Obituaries and Funeral Announcements

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

PIERCE (PEARCE), K-Z

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Kenneth G. Pierce ~1947-1994
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg.

1. Obituary: Kenneth G. Pierce, 47, of 409 Aster Road, Millville, died suddenly Friday morning at home. Although he had been in failing health for the past 10 years, his death was unexpected. Born in Cedarville, Mr. Pierce was the son of the late Walter E. Pierce. Sr. And Gertrude (Durham) Pierce. He bad lived at his current address for 20 years and prior to that had resided in Centre Grove. He had been employed by Wheaton Glass Co. in Millville for the past 26 years. He was a member of the P.O.W.-M.I.A. Motorcycle Club, A.B.A.T.E. motorcycle club, G.B.B.A. Union Local 219, and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter, and fisherman.

Surviving are three brothers, Walter E. Pierce Jr. of Cedarville, Isaac L. Pierce Sr. of Cedarville and Frank S. Durham of Malaga and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, at 11 a.m. from the Padgett Funeral Home 100 N. Main St., Cedarville, with the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of the Fortescue Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville. Friends may call Monday evening between 7:30 and 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be David Ridgway, Sr., David Ridgway, Jr., Paul Ridgway, Donald Ridgway, William Ridgway, Timothy L. Franz, Michael Colaneri and Gail Barr.

2. Death Notice: PIERCE -- of 409 Aster Road, Millville, N.J., on Friday, Feb. 18 1994. Kenneth G. Pierce, brother of Walter E. Pierce Jr., Isaac Pierce and Frank Durham, aged 46 years. Due notice of the funeral services will be given upon the completion of the arrangements by the Padgett Funeral Home.


Kevin C. Pierce  1971-2012 

Kevin C. Pierce, 40, a resident of Fairfield Twp., passed away suddenly early Saturday morning in Cooper Medical Center, Camden Apr. 21, 2012.  Born October 7, 1971 in Bridgeton, he was the son of Calvin L. "Butch" and Eloise "Susie" (nee Webster) Pierce, and the long time companion of April Carper. 

Kevin was a life long resident of the Fairfield Twp. area and loved baseball. He played in the Fairfield Little League, Bridgeton Babe Ruth League, and a recreational softball league. He enjoyed playing games on his game lounge and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved his family, and especially loved spending time with his children. He was well liked, loved, and will be missed by many. 

Surviving him are his parents Calvin and Eloise Pierce, his five children Kevin, Aladrienne, Donnie, Devon, and Dallas, his long time companion, April, his sister Barbara, his maternal grandmother Ida, one nephew Kenneth, his grandchild Derianna, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and various relatives. 

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Elmer, and paternal grandparents Irving and Nelena.Visitation will be Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township;  funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 followed by interment in Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery. 

 

Lattie E. Morris Pierce ~1915-2000
5 Jan 2000

Lattie E. Pierce, 85, of Alloway Township died Thursday in South Jersey Hospital-Elmer. Born in Candler, N.C., daughter of the late Russell and Hattie Warren Morris, she was the wife of the late Hannibal P. Pierce and a resident of Alloway for 62 years, moving from Bridgeton. She had been employed by the Enka Rayon Corp. in Enka, N.C., and at Seabrook Farms. She enjoyed sewing.

Surviving are four sons, Marvin P. of Middleburg, Fla., James A. of Swedesboro, Walter H. of Elmer, and Lewis C. of Penton; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Gregg of Elmer; two sisters, Ella J. Warren of Candler, and Matilda Trantham, Canton, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, John; two sisters, Dulie Thomas and Eva Ball; and a brother, James Morris.

Services are at noon today at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Friesburg Lutheran Cemetery, Friesburg.

Laura Ennis Carter Pierce 1911-2001
Contributed by John C. Carter 4 Jun 2001

It is with regret that I announce the passing of my great-aunt, Laura Ennis Carter Pierce. She passed away early this morning at the hospital in Vineland, NJ at age 90.

Laura was the daughter of Hopewell Umphrey Carter and Sarah "Sallie" Catherine Ridgeway Carter.

She and her surviving husband, Johnie B. Pierce, had the unusual aspect of having the exact same birthday--day, month and year, both having been born on 18 May 1911.

Other than a younger sister Elizabeth Rebecca Carter who died as an infant, Laura was the youngest of nine children, and the last surviving sibling. Her brothers and sisters included William "Willie" James Carter, Mary Jane Carter Mosley Beckett Muntz, John Wesley "Fess" Carter, Alice Waters Carter Games, Agnes Letitia Carter Newlin, Hopewell "Pal" Carter, and Katherine Carter Cuff.

Besides her husband Johnie, Laura is survived by two daughters, Catherine "Cassie" Emma Pierce Pierce and Doris Elaine Pierce Beckett, two sons-in-law, and several grandchildren.

 

Lela Mae Lawing Pierce  1925-2013 

Lela Mae Lawing Pierce, 87, of Vineland and formerly of Bridgeton died peacefully at home on Monday evening March 18, 2013.  The widow of Linwood Pierce, who died in 1965, she was born in Erwin, Tennessee on April 13, 1925. She was the daughter of the late William Andrew Lawing and the late Parlee (nee Alfred) Lawing. For the past 25 years, she lived in Vineland and prior to that was a resident of East Avenue in Bridgeton. 

Mrs. Pierce worked for several years at the Owens Illinois Glass Company in Bridgeton in the selecting department. Until retiring in 1984, she also worked part-time at the Taco Bell in Vineland.  A member of the Millville Church of the Nazarene, she enjoyed gardening and collecting porcelain birds.  She was affectionately known as Mom Mom and Memo to her grandchildren. 

Survivors include her four daughters, Wanda K. Coffee, Karen Vichosky, Patricia French and Melissa Gail Pierce, one son, Darryl L. Pierce, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Lela was predeceased by a son, Linwood R. “Butch” Pierce in 2007, a daughter Jacqueline Beth Pierce, a granddaughter, Cynthia Moss, three sisters and two brothers. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon March 22nd at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton where friends will be received from 1 until 2.  The interment will take place at Laurel Lawn Cemetery in Upper Deerfield Township.  Memorial contributions are requested to the Millville Church of the Nazarene, 2201 E. Main Street, Millville, NJ 08332.

 


Leo J. Pierce Jr
. ~1939-2000

Leo J. Pierce Jr. of Millsboro died due to complications from an accident Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 61. Mr. Pierce was the son of the late Leo J. Pierce Sr. and Dorothea Pierce Furgoson.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Mr. Pierce had been a barber and truck driver for many years.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Floriolli and Mary Ann Tagon; and two brothers, Alfred Pierce and Francis Pierce, who died as a baby.

He is survived by a son, Leo J. Pierce III of New Castle; three brothers, Andrew of Millsboro, Robert of Alaska and Arthur Pierce of Lewes; two sisters, Dorothea Macholl of Hamden, Conn. and Ruth Degel of Newark; a granddaughter; and 19 nieces and nephews. Service will be private. Burial will be at 11 a.m. in the Catholic Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.


Leon Pierce 1921-2004
22 Jun 2004

Leon Pierce of Smyrna died Thursday, June 17, 2004, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. He was 83. Mr. Pierce was born June 1, 1921, in Wilmington, son of the late Alonzo Edward Pierce and Oletia Graper Pierce.

He attended Townsend-Middletown Schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre from 1942 to 1945. He worked the rest of his life as a farm laborer. Mr. Pierce loved sports especially boxing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters. He is survived by a brother, Edward.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna. Burial will be 11 a.m. in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover.

 

Leon John "Lee Lee” Pierce, Jr. 1949-1997

1. Newspaper obituary: Leon "Lee Lee” Pierce, Jr., 48, of Fairfield Township, died Wednesday in South Jersey Hospital--Bridgeton. Born in Bridgeton, son of Catherine Coward Pierce and the late Leon J. Pierce, Sr., he was a lifetime Fairfield Township resident.

Prior to his becoming disabled in 1970 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident, he had been employed at Wheaton Glass Co.; Millville, and before that he worked at the former W. W. Currington Car Wash, Bridgeton. He was an avid antique and street rod enthusiast. He was a member of the Garden State 50’s Automobile Club, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians and was an avid Citizens Band Radio operator who went by the name “Reb.”

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters Cathleen G. Johnson of Millville and Marcia L. of Fairfield Township; two brothers, Marvin R. of Fairfield Township and Jeffery S. of Millville; paternal grandmother, Bessie Pierce of Bridgeton; and his companion, Arlene Jefferies of Fairfield Township.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Carll’s Corner, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park.

