgeton area and was a r esident of Vineland for several years. He was formerly employed until his retirement with Austino's Lift Trucks in Vineland as a truck driver. He was an avid motorcyclist and was a member of the Original Mother Chapter of the Wheels of Soul Motorcycle Club. He also was a talented artist and was self-taught in the art of Tattooing. He loved his family and hanging out with his many many friends.

He is survived by his wife Gloria, his sons, Fred E. Pierce Jr. and wife Kelly of Bridgeton, and Robert of Cedarville, a brother, Nash Ridgeway Sr., his step children, Madelyn Rosario of Vineland, Eric Rosario of Texas, Evelyn Rosario of Vineland, and Milagros Rosario, his grandchildren, Fred Pierce III, Kylie Pierce, Brendon Pierce, Jadon Pierce, Joshua Rosario, Brooklyn Ro sario, Emiliano Rodriguez, Adrian Arbelo, Janisse Conrow, Christian Ocasio, and Cindy Ramirez. He was predeceased besides his parents by his brother, Carl "Gabby" Pierce Sr.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Fred's Life on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. Upper Deerfield Twp. Cremation and inurnment will take place in Camden County Crematory, Waterford Township.

 


Garfield J. Pierce Sr. ~1936-2007
4 Jun 2007

Garfield J. Pierce Sr., aged 71, of Fairfield Township, died suddenly at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center on Thursday, May 31, 2007. The husband of Saretta E. Jones Pierce, he was born in Bridgeton, and was the son of the late Wayman A. Pierce Sr. and Agnes B. Pierce. He had been a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township.

Prior to his retirement in 1998, he had been employed with Cumberland Dairies in Bridgeton for 17 years. Before that he had worked for the former Merbeck Mfg. Co. for 91Ž2 years and with the former Shoemaker Dairies for 15 years. Garfield was an active member and elder of the Down Town Bridgeton Congregation, Jehovah¹s Witnesses. He loved traveling with his family, cooking and making model airplanes.

Besides his wife, survivors include: one daughter, Sherry L. Mosley and her husband, Clifton of Lawnside; 5 sons, Garfield J. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Leslie of Millville, C. Jeffrey Pierce and his wife, Yolanda of Vineland, Maurice A. Pierce and his wife, Maria of Bridgeton, Emery L. Pierce and his wife, Lorna of Magnolia and Charles G. Pierce and his wife, Mariluz of Bridgeton; two sisters, Maxine Green of Salem and Dorothy Dunn of Bridgeton; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald Pierce, Wayman Pierce Jr., Littleton Pierce and Richard W. Pierce; and three sisters, Agnes Johnson, Matilda Johnson and Martha Pierce.

A memorial funeral service will be held in the Kingdom Hall Jehovah¹s Witnesses, 691 Irving Ave., Bridgeton, on Saturday afternoon, June 9, at 2 o¹clock. Cremation will take place at Laurel Lawn Crematory, Upper Deerfield Township. A viewing will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Wednesday evening, June 6, between 6 and 9 o¹clock. Written condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home Web site at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

 


Gary E. Pierce ~1951-2007
13 Jun 2007

Gary E. Pierce, 56, of Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at the Venice Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 4, 1950, in Bridgeton, N.J. to Lucy M. (Cuff) and Walter G. Pierce Sr.

Mr. Pierce moved to Florida from Bridgeton, N.J. in 1989 after his retirement as an Advertising Sales Representative for the Bridgeton Evening News for 18 years. Gary was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda (Queripel) Pierce of Englewood, Fla., and four sisters, Carolyn Colburn of Millville, N.J., Dorothy Mosley of Salem, N.J., Christine Bard of Bridgeton, N.J. and Dolores Jordon of Bridgeton, N.J.

Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service will handle arrangements.