2. Funeral Program obituary: Leon John Pierce, Jr. of Millville, N.J. departed this life on November 19, 1997 in the South Jersey Hospital, Bridgeton. He was born in Bridgeton to Catherine and the late Leon John Pierce, Sr. on May 15, 1949. He was 48 years old.

Leon attended the Fairfield Twp, Schools. He was an avid lover of antique cars and street rods. He belonged to Garden State Fifty's Auto Club and was a member of Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians. Before his auto accident, he was employed at Currington Car Wash and Wheaton Glass,

He leaves to mourn him his Mother, Catherine Coward Pierce, two sisters Cathleen G. Johnson of Millville, Marcia L. Pierce of Fairton, and two brothers, Marvin R. Pierce and Jeffrey S. Pierce of Millville. His companion Arlene Jeffery, two sisters-in-law Barbara and Alice, one brother-in-law Robert, four nephews, Robert Jr., Marvin Jr., Marlon, and Jeffrey Jr., three nieces, Christine, Charleen, and Cherilyn, three great nieces and nephews, three aunts, his grandmother Bessie Pierce and a host of friends and relatives. He is also predeceased by a brother Ervland Thomas Pierce.

 

Lewis V. Pierce ~1924-2004
28 Jul 2004

Lewis V. Pierce, 80, of Glassboro, N.J., passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2004, at home. He was born in Salem, N.J. and has been a resident of Elk Township since 1964.

Mr. Pierce was employed as a carpenter with James Julian Co. of New Castle, Del. until his retirement. During World War II, Mr. Pierce served in the Army. Mr. Pierce is a longtime member of the Aura Volunteer Fire Co. in Elk Township, member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club of Bridgeton, N.J., and the Wings of Shasta Camping Club. He was also a former member of the Glassboro Police Reserves and the Glassboro Ambulance Association. He enjoyed the outdoors as well as fishing and camping.

Surviving Mr. Pierce are his children, Bruce of Va.; W. Curtis and his wife, Jeanette of Lockney, W.V., Lewis and his wife, Ruthann of Williamstown, Carla Prunty and her husband, Steve of Westville, and Mary E. Mosely and her husband, Nelson of Bridgeton; a brother, Blake of Bridgeton; and a sister, Sarah Webster of Fairton; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Lew was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Naomi Pierce.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial gathering on Friday, July 30, 2004 at 7 p.m. in the MATHIS FUNERAL HOME, 43 N. Delsea Drive, Glassboro, N.J. Friends may visit with the family after 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Aura Vol. Fire Co., 909 Aura Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028.

 

Lillian “Mitzi” Ridgeway Pierce ~1933-1993
19 Nov
1993
Contributed by Paul Johnson 14 Aug 2003

1.  Obituary: Lillian “Mitzi” R. Pierce, 60, of Bridgeton died Thursday in the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division following a lengthy illness. Born in Alloway, she lived most of her life in the Bridgeton area. She was the daughter of the late Harrison Fred and Mary Elizabeth Mosley Ridgeway.

In her early years she was employed by Prudential Insurance Company. She was an active member of the St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, where she was a conference member in the capacity of lay speaker, founder and director of God’s Gems, member and secretary of the administrative board, Sunday school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Hopewell Township District Board of Elections. She was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob “Jake” E. Pierce; a son, Jacob “Jay” E. Jr. of Rosenhayn; four daughters, Elsie E. Dunn of Penns Grove, Dorothy F., Lillian J. and Hope R. Pierce, all of Bridgeton; three brothers, Henry and H. Jerry Ridgeway of Bridgeton and Norman of Fairton; three sisters, Christine Miller of Bridgeton, Elizabeth Carney of Fairfield Township and G. Pauline Gould of Fairton; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Carl Fred, Fred Harrison and Paul Roland Ridgeway, and two sisters, Dorothy B. Pierce and Thelma L. Loatman.

Services will be held noon Tuesday in the St. John Methodist Church, Fordville, with Pastor Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Fordville Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9pm at the church and one hour prior to the services Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.

2.  Obituary: Lillian “Mitzi” R. Pierce, 60, of Bridgeton died Thursday in the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, following a lengthy illness.   Born in Alloway, she lived most of her life in the Bridgeton area.  She was the daughter of the late Harrison Fred and Mary Elizabeth Mosley Ridgeway.  In her early years she was employed by Prudential Insurance Company.

She was an active member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville, where she was a conference member in the capacity of lay speaker,  founder and director of God’s Gems, member and secretary of the administration board, Sunday school teacher, and a member  of the United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Hopewell Township District Board of Elections.  She was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians.  She is survived by her husband, Jacob “Jake” E. Pierce; a son, Jacob “Jay” E. Jr. of Rosenhayn; four daughters, Elsie E. Dunn of Penns Grove, Dorothy F., Lillian J. and Hope R. Pierce, all of Bridgeton; three brothers, Henry and H. Jerry Ridgeway of Bridgeton and Norman of Fairton; three sisters, Christine Miller of Bridgeton, Elizabeth Carney of Fairfield Township and G. Pauline Gould of Fairton; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was. predeceased by three brothers, Carl Fred, Fred Harrison and Paul Roland Ridgeway, and two sisters, Dorothy B. Pierce and Thelma L. Loatman.

Services will be held noon Tuesday in the St. John Methodist Church, Fordville, with  Pastor Richard Wilson officiating.   Interment will be in Fordville Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the services Tuesday.  Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.

3.  Death Notice: Of Bridgeton, NJ. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1993.  Lillian (Mitzi) R. Pierce, wife of Jacob E. Pierce, Sr., mother of Elsie E. Dunn, Dorothy R. Pierce, Jacob E., Jr., Lillian J. and Hope Pierce, sister of Henry H., Jerry and Norman Ridgeway, Christine Miller, Elizabeth Carney and G. Pauline Gould, aged 60 years.

Services will be held Tuesday at 12 noon in the St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Bridgeton. Interment in Fordville Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements by Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.



Lillie'Jean Sunrise Pierce  2012-2012 

Home: Hopewell Township, NJ
Date of Death: November 25, 2012
Place of Birth: Vineland, NJ
Birthdate: August 15, 2012
Funeral Service: Friday, November 30, 2012 2:30 PM Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township, NJ
Visitation: Friday, November 30, 2012 at Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township, NJ
Interment: Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

Lillie'Jean is survived by her parents, Darren and Rhoda Pierce, three big brothers, Malachi, Darren, Jr. and Elliott; a big sister, Savannah; her grandparents, David and Diana Travaline, Barbara Pierce, Gordon Bard, and Alvin Pierce, Jr.; her great grandparents, Mike and Rhoda Travaline and Pat Hickman; her godparents, Martin and Ruth Ann Turner, several aunts and uncles, many cousins and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Kayla Travaline, her great-grandfather, Frank Hickman; grandparents, Margaret and Alvin Pierce, William Shaffer, Gilbert, Sr., Pauline Bard and John Wilmore.

In the short time Lillie'Jean was with us she touched the hearts of everyone. The family asks all flowers and cards be sent to 35 Valentine Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Services will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway # 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. on Friday, Nov. 30th at 2:30 PM. Friends will be received from 2 to 2:30 PM prior to the services. "Baby Jean" will be laid to rest at Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Upper Deerfield Twp.



Linwood Pierce 1923-1965
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003
17 Mar 1965

Linwood Pierce, 41, of 183 East Avenue, died at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Tuesday afternoon following open heart surgery. He had been in declining health since May 1962 when he suffered his first heart attack, and a hospital patient several times. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of Samuel and Lillian Creamer Pierce of Millville.

The husband of Lela Lawing Pierce, he was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He was employed at Spoltore Cleaners for 13 years as a presser and later as a route driver. After suffering a heart attack he worked in a limited capacity and his last place of employment was as a presser at Norge Village at the Bridgeton Shopping Center.

Mr. Pierce was active in the Bridgeton Little League, having managed the Husted’s team in the Farm League for two seasons and later the Exchange Club team where he produced two champions. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and of the Crusader Sunday – school Class.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are five children: Linwood Robert, Wanda, Karen, Patricia, Melissa, all at home; seven brothers: Walter, Cedarville, Samuel, Jr., Howard, of Millville, Elder, Carl, Ralph and Herbert, all of Bridgeton, and five sisters: Mrs. Verna Lloyd, Bridgeton, Mrs. Annabella Bruce, Greenwich, Mrs. Dorothy Marshall, Bridgeton, Mrs. Betty Baird, Bellefonte, Pa., and Mrs. Clara Marrero, Carmel. Also surviving are a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Freitag Funeral Home, with the Rev. A.C. McKenzle, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, in charge. He will be assisted by the Rev. Thomas B. Naglee, pastor of the Woodruff Methodist Church. Burial will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening after 7 o’clock at the Freitag Home.

 

Linwood R. Pierce  ~1947-2007
12/28/2007 

Linwood R. Butch Pierce, 60, of Vineland, and formerly of Bridgeton, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2007, at his home.   He was born in Bridgeton, and was the son of Lela M. (nee Lawing) Pierce, of Vineland, and the late Linwood Pierce, who died in 1965.

Linwood attended Bridgeton High School with the Class of 1966, and entered the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne. He later served a tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and trained with both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Units. He then spent time in the National Guard before leaving the military for civilian life after 191?2 years of service.   After retiring he worked several local jobs and, most recently, was an airplane mechanic at both Downstown Aero Crop, in Buena, and with Diorio¹s Air Service, at Buck¹s Airport, in Woodruff.   He loved to fly model airplanes and also belonged to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Wanda Coffee and her husband, Bill, of Bridgeton, Karen Vichosky, of Cedarville, Patricia French and her husband, Jack, of Tuckahoe, and Melissa “Lisa” Pierce, of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Darryl Pierce and his wife, Christine, of Apex, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Jacqueline Pierce, in 1964.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside funeral service with military honors at Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Old Deerfield Pike and Cornwell Drive, in Upper Deerfield Township, on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m.   The burial will follow the services.  Written condolences and tributes may be expressed to the Pierce family using the funeral home Web site, freitagfuneralhome.com.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home, of Bridgeton.

 

Lisa Pierce ~1970-2004
13 March 2004
Thanks to Lorraine Gregg and John Carter

Lisa A. Pierce, 34, of Lyndhurst died Monday evening, March 8, 2004, in Harbor Hospital, Baltimore after last weekend's water taxi tragedy. Born in Aberdeen, Md., Lisa was a resident of Vineland for 18 years.

She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, class of 1986 and Sienna College, Loundon, N.Y., 1990. She was employed by Russell Sage and Stoney Brook University. In the last eight years, at the NJIT, she was assistant director of leadership development and wellness programs. She was a motivational and leadership speaker at many different schools and businesses. She also was director of the College Bowl Program at many colleges. Lisa enjoyed going to New York City to the plays and seeing live bands, playing cards and vacationing with her family.

She is survived by her father, Thomas Pierce of Vineland; one sister, Kathleen Cejkovsky and husband Stephen of Sewell; two nieces, Kayla and Emily Cejkovsky, both of Sewell; and her companion, Karl Schrib of Lyndhurst. She was predeceased by her mother, JoAnn Pierce on Saturday.

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, N.Y. 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 in St. Mary's/St. Paul's Church. Contributions may be made to Lisa A. Pierce Center for Student Leadership @ NJIT c/o Lisa A. Pierce Leadership Center Fund, University Advancement, University Heights, Newark NJ 07102-1982. Condolences may be sent to www.dlfuneral.com.

 

Lovely C. "Gigi" Pierce 1957-2001
20 July 2001

Lovely C. Pierce (Gigi) was born on July 28, 1957 to Stella Saunders and Arnold W. Pierce, Jr. in Salem, New Jersey. On Wednesday, July 18, 2001, the Lord received Lovely into His Kingdom. She departed this life at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware at the age of 43.

Lovely graduated from Salem High School in 1975 and later received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). She was employed as a Master Family Service Specialist for the State of Delaware for 15 years. Lovely was a faithful member of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church where she enjoyed working with the tape and book ministry. Lovely enjoyed board games and she was an avid shopper.

She leaves to celebrate her life: one son, Lewis D. Pierce of New Castle, Delaware; one daughter, April M. Pierce of Newark, Delaware; her mother, Stella Saunders of Salem, New Jersey; her father, Arnold W. Pierce, Jr. of Wilmington, Delaware; two sisters, Lisa P. Lewis of New Castle, Delaware and Treena Saunders-Henry of Salem, New Jersey; one daughter-in-law, Serge-Marie Pierce of New Castle, Delaware; one brother-in-law, Jerome L. Lewis of New Castle, Delaware; one grandson, Michael G. Nicholls of New Castle, Delaware; her grandmother, Rosetta Pierce of Tampa, Florida and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held Monday, July 23, 2001 at First Assembly of God Church, 430 Woodstown Road, Salem, New Jersey where friends may call after 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown, New Jersey.

 

Lucy Pierce 1914-1990

In Memory Of Lucy Pierce, Born March 31, 1914. Passed Away July 24, 1990, Aged 76 Years.

Services Friday, July 27, 1990. Bridgeton Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements By Russell C. Sheppard.

 

Luther S. and Frances (Cuff) Pierce Wed 60 Years

Luther S. and Frances (Cuff) Pierce celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Feb. 6. The couple was married Feb. 6., 1938 in the parsonage of the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Fairfield Township by the Rev. J.B. Bell.

Mr. Pierce is retired from the Local Laborer’s No. 222 in Camden, while Mrs. Pierce is retired from the Cumberland Area Transit System, where she worked as a communications operator. They have a son, Luther Pierce Jr., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Luther S. Pierce Sr. ~1919-2000
Cumberland County Reminder 13 Dec 2000, p. 5, Smoke Signals column:

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Center sends their condolences to the family of the late Luther S. Pierce Sr.  Pierce, 81, died Nov 28 at his home in Deerfield Township.  He had been in failing health for three months.  Mr. Pierce was born in Deerfield Township and was the son of the late Alexancer and Pauline (Pearl) Pierce.  He was a mason by trade and prior to his retirement 17 years ago, he had been employed with Union Local No. 22 of Atlantic City for many years.  He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Fordville.

He is survived by his wife, Frances (Cuff) Pierce; one son, Luther S. Pierce Jr. of Deerfield Township; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pauline Pierce, a brother, Rolston Pierce, and two sisters, Dora Pierce and Carrie Durham.

The Rev. Roy Bundy conducted the funeral services at Padgett Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 2, and burial was at Fordville Cemetery, Fairfield Township.
 
 

 Lydia Pierce

Lydia Pierce, a native of Haddonfield, died suddenly Sunday morning  at Bridgeton Hospital at the age or 76.  Mrs. Pierce, a member of St. Augustine  A.M.E. Church, was .the daughter of the late Minnie and Samuel Coward.

She is survived by five daughters, Minnie .Munson, Bridgeton,  Sadie Johnson, Vaux Hall,  Louise Bard, Bridgeton,  Ola Young, Newark, and Janice Frazier, Bridgeton; four brothers William, Edward and John Coward and David Greenage; 35 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services will  be held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from St. Augustine Church at Henry and South Pine Streets.  The Rev.  J. C. Mosselle will officiate. Interment will be in Gouldtown  Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday evening at the Lively Funeral Home, 85 South Pine Street, from 7 to 9 o’clock.

 

Mabel Pierce ~1900-1990

Mabel Pierce, of 238 Irving Ave, Bridgeton, N.J., on Saturday, July 6, 1990, wife of the late Jebiah Pierce, mother of Henry, Ralph, Herbie, Charlie, Francis and Russell Sr., aged 90 years.

Relatives and friends are invited attend the funeral services, First Church of Nazarene, Park Drive, Bridgeton, on Saturday, Jan. 13; Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Wesley's Funeral Home, Bridgeton.

 

Marcella P. Pike Pearce ~1920-2001
11 Sep 2001

Marcella P. Pearce (nee Pike) 81, of Vineland, died Sunday morning in the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden after a brief illness. Mrs. Pearce was born in Minotola, raised in Millville and was a 42 yr. Vineland City resident. She was a Millville High School graduate. She was the daughter of the late Wilson & Bertha Kandle. She was pre-deceased by two sisters Muriel Buckley in 1993 & Naomi Pike in 1994.

Mrs. Pearce was retired from the Ace Glass Co. in Vineland where she was employed for over 50 yrs. She had served in numerous capacities over the years including Asst. to Sales Manager, Office Manager & Executive Asst. Mrs. Pearce was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Vineland with over 40 yrs. of faithful Sunday service. She was a past president of the United Methodist Women's Group and also coordinated the schedule for the Sunday morning greeters. She was a lifelong New York Yankees fan.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years: Roscol L. Pearce; one nephew: Wilson & his wife Debbie Buckley, Ocean City; two great nephews: John & James Buckley; one great niece: Carolyn Buckley.