 

George Thomas Pearce 1867-1941
Courtesy of John C. Carter

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Geraldine E. Pierce ~1926-1986

1.  Obituary: Geraldine E. Pierce, 60, of RD 2, Box 393 Sheppard’s Mill Road, died unexpectedly early Friday morning after suffering a heart attack at her home. Born in Upper Deerfield Township, the daughter of the late Ferdinand K., Sr. and Clara Carney Gould, she was the wife of Caleb Pierce. A lifetime area resident, she had resided at her present address for 33 years.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Pierce was employed by the Seibel & Stern Co. where she had worked for 40 years. She was a very active member of the St. John United Methodist Church in Fordville where she belonged to the Usher Board and served as Communion Steward. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19.

In addition to her husband. she is survived by two sons, Darren W. Pierce of Fairton and Walter H Pierce, at home; two brothers. Ferdinand K. Gould, Jr. of. Stow Creek and William K. Gould of Greenwich; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph H. Gould in 1984 and Minous H. Gould in 1985.

Services will be held from he Garrison Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce Street on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Nyada Clark, pastor of the St. John United Methodist Church officiating. The interment will be made in Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends will be received .Monday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

  2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE — Of RD 2, Box 393, Sheppard’s Mill Road, Bridgeton, N.J., suddenly, on Friday, March 28, 1986. Geraldine E. (nee Gould) Pierce, wife of Caleb Pierce, mother of Darren W. Pierce and Walter H. Pierce, sister of Ferdinand K. Gould Jr. and William K. Gould, aged 60 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Garrison Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, on Tuesday, April 1, 1986, at 1 p.m. The interment will be made in Gouldtown cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.


Mrs. Gladys Ridgway Pierce ~1911-1970

                    &

Mrs. Angela Gail Carney ~1951-1970

Thursday, March 5, 1970 (Unknown newspaper)

Burns Prove Fatal:  Accident Victim Dies.

A fiery automobile accident Saturday night which immediately took the life of a young woman, claimed its second victim Wednesday night.

Mrs. Gladys Pierce, 59, of Gouldtown-Fairton Road, died in Bridgeton Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday as a result of burns over 60 per cent of her body suffered in the accident.

Mrs. Angela Gail Carney, 19, who resided at Tips Trailer Park, died in the flaming car.

According to police reports, the two women were riding in a car which was struck from behind on Route 49 in Gouldtown, coming to rest on its roof against the Gouldtown Fire Hall, where it burst into flames.  Carl T. McCoy, 27, of West Virginia, the driver of the car which struck the one in which the women were riding, was lodged in the county jail after treatment at Bridgeton Hospital for cuts of the chin and mouth.

McCoy is charged with driving while impaired by alcohol, having no drivers license and taking a car without the owners permission.

Mrs. Pierce was born in Blackbird, Del., the  daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Durham Ridgway,  and was the wife of William H. Pierce who passed away in 1961.  She had been employed at the Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville.

The deceased was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gouldtown Fire Department and a member of the Young Peoples Progressive Club, Gouldtown.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Ephraim Mosley, Jr., of Bridgeton; two grandchildren; three brothers, Felix T. of Bridgeton, Manford N. of RD 7, and Tilghman D. Ridgway of RD 4;  two sisters, Mrs. Elias Pierce of Bridgeton and Mrs. Margaret Durham of RD 7 and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of  the St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, and the pastor, the Rev. Adolphus A. Berry,  will conduct the funeral services Saturday at 8 p.m. from the church.  Interment will be Sunday morning at 9:30 at the Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to the family Saturday from 7 to 8 prior to the service at the church.

 

Glendora I. Cuff Pierce ~1917-2010
"2"> 25 Jan 2010

Glendora I. Pierce, 93, of Bridgeton, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, 2010, in South Jersey Healthcare-Elmer Hospital. Although she had been in declining health for the past six years, her death was unexpected. Born in Fort Mott, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary (nee Pierce) Cuff and the wife of the late Wilden "Woody" Pierce. She had been an area resident for most of her life and had lived previously for 10 years in New York City.

Glendora and her late husband were longtime members of the First Church of the Nazarene, in Bridgeton. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and making homemade quilts.

Surviving her are her two brothers, Nate Cuff, of Oklahoma, Morris Cuff, of New Brunswick, N.J.; three sisters, Hester Ridgway, of Fairfield Township, Emma Seeney and Alta Worley, both of Dover, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband and parents, two brothers, Chester Cuff Sr. and Linwood Cuff; and two sisters, Serena Carter and Lucy Pierce..