Funeral services will be conducted by her pastors, The Rev. Nicolas & Georgina Pando-Connolly on Wednesday at 10:30 AM in The First United Methodist Church of Vineland, 7th & Landis Ave., Vineland where friends will be received after 9:30 AM. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Elmer, under the direction of the Pancoast Funeral Home, Vineland. For those who wish, Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Vineland, NJ 08360.

 

Margaret L. Pierce  ~1942-2001
7 Mar 2001

Margaret L. Pierce, 59, of Greenwich, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday. Born in Greenwich, daughter of the late Elmer C. and Harriet Gould Saunders, she was a Greenwich resident most of her life.

She was a homemaker and loved dancing and sewing.

Surviving are two sons, Alvin J. Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Warren A. of Alberta, Canada; four sisters, Mary Hughes of Dover, Del., Deleatha Mosley of Bridgeton, Pauline Cole of Bridgeton and Joyce Chambers of Philadelphia; two brothers, Herman Saunders and Edward Saunders, both of Cedarville; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin ''Bucky'' Pierce, in August 1999; two brothers, Stanley R. Saunders and Elmer C. Saunders; and a sister, Ida G. Hogans.

Funeral services and burial were private at the convenience of the family. Cremation took place in Laurel Lawn Crematory, Upper Deerfield Township.  Arrangements were under the direction of Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township.

 

Margaret Olivia Pierce ~1911-2003
Dec 17, 2003

Margaret Olivia Pierce, 92, of Leesburg died Saturday in the Cooper Medical Center, Camden. Mrs. Pierce was born in Millville and resided in Leesburg for over 60 years. She was the widow of Harold Pierce, who predeceased her in 1972.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the 1st Assembly of God Millville, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Women's Ministry.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Richard Pierce; a daughter, Joan Thompson; a sister, Annabelle Archer; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Thursday at 11am in the EDWARDS & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, with Pastor Garret Kenyon officiating. Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 10 a.m

 

Marguerite Wynder Pierce 1915-2005

Marguerite (Wynder) Pierce went home to meet the Lord on February 9, 2005.

Marguerite was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on May 21, 1915. She was one of eight children born to the late George B. Wynder and Anna E. (Pierce) Wynder. She graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1934 and was married to Ernest J. Pierce Sr. in 1938 who predeceased her in 1980. They resided in Fairfield Township.

Mrs. Pierce was a mother of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church where she served faithfully and was an ordained Deaconess and Steward. She was also a member of other various auxiliaries. Mrs. Pierce worked for the State of New Jersey and retired in 1981 after twenty-three years of service. She held the title of Adult Services Center Supervisor upon retirement.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest J. Pierce, Sr.; two sons, Arthur B. Pierce and Ernest J. Pierce, Jr. She is survived by her children; Gloria J. Brown of Randolph, Ma., Beverly A. Morse of Dorchester, Ma., Bonnie A. Gilbert and Cathy L. Steward of Bridgeton; a loving brother, Raymond Wynder of Woodbine, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Vine St., Bridgeton. Interment will be held in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends may call after 1 p.m. at the church.Services entrusted to Edwards And Son Funeral Home, Inc., Bridgeton and Salem.

 

Martha Tkach Pearce
26 Feb 2000

Mrs. Martha Pearce (nee Tkach), 91, of Pittsgrove died Friday morning at home. She was born in Russia and was a Pittsgrove resident since 1940. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church of Vineland. Mrs. Pearce is survived by a brother, Andrew Tkach of Pittsgrove; three sisters, Katherine Chrzanowski of Norma, Mary Romanick Makow of Millville, and Dora Dragotta of Pittsgrove; and several nieces and nephews. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday in Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Road, Vineland. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home after 9. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.

 

Mary E. Butler Pierce ~1934-2012
12 Oct 2012

Mary E. Butler Pierce, 78, of Commercial Twp. came into her final rest on Wednesday Oct. 3, at the Cumberland Manor Nursing Home in Hopewell Twp.  

Mary worked in two career fields, both as a professional marine upholsterer and a bus driver for Sheppard Bus Co. in Fairton.  

She is survived by her husband Charleston E. Pierce, two daughters, Clara Pierce (Terry Sr.) and Bobbi J. Williams, one son, Frank B. Mevis, grandchildren, Joey Pierce Sr. (Linda), Latanya Mack (Illya), Terry Pierce Jr., Nakia Pierce (Linda), Jennifer Bundy and Jeffrey Mevis and a host of great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons.  

A Memorial Service will take place privately and at the convenience of the family. Cremation and inurnment took place at Laurel Lawn Crematory in Upper Deerfield Twp. Written condolences and tributes may be offered to the family via the funeral home website, freitagfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St. in Bridgeton.

 

Mary L. Loatman Pierce ~1896-1997
(Written note:  11-17-97)

Mary L. Pierce, 101, of Cherry Hill and formerly of Bridgeton, died Saturday in the Mt. Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident for the past eight months.  She had been in failing health for the past 11 months.

Born in Wood Land Beach, Del., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Durham Loatman.  Before moving to Cherry Hill six years ago, she had lived in Bridgeton most of her life.  Before retiring she had been employed in the cafeteria department of the former Owens — Illinois Glass Co. in Bridgeton and had previously worked for the former Martin Dye and Finishing Co. in Bridgeton.

She was the oldest member of the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown, Fairfield Township.  She was a founding member of the Young Peoples Progressive Club in Gouldtown.  She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are a son, Charles M. of Fairfield Township; a daughter, Janet P. Rouse of Cherry Hill; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by two sons, Herbert O. and Samuel F.; and a daughter, Jean.  Services will be held at noon Thursday in the Trinity United  Methodist Church, Route 49, Gouldtown, where friends may call after 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park.  Arrangements are by the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton.  

 

Mary N. Mosley Pierce ~1928-1998

1. Mary N. Pierce, 70, of Glassboro, N.J., died Saturday at home. Mrs. Pierce was born in Pennsville Township and lived in Pitman for several years before she moved to Glassboro 35 years ago.

She was a homemaker and certified nurse's assistant who did private-duty nursing. She also worked for the Visiting Nurses Association of Gloucester County for more than 20 years. Mrs. Pierce enjoyed flower gardening, reading, camping and spending time with her family. She belonged to the Colonial Riders Camping Club in Carmel for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Glassboro for 45 years.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis V.; three sons, Bruce W. of Saxe, Va., Warren C. of Lockney, W.Va. and Lewis B. of Williamstown; two daughters, Carla A. Prunty of Westville and Mary E. Mosley of Bridgeton; four brothers, David Mosley and Charles Mosley, both of Bridgeton, Forrest Mosley of Smyrna, Del., and Raymond Mosley of Newfield; two sisters, Velma Loatman of Greenwich Township and Charlotte Coward of Fairton; and 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3060 Glassboro-Cross Keys Road, Glassboro. Burial will be private. Contributions may be sent to Kingdom Hall, Glassboro, NJ 08028; or to the Aura Volunteer Fire Department, R.D. No. 1, Box 316A, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Arrangements are by the Mathis Funeral Home in Glassboro. Services will be noon Monday at the Edwards and Son Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, where visitors will be received after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park.

2. Mary N. Pierce of Glassboro, N.J., died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in her home. She was 70. Mrs. Pierce was born in Fort Mott, Salem County, and lived in Pitman for several years before moving to Glassboro, 35 years ago.

She was a housewife and homemaker. She was also a certified nurse's assistant who did private-duty nursing. She also worked for the Visiting Nurses Association of Gloucester County for over 20 years. Mrs. Pierce enjoyed her flower gardens, reading, camping and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Glassboro for 45 years. She was also a member of the Colonial Riders Camping Club in Carmel for over 40 years.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lewis V.; three sons, Bruce W. of Saxe, Va., Warren C. of Lockney, W.Va., and Lewis B. of Williamstown; two daughters, Carla A. Prunty of Westville and Mary E. Mosley of Bridgeton; four brothers, David Mosley and Charles Mosley of Bridgeton, Forrest Mosley of Smyrna, Del., and Raymond Mosley of Newfield; two sisters, Velma Loatman of Greenwich and Charlotte Coward of Fairton; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3060 Glassboro-Cross Keys Road, Glassboro. Burial will be private. The family suggests contributions be made to the Kingdom Hall, 3060 Glassboro-Cross Keys Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028, or to the Aura Volunteer Fire Department, R.D. 1, Box 316 A, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Arrangements by the Mathis Funeral Home of Glassboro.

 

Mary Ridgway Pierce 1929-1999
June 15, 2000 Contributed by Linda Harmon (linda@jnlk.com)

In Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Mary Ridgway Pierce Sunrise 9/29/29 Sunset 6/15/99. In Spirit we are never far apart Because you are always in my heart. Sadly Missed by Sister Christina and all who loved her.