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, Jan. 28, 20 10, at noon from the First Church of The Nazarene, 350 West Park Drive, Bridge ton, NJ 08302. Glendora's pastor, Rev. Milton Akey, will officiate. The interment will take place in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.

Friends may call on Thursday from 11 to noon, prior to the service s at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, UpperDeerfield Township. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 


Grace Pierce ~1937-2003
23 Oct  2003

Grace Pierce, age 66, of Vineland, died Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House where she had been a patient for one week. She had been in declining health for the past 18 months. Born in Fairton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Lloyd Harmon, she was the wife of the late Howard Pierce. She had been a Vineland resident for 25 years and prior to that have lived in Fairfield Twp. Mr. Pierce had attended the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Bridgeton.

Surviving are a son, Richard Pierce of Vineland and two sisters, Fannie Wynder and Lillian Quinones, both of Fairfield Twp. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Harmon and two sisters, Hattie Pierce and Hazel Mingin.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Matthew Brown on Monday, October 27 at 11a.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park in Millville where the interment will follow the services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Twp.


Haldner A. "Bud" Pierce ~1933-1999
February 8, 1999

Haldner A. "Bud" Pierce, 66, of Pennsville Township died Monday at home following several months of illness. Born in Atlantic City, son of the late LeRoy P. Sr. and Mary E. Alexander Pierce, he resided in Salem County most of his life and in Lake Wales., Fla., the last two years.

Mr. Pierce was a supervisor in the freon area of DuPont Chambers Works, Deepwater, from which he retired in 1986 with 36 years of service. After retiring, he worked for United Refrigerants Co., Bridgeton, where he helped develop the refrigerant laboratory. He was a charter member of the Salem Jaycees and was a former board member for the Salem County YMCA. In Lake Wales, he was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2391.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Barbara Hopman; a son, Keith A. of Haysville, Kan.; a daughter, Kathleen G. Albert of Manassas, Va.; a brother, LeRoy P. Pierce of Salem; a sister, Maryann Noble of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Dean L., died in 1987.

Services are private. Burial will be in East View Cemetery, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Salem County, 390 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070 or to Broadway United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, West Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079. Arrangements are by Laughrey Funeral Home, Pennsville.



Harold Ernest Pierce Jr. 1922-2007

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Hazel C. Pierce ~1900-1977
3 Jan 1977
Contributed by Paul Johnson 8 May 2003

Hazel C. Pierce, 77, of Gouldtown, died Friday. She was born in Bridgeton, the daughter of the late Dorothy Gould Pierce and Jonathan E. Pierce and the widow of Calvin Pierce, Sr.

She attended Bridgeton public schools. Mrs. Pierce was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church, Gouldtown where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years as well as a member of the following organizations: Senior Choir, Women's Chorus, vice president of Stewardess Board No. 2, Trustee Aid, Alice S. Felts Federated Club, Margaret A. White Missionary Society, Golden Age Club, Past Matron of Ionic Chapter No. 15 Order of Eastern Star and the ladies' auxiliary of Fairfield Vol. Fire Co. No. 2, Gouldtown.

She is survived by: a son, Peter P. Custis and a daughter, Pauline Custis Bard, both of Gouldtown; four stepsons, Calvin Pierce, Jr. of New York, Louis Pierce of Aura, Howard Pierce and Thomas Pierce, both of Bridgeton and a step daughter; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be held at 1pm Tuesday at Trinity A.M.E. Church, Gouldtown. Interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church this evening from 7 to 9 with Eastern Star services at 8:30. Arrangement are by the Lively Funeral Home.


Hazel L. Pierce ~1914-1998

September 30, 1998

Hazel L. Pierce, 84, of Bridgeton died Monday in Cumberland Manor, Hopewell Township, where she had been a resident for the last 18 months. The Salem native was a resident of the Bridgeton area most of her life.

She was a member of Bethany Christian Church, where she served as Mother of the Church and was a member of the Stewardess Board. She was a seamstress who had worked for Seibel and Sterns and retired from M.C. Schranks.

Surviving are a son, Alfred Hoyle of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Bethany Christian Church, Bridgeton, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Arrangements are by Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Bridgeton and Salem. Clearing the record Mary W. Dunn Tyson, 54, of Quinton Township, who died Saturday, also is survived by her stepmother, Edith Dunn of Bridgeton, whose name was incorrectly listed as predeceased in Today's Sunbeam because of information submitted by the funeral home.

Services are noon Thursday at Bagwell Funeral Home, 131 S. Broad St., Penns Grove, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem.

 

Herbert H. Pierce ~1927-2007
15 Oct 2007

Herbert H. "Brown Beaver" Pierce, 80, of Fairfield Township, died peacefully Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2007 at the home of his daughter, Frances Durham, in Greenwich Township. He had been in failing health for the past 6 months. Born in Greenwich, the son of the late Jediah and Mabel (nee Dunn) Pierce, he was the husband of the late Rebecca (nee Dean) Pierce.

Uncle Herb, as he was affectionately called by many, was a union carpenter, formerly employed with Local 121, and had worked for many years on the Artificial Island, in Lower Alloways Creek. He taught blueprint reading and design at the Cumberland County Vo-Tech School for four years, and volunteered at the Cumberland Manor for over 25 years. He was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where he was a former Sunday school teacher, and volunteered at The Bridge, the church thrift store, in Bridgeton. Herb served on the Board of Directors for the Main Street Association, in Bridgeton. He was a former member of the planning board of Fairfield Township, and formerly served as zoning officer. He also was a former member of the Fairfield Township School Board. He was very active in township politics and served on the Fairfield Township Republican party. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, and a proud member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe, where he served currently on Tribal Council. Uncle Herb was proud to be appointed liaison to the Carpenters Committee for the Turtle Associates, a construction company recently formed by the tribe. He also served on the by-law committee for the tribe, and was known for opening every meeting with council with the prayer circle. In his younger years, he was also formerly employed with Woodruff Oil Company. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, and his tribal family at the Indian Center.

Surviving him are his 5 children, Herbert H. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of Mannington; Jesse C. Pierce, of Cedarville; Timothy J. Pierce and his wife, Marjorie, of Fairfield Township; Frances Durham, of Greenwich Township; and Diane E. Gould and her husband, Felton, of Hopewell Township; two brothers, Ralph Pierce and his wife, Doris, and Alvin Russell Pierce, all of Fairfield Township; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased besides his parents and wife, by one son, Todd W. Pierce; and six brothers, Henry Dunn, James Pierce, Morris Pierce, Earl Pierce, Charles Pierce, Francis Pierce; and one sister, Helen Pierce.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from the First Church of the Nazarene, 350 W. Park Drive, Bridgeton, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Milton Akey will officiate. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township, and again on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.


Herbert O. Pierce ~1922-1981

1.  Obituary: Herbert O. Pierce, 59, of New England Towne Cross Roads, RD 4, died Tuesday afternoon at his residence. He had been in failing health for 16 months and seriously ill for the past six months. Born in Bridgeton, the son of Mary Loatman Pierce of Bridgeton and the late Charles M. Pierce, he was the husband of Betty Mosley Pierce. He had lived at his present address for 24 years and had been a lifetime resident of the Bridgeton area.

He was a plumber by trade and for the past 16 years had been employed through Local #322 of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, working for several contractors in this area. He had also formerly operated his own plumbing business for 10 years and prior to that had been employed with Shinn Bros. Plumbing Co.  He was a member of the Cedarville Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Mark M. Pierce of Bridgeton; two daughters, Mary Ellen (Mickey) Pierce of Albuquerque, N.M. and Debra Ann Pierce of Bridgeton; two brothers, Charles M. Pierce Jr. and Samuel R. Pierce, both of Bridgeton; a sister, Janet Rouse of Cherry Hill and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. John Schneider, pastor of the Cedarville Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of the Fortescue Chapel, on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Carlls Corner.  Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville.  Friends may call Saturday between noon and 1 p.m., prior to the services at the funeral home.