 

Mary V. Pierce

Mary V. Pierce, 71, of Glassboro, formerly of Cedarville, died Tuesday at Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Glassboro chapter.

She is survived by five sons, George Johnson of Bridgeton, Stanley Johnson, Leon Johnson, Herbert Johnson and Homer Pierce; five daughters, Marie Simmons, Sadie White, Ethel Davis, Doris Winchester, Julia Turner; three sisters, Ida Bryant, Rhodie Fussell and Annie Fussell; 39 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. The family formerly resided in Bridgeton.

Services will be held at St. Paul Baptist Church, Union Street, Clayton, Friday. Burial will be Saturday in Cedar Green Cemetery, Clayton.

 


Mattie Pearl Pierce 1915-2008

Mattie Pearl Brooks Pierce, 93, was called home peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2008 while at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Sandersville, Georgia on September 5, 1915 to the late Ananais & Clara Curry Brooks.

At the age of five, her family relocated to Seabrook, NJ where she attended Seabrook and Bridgeton Public Schools. She met and married her Prince Charming, the late Ernest Charles Pierce on June 2, 1934 and from this blessed union, 16 children were born. Mattie was affectionately known as the "family cook" and was never satisfied unless she had an entire house full. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at Union Baptist Temple, where she attended with her family under the leadership of Reverend Snead. She later joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Alloway, NJ and faithfully served with her beloved brother Luther Brooks under the leadership of Pastor E. Johnson, There she held various positions including; community usher, church mother, choir member, cook, bereavement coordinator and her greatest enjoyment came from planning trips to Dutch Country and Three Little Bakers, After many years, she returned to her home church Union Baptist Temple, under the leadership of Pastor Albert L. Morgan, where she joined the Golden Mother's Club, later becoming club secretary. Mattie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to all. She leaves to cherish her memory, 5 sons: Ernest M. (Loretta), Charles E., Harold F. (Davida), and Anthony L. (Janette) Pierce all of Bridgeton and Wayman L. (Gwen) Pierce of Florida, 9 daughters: Florence J., Joyce (Paul) Pierce, Florine Jones, Carolyn (Courtney) Waiters, Ernestine Rios, Carlos (David) Morrissey, Virginia (Lawrence) Brown all of Bridgeton, Violetta (Bobby) Rhea of Ohio, Wiihelmina Bryant of Piscataway, a very special cousin she often referred to as the sister that she never had, Viola Johnson, and her 2 eldest nieces Lillian Farmer and Sarah Reeves. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her children as well as her 64 grandchildren. 134 greatgrandchildren, 57 great-great grandchildren. 5 great-great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mattie was predeceased by 3 children: Anna Agnes Martin, Mary Louise and Edwin Carl Pierce, 2 grandchildren. Terry Mason and Ernest Paul Pierce, and 3 brothers: Edward, Luther, and Floyd Brooks.

Services will be held Thursday at 1:pm at the Union Baptist Temple 60 Pine St. at MLK Way Bridgeton, with Pastor Albert L. Morgan, officiating. Interment Gouldtown Memorial Park Fairfield Twsp. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 11am-1pm. Written Condolences and Tributes may be sent to the family via the funeral home web site: www.edwardsandsonfuneralhome.com Professional Services entrusted to Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Bridgeton and Salem



Maurice Pierce 1918-1970
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003
2 Sep 1970

Maurice H. Pierce, 52, of 217 South Pine Street, died suddenly on Sunday. Born in Canton, Salem County, he was the son of the late Anthony and Edna Pierce.

Mr. Pierce had been a Bridgeton resident over 20 years. Prior to living in Bridgeton he had made his home in Greenwich where he attended school. The deceased had worked on the oyster boat owned by Robins & Brothers, Port Norris, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Thomas Pierce; a sister, Mrs. Verna Pierce, Cedarville; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Alfred S. Parker, pastor of St. Augustine A.M.E. Zion Church, from the Slater Funeral Home Thursday at 8pm. Interment will be in Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home between 7 and 8pm Thursday.

 

Mearldean Pierce ~1936-2011
October 3, 2011

Mearldean Pierce, age 75, of Fairfield Township died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center.   The wife of the late Charles S. Pierce, she was born in Glensville, Ga., on May 31, 1936 to the late Isaac West and Maggie Holloway West. She had been a resident of Fairfield Township for many years and also had lived in Cedarville and Springtown.

Before her retirement, she had been employed with the Sheppard Bus Service in Fairton and the P.J. Ritter Co. and Hunt Foods Co. in Bridgeton. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield Township.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Brantley of Fairfield Township and Tammie Brown of Upper Deerfield Township; two sons, Timmy Pierce of Vineland and Charles Pierce of Winslow Township; a sister, Betty Watford of Bridgeton, 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 737 Buckshutem Road, Fairfield Township on Thursday, Oct. 6, at noon. Burial will take place at Gouldtown Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Friends will be received at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.

 

Mildred E. Seeney Pierce ~1911-1992

1.  Obituary: Mildred E. Pierce, 81, of RD 3, Davis Mill Road, Greenwich, died Wednesday afternoon at her home after being in failing health three months. Born in Dover, Del., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sally (Durham) Seeney and the wife of Ernest Pierce who died in 1989. A resident of Greenwich all her adult life, she resided at her present address 28 years.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bridgeton and was active within the church including the Dorcas Class.

She is survived by a son, Warren Pierce Sr. of Greenwich; a daughter, Reba Gould Jr. of Stow Creek Township; two sisters, Ruth Durham of California and Renne Lacy of Camden; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Earnest Pierce Jr. in 1991, three brothers, Oley, Roland and Steve Seeney.

Services will be noon Sunday at the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Route 49), Salem.  Interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Bridgeton.  Friends will be received Sunday morning prior to the services at the funeral home.

2.  Death Notice: Of RD 3, Box 130 Davis Mill Road, Bridgeton New Jersey, suddenly on Wednesday,  January 29, 1992.  Mildred E. (nee Seeney) Pierce, wife of the late Ernest Pierce Sr., mother of Warren Pierce, Sr. and Reba Gould,  aged 81 years.

Relatives and friends are invited without further notice to attend the funeral services on Sunday at 12:00 noon from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Rd (Rt. 49), Salem. Interment on Monday morning 10:30 a.m. at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday morning prior to the service.

 

Mildred K. Ridgway Pierce ~1929-1985

1.  Obituary: Mildred K. Pierce, 56, of Fairton-Gouldtown Road, RD 7, died Friday afternoon at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, where she had been a patient for one day.  She had been in failing health for the past year and seriously ill for two months.

Mrs. Pierce was born in Cedarville, the daughter of the late Vincent R. and Anna Durham Ridgway. The wife of Max Pierce Jr., she had lived at her present address for 30 years and had been a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township.  She and her husband had been married 34 years. She was a graduate of Bridgeton High School Class of 1947.  Prior to her retirement nine years ago, she had been employed with the DeSantis Dress Co. for 17 years.  She was a member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club and the South Jersey Pony Club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Max Pierce 3rd of Fairton; six brothers, Robert Ridgway of Bridgeton, William Ridgway of Cedarville, Paul Ridgway, David Ridgway, Donald Ridgway and Lester Ridgway, all of Fairton; three sisters, Shirley A. Cuff of Salem, Sarah Ridgway of Fairton and Mary Ridgway of Bridgeton; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of the Fortescue Chapel, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Carlls Corner.  Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park.  Friends may call Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 2 prior to the services at the funeral home.

2.  Death Notice:  Mildred Ridgway Pierce of Fairton-Gouldtown Road, RD 7, Bridgeton, N.J. on Friday, April 5, 1985, wife of Max Pierce Jr., mother of Max Pierce III, aged 56 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Carlls Corner, Bridgeton, on Tuesday afternoon, April 9 at 2 o’clock.  Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Gouldtown.  Friends may call Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 2 o’clock prior to the services at the funeral home.  

 

Minnie Ridgway Pierce ~1906-1996
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg. She notes, “d. Jan 15, 1996.”

Minnie R. Pierce, 90, of Hopewell Township died Tuesday in the Cumberland County Medical Center, Hopewell Township. Born in Cheswold, Del., she was an area resident for most of her life.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Durham Ridgway and widow of Elias A. Pierce who died in 1985. She was a homemaker. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where before her illness she was class leader, a member of the Usher Board and very active in other parts of the church. She was a former member of the Bethany Christian Church and the Household of Ruth.