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE — Of New England Towne Cross Road, RD 4, Bridgeton, N.J., on Tuesday, July 16, 1981. Herbert O. Pierce, husband of Betty Mosley Pierce, father of Mark M. Pierce, Mary Ellen (Mickey) Pierce and Debra Ann Pierce, aged 59 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, CarlIs Corner, Bridgeton on Saturday afternoon, July 20 at 1 o’clock. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville, Friends may call Saturday between 12 and 1 o’clock, prior to the services at the funeral home.



Howard C. Pierce ~1936-1999

December 20, 1999

Howard C. Pierce, 63, of Millville, died Friday at home. Born in Fairfield Township, son of the late Samuel and Lillian Creamer Pierce, he lived in Millville for 45 years, moving from Bridgeton.

Prior to retirement last year he had been employed for 38 years with Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville. A veteran of the New Jersey National Guard, he was a member of a member of the Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Union Local 219, and was also a member of the Third Ward tavern Group in Millville.

Surviving are two sisters, Clara Marrero and Betty Baird, both of Millville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by seven brothers, Walter, Samuel, Elder, Linwood, Carl, and Herbert, and Ralph Prianciani; and three sisters, Verna Lloyd, Annabelle Lee, and Dorothy Marshall.

The Rev. Franklin Stanley will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Padgett Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Upper Deerfield Township

 


Irving W. Pierce ~1902-1987
4 Jun 1987
Contributed by Paul Johnson 8 May 2003

Irving W. Pierce, 85, of 2 State St. died Wednesday in Bridgeton Hospital. Born in Fairton, the son of the late James and Elizabeth Pierce, he was a lifelong area resident. He was the husband of the late Nelena Winrow Pierce who died in 1986.

Mr. Pierce was a farmer most of his life, retiring in 1968 from Seabrook Farms.

Surviving are five sons, William of Cambria Heights, N.Y., Alvin, Calvin, Robert and Terry, all of Bridgeton; six daughters, Mary D. Auston, Rebecca Dunn, Frances Sander, Elizabeth Pierce, Dorothy Pierce and Katrina Pierce, all of Bridgeton; 50 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by five sons, Mason, Irving Jr., Frederick, Charles and Lewis, and a daughter, Sherdina Pierce.

Services will be held at 11am Saturday from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce Street. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Friends will be received after 10am Saturday at the funeral home.


Isaac Pierce 1890-1981
9/11/1981
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003

Isaac Pete Pierce Sr., 88, of Schaffer Avenue, Cedarville died Friday in Bridgeton Hospital.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Springtown.

He is survived by four sons, Lacewood Berry of Salem, Rexford Pierce of Cedarville, Isaac Jake Pierce of Bridgeton and Harvey Pierce of Asbury Park; two daughters, Margaret Mitchell and Alberta Pierce, both of Neptune; 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Services were held this afternoon from Wesley’s Funeral Home, 17 S. Burlington Ave. with the Rev. Matthew Brown officiating. Interment was made in Springtown Cemetery.

 

Isaac L. Pierce  ~1943-2006
2 Dec 2006.

Isaac L. “Bill” Pierce, 63, of Fairfield Township, died in the South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. He had been in failing health for the past 6 months and a patient at the hospital for 4 days. The husband of Shirley Grooms Pierce, he was born in Rosenhayn and was the son of the late Walter and Gertrude Durham Pierce.

He had lived at his present address for 10 years and prior to that had been a resident of Bridgeton. Prior to his retirement 5 years ago, due to poor health, he had been employed at Bridgeton Agway. Before that he had worked at Red Pack Foods in Cedarville for many years and also at Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed antique bicycles.

Besides his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Linda Boggs, Port Norris and Connie Mace, Pittsgrove and two sons; Isaac Pierce Jr. and Robert Pierce, both of Fairfield Township.

Funeral services will be held in the Padgett Funeral Home, 160 Main St., Cedarville, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, at 11 o¹clock. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 o¹clock.


Israel Pierce 1893-1969
15 Apr 1969
Contributed by Paul Johnson 14 Aug 2003

Israel Pierce, 76, a resident of East Avenue, RD 1, Millville, died late Monday evening at Bridgeton Hospital where he had been a patient one day. Mr. Pierce was born in Fairfield Township, the son of Caleb and Harriet Gould Pierce, and was the husband of Mary Coombs Pierce.