She is survived by two stepsons, Whilden Pierce of Millville and Ellisworth of Bridgeton; two stepdaughters, Harriett Pierce of Bridgeton and Cammie Pierce of Millville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Reba Lloyd; a son, Elias Pierce; nine brothers, Lewis, John, Fred, Vincent, Felix, Jerry, McKinley, Manford and Tilghman; and three sisters, Beulah Sammons, Margaret Durham and Gladys Pierce.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, with Pastor Matthew Brown officiating. Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 am. Friday.



Myrtle E. Coombs Pierce 1930-2013
25 Oct 2013

Myrtle E. Coombs Pierce, 82, of Rosenhayn, Deerfield Township, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her home under the care of hospice. Born in Fairton on December 1, 1930 to the late Jacob Coombs and Hester Pierce Coombs Coker, she was the wife of the late Frank Thomas Pierce. She had been a resident of Bridgeton for many years before moving to her current home in Rosenhayn.

Prior to her retirement, Myrtle had worked at Bridgeton Hospital in the Laundry Dept. for 36 years. She had also been previously employed by the Hunts Foods Co. in Bridgeton. She was a member of Glory Tabernacle Church in Bridgeton. A member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians, she was known by her tribal name "Starflower".

She is survived by two daughters, Hester Ridgeway of Bridgeton and Katrinka Hewitt of Bridgeton; two brothers, Benjamin Pierce of Millville and Jacob Pierce of Bridgeton; her granddaughter and caregiver, Louann Dilks of Rosenhayn; a special friend, Diana Ford of Bridgeton and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Frank T. Pierce, II; a brother, Robert Pierce; a son-in-law, William A. Ridgeway; a grandson, Shane Pierce and a great-grandson, Frank Willis, III.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Glory Tabernacle Church, 1018 Buckshutem Rd., Fairfield Twp., on Tuesday October 29th at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Gouldtown Memorial Park in Fairfield Twp. Friends will be received at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM prior to the services. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com



Nancy Rebecca Mosley Pierce 1920-1999

1. Nancy Rebecca ''Speaks Softly'' Pierce of Dover, a member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Oak Orchard, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. Mrs. Pierce was born May 5, 1920, in Milford, the daughter of the late Frazier and Elsie Mosley, then of Frederica.

She lived in Philadelphia during World War II, where she worked in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a machinist's helper. When World War II was over, she met and married William G. Pierce, then of Bridgeton, N.J., where they lived for a short time. Then, moving back to Philadelphia, she worked for the Strawbridge and Clothier stores at 8th and Market streets and at Plymouth Meeting Mall.

Mrs. Pierce joined church at an early age and, as she moved from place to place, she was a member of several churches: John Wesley AME, Frederica; Gouldtown Trinity AME, Gouldtown, N.J; Reeves Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Philadelphia, Pa.; Oxford Presbyterian Church in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia; and Jenkintown United Methodist Church, Jenkintown, Pa. Upon moving back to Delaware in 1989, she joined Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, and sang in its choir.

She is survived by her husband, William G. Pierce of Dover; a daughter, Sharon Rapseik of New York; a sister, Pauline Wharton of Albany, Ore.; and many other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Union U.M. Church, Cheswold, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Home, Dover.

2. A funeral service for Nancy Rebecca "Speaks Softly" Pierce, 78, of Oak Orchard, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 at the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold, where friends may call at noon. Mrs. Pierce died on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 in Milford Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Oak Orchard. She was born in 1920 in Milford, daughter of the late Frazier and Elsie Mosley of Frederica. Mrs. Pierce joined church at an early age and as she moved from place to place, she was a member of several churches: John Wesley AME of Frederica; the Gouldtown Trinity AME of Gouldtown, N.J.; Reeves Memorial Presbyterian Church of West Philadelphia; Oxford Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy area, Philadelphia; and the Jenkintown UM Church of Jenkintown, Pa. Upon moving back to Delaware in 1989, she became a member of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church of Cheswold, where she sang in the choir.

When Mrs. Pierce lived in Philadelphia during WW II, she worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a machinist helper. When the war was over, she met and married William G. Pierce of Bridgeton, N.J., where they lived for a short time. Then, moving back to Philadelphia, she worked for the Strawbridge & Clothier store at 8th and Market and at Plymouth Meeting Mall.

She is survived by her husband, William G. Pierce of Dover; a daughter, Sharon Rapseik of New York City; and a sister, Pauline Wharton of Albany, Oregon; and many relatives and friends. Arrangements are by Torbert Funeral Home in Dover. Burial will be at the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold.  

 

Nathaniel M. Pierce ~1929-1994

1.  Obituary: Nathaniel M. Pierce, 65 of Sheppard’s Mill Road, Hopewell Township, died Tuesday in South Jersey Hospital System, Millville Division where he was a patient for five days.   He had been in failing health for the past four months. Born in Bridgeton,. he was the son of the late N. Major Pierce and Elnora Pierce.  The husband  of Anna Sammons Pierce, he lived at his present address for 32 years. Prior to that he lived in Greenwich.

He was a presser by trade and prior to his retirement several months ago he had been employed with Choice Cleaners in Vineland for two years. He was formerly employed with Price Cleaners in  Bridgeton for 20 years. He inns a member of the Hopewell Church of God where he was a church trustee arid was a Sunday School Teacher for the Adult Class.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Nathaniel M. of  Hopewell Township and Dennis A. of  Upper Deerfield, two sisters, Emmaline Gould of Stow Creek and Reba  Vega of Vineland; and his mother-in-law, L. Frances Sammons of Hopewell Township. He was predeceased by a brother, Freaman Pierce.

Funeral  services will be held 10 a.m. Friday from the Padgett Funeral Home, Route 77, Bridgeton, with the Rev. Gary Bickford officiating.  Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Hopewell Township.  Friends  may call Thursday evening between 7 and 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

2.  In Memorium: Nathaniel M. Pierce, Sr.  who passed away April 26, 1994.  Sadly missed by wife Anna, children Nathaniel M., Jr., and wife Matilda Pierce, Dennis and wife Ruth Pierce, Frances Sammons, mother-in-law.

3.  Death Notice:  of 303 Sheppard’s Mill Road, Hopewell Township, N.J., on Tuesday, April 26, 1994. Nathaniel M. Pierce, husband of Anna Sammons Pierce, father of Nathaniel M. Pierce, Jr. and Dennis A. Pierce, aged 65 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday morning, April 29, at 10:00 o’clock. Interment in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends may call Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 o’clock at the funeral home.

 

Oleta Pierce 1926 -2009
4 Jan 2010

Oleta Pierce 83, of Pittsgrove Township, and formerly of Upper Deerfield Township, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Rainbow Nursing Center. She had bee n in failing health for the past two years. Born in Upper Deerfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Armstead T. and Carrie V. (nee Cuff) Pierce. She had been an area resident all of her life.

Oleta was formerly employed as a seamstress, first with M.C. Schrank Co. and later with Val Mode Lingerie, in Bridgeton, for several years until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Vineland, NJ. She enjoyed sewing, canning fruits and vegetables, cooking, and baking. She loved walking in and visiting old cemeteries. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and sister.

Oleta is survived by her son, Kermit C. Pierce Jr. and his wife, Andrea, of Upper Deerfield Township; two sisters, Eleanor Ceaser and Anna Braxton, both of Upper Deerfield Township; three grandchildren, Edward T. Pierce Jr., Ruth Oleta Pierce Hess, and Rosemary Pierce Webster; four great-grandchildren, Marshall Dylan Webster, Reginald Kermit Webster, John Russell Hess Jr., and Chloe Jane Hess. She was predeceased besides her parents, by her son, Edward Thomas Pierce; two sisters, Pauline Valentine, and Mary Coward; and two brothers, Oscar Pierce and Henry Pierce Sr.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 20 10, at 11:30 a.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Coner, Upper Deerfield Township. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. The family asks for those that desire, donations be made in memory of Oleta to 600 South White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08306. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Orwig Maxwell Pierce Jr.  1926-2009

Born in Fairton, New Jersey on Jan. 7, 1926
Departed on Dec. 30, 2009 and resided in Fairton, NJ.
Visitation:        Monday, Jan. 4, 2010
Service:            Monday, Jan. 4, 2010
Cemetery:        Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery

Orwig M. "Maxie" Pierce, Jr., 83 of Fairton, passed away on Wednesday December 3 0, 2009 in South Jersey Regional Medical Center, .Vineland. He was taken ill on Tuesday at home, and his death was sudden and unexpected. Born in Fairton, he was the son of the late Orwig M. and Eliza (nee Dean) Pierce and the husband of the late Mildred "Kay" (nee Ridgway) Pierce who passed away in 1984. He was a lifelong resident.

Max had been employed for 20 years with the Chrysler Corporation in Delaware, until his retirement in 1988. Prior to working for Chrysler he had worked at the Ford Motor Plant in Pennsylvania, and had also worked for Jim Smith Auto Sales in Bridgeton. Max had a passion for harness racing and was well known through out the New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland pony ra cing areas as a driver and breeder of trotters. He was a member of the former So uth Jersey Pony Trotters Association. He also held a passion in his younger years for rabbit hunting and raising beagles, he enjoyed gard ening, and going out to breakfast at Dino's in Cedarville with the boys. Max was a U.S. Army Veteran, a former member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club, and a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. He wi ll always be remembered for the toothpick in his mouth and the smile that went with it. He will be missed by many.

Surviving him, is his companion Maryann Davis of Fairton, his sister Edith P. Ridgway and her husband Francis of Fairfield Twp, his daughter-in-law, Linda Pierce, two grandchildren, Orwig M. Pierce IIII, and Maxine A. Morris, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his only son Orwig M. Pierce III, and a sister Sarah E. Durham, and an infant brother, William Pierce.

 

Orwig 'Max' Pierce III ~1952-1998

Orwig ''Max'' Pierce III of Fairfield Township, N.J., died suddenly Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in the emergency room of South Jersey Hospital System-Millville Division. He was 46. Mr. Pierce was born in Fairfield Township, the son of Orwig ''Max'' Pierce Jr. of Fairfield Township and the late Mildred Ridgway Pierce.

He was employed in the shipping department at Durand Glass Co. in Millville for the past 10 years. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Back Neck Gunning Club and the Nanticoke Lenape Indians, and assisted with the Fairfield Township Little League.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Linda Morris Pierce; one daughter, Maxine Coleman of Fairfield Township; one son, Orwig ''Max'' Pierce IV of Fairfield Township; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Bridgeton, where the Rev. Francis E. Champion will officiate. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.

 

Patricia Ann Pierce ~1941-2002
6 Dec 2002

Patricia Ann Pierce, of Salem, N.J., died Saturday evening in the Memorial Hospital of Salem Co.   She was 61. Mrs. Pierce was born in Salem, she resided here most of her life after moving here from Mullica Hill. She was the daughter of James Braxton and the late Gertrude Watson Braxton.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church of Brotmanville. Nicolas Nusing Home formerly employed her. She attended Fairfield Day Care.

In addition to her father she leaves to cherish her memory her children, Edith Mae Pierce, Charles E. Braxton, Carlis, Elmer W. and Joseph B. Pierce all of Salem, a step-daughter Jean Garrett of Penns Grove, 3 brothers Charles Watson, Albert Braxton of Newark, and Joseph Braxton of Mullica Hill, 3 sisters Gloria Braxton of Mullica Hill, Carolyn Downing of Millville, and Rose Burt of Landisville, 2 grandchildren she parented Rita N. Williams and Patricia A. Pierce, 10 other grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A son James R. predeceased her.

Services will be held Friday at 2pm in the Union Temple Willow and So. Pine Sts., Bridgeton, with Pastor Albert Morgan, officiating. Interment will be in the Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Friday from 12pm-2pm. Arrangements EDWARDS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bridgeton and Salem, N.J..

 

Patricia Marie Pierce ~1942-2001
4 Nov. 2001

Patricia Marie Pierce, 59, of Fairfield Township, died Thursday unexpectedly.

Born in Bridgeton, the daughter of Whilden Carlton and Roseline Estella Pierce, she was the wife of Daniel Burt Pierce. She had been a Fairfield Township resident most of her life.

Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and a devoted grandmother, mother and wife. She was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribe of Cumberland County.

Besides her husband and parents, survivors include one daughter, Annette Pierce, Fairfield Township and one son, Daniel Wilburt Pierce, Millville; one brother, Whilden Carlton Pierce, Jr., Millville; one sister, Arlene Jefferys, Millville; two grandchildren, Daniel Wilburt Pierce, Jr. and Rebekah Louise Pierce and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Woodson Moore will conduct funeral services at the Fairton Christian Center in Fairton on Monday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call Monday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, 160 Main Street, Cedarville.


Pauline Pierce ~1952-2006
1 Feb 2006

Pauline Pierce of New Castle, Del. Formerly of Bridgeton, N.J. on January 30, 2006. She was 54. She was the daughter of Paul Isaac and Lilly Jones. Pauline was a graduate of Bridgeton High School. She was an employed at Discover Card Service for 16 years and she was also employed by the Salem County Vo-Tech School District for 7 years. She survived by her loving husband Rudolph H. Pierce, two sons, Kyle Anderson and Glenn Ryan Pierce. Viewing will be held on Saturday Feb. 4, 2006 1- 2 p.m.

Memorial services will follow 2:15-3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Landers Ln. New Castle, Del. Interment private. Arr. by Bagwell Funeral Home, Penns Grove, N.J.

 

Percival Pierce Jr. ~1927-2004
29 Jan 2004

Percival "Bucky" Pierce Jr., age 77, of Bridgeton, died unexpectedly Monday morning, January 26, 2004 at South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton after being stricken at his home. A lifetime Bridgeton resident, he was the son of the late Percival and Rosella Pierce.

Prior to his retirement, he had been employed with the security department at Harrah's Casino Hotel in Atlantic City for over 19 years. He had also previously worked at Green Giant Foods in Vineland and the Martin Dye and Finishing Company in Bridgeton several years. Mr. Pierce was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #40 F&AM.

Surviving are two daughters, Arlena M. Ridgway of Fairton and Jacqueline B. Dickerson of Richmond, Va.; three sons, James A. Pierce, Percival L. Pierce and Rodney A. Bailey, all of Bridgeton; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Janet L. Pierce; a brother, Morgan Pierce; a sister, Arlena Pierce; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Hwy. 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. on Saturday, January 31, at noon. Burial will be made at the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery in Hopewell Twp. Friends may call on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

 

Preston Hosea Pierce 1903-1988
28 Mar 1988
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Preston Hosea Pierce, 85, of Bridgeton-Millville Pike died late Friday evening in Bridgeton Hospital. A lifelong Bridgeton resident, he was the son of the late Anthony G. and Louie R. Cuff Pierce and was the husband of Gladys Showell Pierce.

Mr. Pierce was a charter and life member of Gouldtown Fire Company. In the late 1930s, he finished out his father’s term on the Fairfield Township Board of Education. He also was a member and trustee of the Young People’s Progressive Club and was very active in his community.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Maynard P. Pierce of Bridgeton, Anthony G. Pierce of Stow Creek and Nathaniel Gould of Sykesville, Md.; three daughters, Elaine Morris of Bridgeton, Alvetta Bailey of Willingboro and Delores Ferebee of Irvington; a brother, William G. Pierce of Philadelphia; a sister, Syretha Carter of Bridgeton; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bernice Webster.

Services will be held at 1pm Tuesday from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St., with the Rev. Alvin Stokes, pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends will be received after noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Priscilla Jane Pierce ~1921-2002
31 July 2002   Note: Lorraine Gregg says: Pricilla's mother Elizabeth was a sister to my ex f-in-l Carl Chappie Pierce Sr., Pricilla sister of Hanah who m my mother's brother John Carney.

Priscilla Jane Pierce, 81, of Fairfield Township, died Tuesday morning in South Jersey Hospital System-Bridgeton Division, where she had been a patient for 3 weeks. She had been in failing health for the past 3 years. The wife of the late Oscar E. Pierce, she was born in Alloway Township and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Pierce Ceaser. She had lived at her present address for 50 years and prior to that had resided in Upper Deerfield Township.

She was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown, the Margaret A. White Missionary Society of the church and was a former member of Gouldtown Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Pierce was an avid flower gardener and loved cooking.

Survivors include: one son, Oscar W. Pierce, Upper Deerfield Township; two daughters, Carrie E. Morris and Marie Ann Rodgers, both of Fairfield Township; four brothers, Russell Ceaser and Edward Ceaser of Mannington Township, Harlan Ceaser, Quinton Township and William Ceaser, Upper Deerfield Township; four grandchildren, Wayne Pierce, Andrea McCoy, Kisha Mosley and Vernon Lee and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, George Ceaser, Joseph Ceaser, Jr., Martin Ceaser and Elmer Ceaser; two sisters, Juanita Johnson and Hanna Carney and a granddaughter, Suzanne C. Morris Mosley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, Aug. 3, at 11:00 O'clock in Trinity, A.M.E. Church, Route 49, Gouldtown. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends will be received Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 O'clock, prior to the services at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township.