Mr. and Mrs. Pierce had observed their 55th wedding anniversary on March 29.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Lloyd, RD 7; two sons, Theodore and Raymond Pierce, both of RD 1, Millville; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Pierce and Miss Nancy Pierce, both of RD 1, Millville, and a brother, Chester Pierce, RD 1, Millville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday at 10am from St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville. Interment will be at the Fordville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 at the Garrison Funeral Home, 43 Fayette Street.


James H. Pierce ~1920-1983

1. Obituary:   James H. Pierce, 63, of 354 Colfax St. died suddenly Wednesday morning at his home.  He had suffered for a number of years with a heart condition.  Born in Salem, he was the son of Mabel Dunn Pierce of Bridgeton and the late Jediah Pierce and the husband of Dorothy Miller Pierce.  Mr. and Mrs. Pierce would have observed their 44th wedding anniversary this August.

Mr. Pierce had been a carpenter all his life and was employed by the Arthur Ogren Construction Co. of Vineland prior to retiring due to ill health in 1975.  He was a member of Local No. 121 of the Carpenters Union.

In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by four sons, James H. Jr. of Gouldtown, Herbert C. and William S., both of Bridgeton, and LeRoy M. Pierce of Fairton; eight daughters, Helen Taylor and Dorothy Scott, both of Woodbury, Jeanette Denby, Nellie Pierce, Elaine Pierce and Sadie Pierce, all of Bridgeton, Joyce Carter of Vineland and Carol Anne Pierce of Penns Grove; six brothers, Henry .Dunn And Ralph, Russell, Herbert, Charles and Francis Pierce, all of Bridgeton and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Rev.  Nyada Clarke of the Fordville United Methodist Church will conduct the services on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church in Fordville.  Interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park.  Friends may call Saturday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Garrison Funeral Home.

2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE -- of 354 Califax St., Bridgeton, suddenly, on Wednesday, May 18, 1983.   James H. Pierce, husband of Dorothy Miller Pierce and son of  Mabel Dunn Pierce, aged 63 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, May 2l, at 11 a.m. at the Fordville United Methodist Church, Fordville.  Interment Memorial Park.  Friends  may call Saturday morning one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by the Garrison Funeral Home, 43 Faye St., Bridgeton.


Jeanette Pierce ~1934-2000

March 15, 2000

Jeanette "Miss Jean" Pierce, 66, of Bridgeton died Tuesday at home after being in failing health for the past three years. Born in Camden, daughter of the late Arlger and Louise Bundy Carpenter, she moved from Fairfield Township to Bridgeton three years ago.

Prior to retirement in 1995, she owned and operated the Ram's Inn on Route 49, Fairfield, owned by her family since 1958.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra of Rosenhayn, Gail Gould of Quinton Township, and Cheri Caeser of Fairfield; a son, Michael, of Fairfield; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, and her long time companion, Isaac Winrow.

The Rev. Nyada Clarke will officiate at services at noon Thursday in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield.

 

Joann Pierce ~1942-2004
13 March 2004
Thanks to Lorraine Gregg and John Carter

JoAnn M. Pierce, 62, of Vineland died suddenly Saturday, March 6, 2004, during a family trip to Baltimore. She was traveling along with her family on a Seaport Taxi Pontoon boat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor when a powerful gust of wind overturned their boat.

JoAnn was born in Hudson Falls, N.Y. and was a resident of Vineland for the past 34 years. She was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1962. She was employed at South Jersey Healthcare, Newcomb Hospital as director of maternal and children's health and arrival, retiring after 26 years. She was the office manager at the Pediatric Associates in Vineland for the past 2 1/2 years. JoAnn was instrumental in writing a grant to open a Pediatric Clinic in Newcomb Medical Center, during Governor Whitman's Administration, called the Impact Center. This was a joint project between South Jersey Healthcare, Newcomb Hospital and the Vineland Board of Education (the first one in the country). JoAnn enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing, going to plays and shopping and playing cards. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and was known as a motivator. She also had a special gift for children.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas Pierce of Vineland; two daughters, Lisa A. Pierce of Lyndhurst who passed away Monday, and
Kathleen Cejkovsky and husband Stephen of Sewell; two grandchildren, Kayla and Emily Cejkovsky, both of Sewell; two brothers, George Fitzgerald of Queensbury, N.Y. and Michael Fitzgerald of of Hudson Falls; and one sister, Mary Davis of Queensbury.

A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Church, Vineland. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 1019 E. Landis Ave., Vineland and again from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be at a later date at St. Paul's Cemetery, Hudson Falls. Additional services will be held at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main St., Hudson Falls. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's/St. Paul's Church.

Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 1010 E. Landis Ave.,Vineland NJ 08360, the American Cancer Society, 1400 W. Landis Ave., Vineland NJ 08360 or the American Red Cross, 724 E. Plum St, Vineland NJ 08360. Donations may be sent to the South Jersey Healthcare Foundation for the new children's center, 1430 W. Sherman Ave., Vineland NJ 08360. Condolences may be sent to www.dlfuneral.com.


John B. Pierce ~1911-2003
13 Dec 2003
 
John B. Pierce, 92, of the Monroeville sect. of Upper Pittsgrove Twp. Died early Friday morning in the S.J.H. Newcomb Div after a brief illness. Mr. Pierce was born in Salem County and was a lifelong Monroeville resident. He was the son of the late Albertis & Lizzy Pierce and the husband of the late Laura E. (Carter) Pierce who died in 2001.

Before retiring in the late 1970's Mr. Pierce was employed as a Union Carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #121, Vld. Mr. Pierce enjoyed gardening and especially growing flowers.

He is survived by two daughters: Kathleen Pierce, Vld. and Doris & her husband Donald Beckett, Fla. Six grandchildren & nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Katherine Craft in 1999.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11 AM in the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland where relatives & friends will be received from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will be in the Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro, NJ. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Monroeville Vol. Fire Co., Monroeville, NJ. To e-mail condolences please visit the Web site www.pancoastfuneralhome.com.

Jonathan E. Pierce died 1936
Contributed by Paul Johnson 8 May 2003

Jonathan E. Pierce – In Hopewell Township on Oct. 15, 1936, Jonathan E. Pierce, husband of the late Dorothy Pierce.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, 1936, from the residence of his son, Jonathan K. Pierce, Bridgeton-Shiloh Pike. Service at 2 o’clock from Fordsville M.E. Church. Interment Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday evening 7 to 9 pm.


Josephine C. Pierce ~1915-2005                                                                     

Josephine C. Pierce (nee Goff), 80, of Bridgeton died Tuesday morning April 26, 2005 while surrounded by her family at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia after a short illness. Mrs. Pierce was the wife of the late Donald B. Pierce Sr., who died in 1974, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Emily Gould Goff. She was born in Bridgeton and was a lifelong Bridgeton resident. A former resident of Reeves Road, she was a resident of Oakview Heights senior complex for over twenty years.

She attended Bridgeton High School and was employed several years ago as a mail carrier at the Bridgeton Post Office. Before retiring, Mrs. Pierce worked at DeSantis Dress Company in Vineland. An active member of the Centerton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over fifty years, she loved spending as much time as possible with her family.

Survivors include four children, Barbara J. Johnson and her husband Charles of Carney’s Point, Donald B. Pierce Jr. and his wife Jacqui of Salem, Kenneth W. Pierce Sr. and his wife Grace of Hopewell Township and Deborah I. Harvey and her husband W. Wallace of Wilmington, Del., 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Miller and Laura Dean and a brother, William Goff Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation and viewing at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Friday evening April 29, 2005 beginning at 6 o’clock. The interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family at Gouldtown Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Relatives and friends are also invited to attend memorial services at the Centerton Congregation-Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Husted Station Road in Upper Deerfield Township on Saturday afternoon April 30, 2005 at noon. Written condolences and tributes may be expressed to the family using the funeral home website, freitagfuneralhome.com.

   
 

 

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