 

Priscilla Jane Pierce 1930-2003
14 Nov 2003
 
Priscilla Jane Pierce, aged 73, of Hopewell Township, died Thursday morning, Nov. 13, 2003, in South Jersey HealthCare-Bridgeton. She had been in failing health for the past 6 months. Mrs. Pierce was born in Fairton and was the daughter of the late Wilson and Eleanor Pierce Durham. She had been a Hopewell Township resident for 50 years.

She was a homemaker and was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Fairfield Township.

Survivors include: her husband, Ellsworth Pierce; one son, Ellsworth J. Pierce, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; one granddaughter, Jandalyn Skompski and husband Todd, Bridgeton; four sisters, Barbara Miller, Gwendolyn Durham and Rebecca Durham, all of Fairfield Township and Gail Hunter, Clayton; four brothers, Robert Durham and Frank Durham, both of Fairfield Township and Rodger Durham and Carlton Durham, both of Vineland and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Durham, Jr. and a sister, Audrey Durham.

The pastor, Rev, Roy Bundy, will conduct funeral services in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Saturday morning, Nov. 15, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends will be received Saturday morning one hour prior to the services at the church.

 

Rachel Pierce ~1917-2006
1 May 2006.

Rachel Pierce of Bridgeton, died Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Cumberland Manor in Hopewell Township after a brief illness. She was 89. Born in Carmel, she was the daughter of the late Caleb and Christine Jones Pierce. She had been a Bridgeton resident for 25 years and prior to that has lived in Vineland.

Before her retirement Ms. Pierce had been employed at the former Theber Clothing Company and Major Clothing Company in Bridgeton.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Jeanette Oliver of Bridgeton and a great-niece, Christine Shelton of Cedarville. She was predeceased by three brothers, Furman, Henry and Caleb Pierce, Jr. and two sisters, Bertha Banks and June Morris.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Fordville Memorial Park in Fairfield Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com


Ralph Pierce 1899-1965
3/18/1965
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003

Ralph M. Pierce, 65, died Wednesday at the Elmer Community Hospital where he had been a patient one day; he had been in declining health four years and seriously ill eight weeks. Mr. Pierce was born in Bridgeton, the son of the late Calvin B. and Elizabeth Pierce, and was the husband of Rose Jennings Pierce.

He had been employed by the Goldberg Store for over 40 years, leaving there about nine years ago to take employment with the H&H Appliance Co. in Glassboro as an appliance service man. A lifelong resident of Bridgeton until eight years ago when he moved to Elmer. Mr. Pierce last resided at 412 South Main Street.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hess and Miss Edith Pierce, both of Bridgeton, and one brother, Calvin K. Pierce, of Camden.

The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Carll-Padgett Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce Street, conducted by the Rev. Cyrus W. Kreamer, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday evening from 7 until 8 o’clock.

 

Rebecca Pierce ~1925-2004

Rebecca "Miss Becky" Pierce, 79, of Fairfield Twp., died Tuesday evening April 27, 2004 at South Jersey HealthCare-Bridgeton. She had been in declining health for the past three months. The wife of Herbert Pierce, she was born in Bridgeton and was the daughter of the late Robert and Amelia Greenage Dean, but had been raised by her foster parents, the late William and Francis Sammons. She had been a Fairfield Twp. resident for the past 42 years.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed with both the Sheppard Bus Company in Fairfield Twp. and Allen Bus Services, having been a bus driver for over 40 years. She also was a former crossing guard for the Bridgeton Board of Education. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Hopewell Twp., where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Tribe of Bridgeton.

Besides her husband survivors include: two daughters, Francis Petie Durham of Greenwich Twp. and Diane Gould and her husband Felton of Hopewell Twp.; three sons, Herbert H. Pierce and his wife Sarah of Alloway Twp., Timothy J. Pierce and his wife Marjorie and Jesse C. Pierce all of Fairfield Twp.; two brothers, Horace Messick of Bridgeton and Richard Dean of Florida; two sisters, Mary Lou Sammons of Bridgeton and Shirley Kurbow of Florida; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several foster brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by a son, Todd W. Pierce, two sisters, Estella Coombs and Bert Fernieson and four brothers, Brady Dean, George Dean, Robert Dean and William Messick.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, April 30, at 1:00 O'clock, in the First Church of the Nazarene, 350 West Park Drive, Hopewell Twp. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp. Friends may call on Friday between the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 prior to the services at the church. Funeral services are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Twp. Written condolences can be sent to www.padgettfuneralhome.com.

 

Rebecca A. Johnson Pierce ~1923-1995

1.  Obituary: Rebecca A. Pierce, 72, of Fairton-Gouldtown Road, RD 7, Bridgeton, died Wednesday at the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where she had been a patient for 10 days.  She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Mrs. Pierce was born in Fairton, the daughter of the late Elwood and Artalissa Wright Johnson.  She was the wife of Alvin Pierce and had lived at her present address for 40 years.  she was a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township.

Mrs. Pierce was a seamstress by trade and prior to her retirement had been employed by Desantis Clothing Company  for 30 years.  She was a member of the Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe.

In addition to her husband,  she is survived by four daughters, Artalissa “Dolly” Pierce of Bridgeton, Marie A. “Cissy” Henry of Fairfield Township, Ruth R. Conaway of Salem and Alice Ray Harmon of Alloway; three sons, Alvin Russell Pierce Jr. and Bruce W. Pierce of Fairfield Township and Carl Edward Pierce of Millville, a brother, Melvin “Bucky” Johnson of Fairfield Township, a sister, Anna Ridgeway of Fairfield Township, 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Walter Bard III.

Services will be held Monday at noon from the First church of the Nazarene, Bridgeton with the pastor, the Rev. Al Shaw, officiating.  Burial will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park.
Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. until noon at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home in Bridgeton.
 

 2.  Death Notice:  PIERCE -- Of Fairton-Gouldtown Road, RD 7, Bridgeton, N.J., on Wednesday, April, 12, 1995.  Rebecca Johnson Pierce wife of Alvin P. Pierce, mother of Artalissa “Dolly” Pierce, Marie “Cissy.” Henry, Ruth R. Conaway, Alice Ray Harmon, Alvin Russell Pierce, Jr., Carl Edward Pierce and Bruce W. Pierce, aged 72 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services without further notice from the First Church of the Nazarene, West Park Drive, Hopewell Township on Monday, April 17 at 12 o’clock noon. Interment in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township, N.J. Friends may call Monday morning between 10 and 12 o’clock, prior to the services at the church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton.

 

Richard Carl Pierce  1946-2013 

Richard C. Pierce, of Leesburg, NJ went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2013. Services will be held Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Edwards & Son Funeral Homes, Inc., 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302 at 1:00 pm where friends may view 1 hr. prior to services. Interment will be held at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Services are entrusted to Edwards & Son Funeral Homes, Inc. Bridgeton & Salem, NJ. Friends and family can send written expressions of kindness to the family through the funeral home website of www.edwardsandsonfuneralhome.com

 

Richard Wilbert Pierce 1935-2006
28 Jan 2006

Richard Wilbert Pierce, affectionately known as "Dick", born June 12, 1935 in Bridgeton, N.J. He was 70. He was one of ten children born to Wayman & Agnes Pierce, of Bridgeton, N.J. Richard departed this life on Jan. 25, 2006 after a brief illness.

Richard was dearly loved and will be missed by all. He leaves to mourn and cherish found memories: His Wife, Mary H. Planas-Pierce, His sons Andres R. Pierce (Joqueta) of Bridgeton. Pablo A., Pierce of Bridgeton, Timothy A. Pierce (Karla) of Delaware. Three grandchildren, Miranda, Jasmine and Jaylen. Pre-deceased by one son Philip P. Pierce of Los Angeles, Calif. One Brother, Garfield Pierce of Bridgeton and two Sisters, Maxine Green of Salem and Dorthy Dunn of Bridgeton. Pre-deceased by 3 Brothers Donald, Littleton, Wayman (Sonny), and 3 Sisters, Agnes (Blinky), Matilda (Tillie), Martha and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at 6 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 691 Irving Avenue, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302. In lieu of flowers, donations and cards can be sent to Mary Pierce, P.O. Box 313, Fairton, N.J. 08320.

 

Ricky W. Pierce ~1964-2011
22 Apr 2011

Ricky W. Pierce, 47, of Fairfield Township, passed away Monday evening, April 18, 2011 in Cooper Medical Center, Camden, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Although he had been in declining health for some time, his death was sudden and unexpected. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of Maynard P. Pierce Sr. and the late Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Jackson) Pierce, and the husband of Brenda (nee Gilliam) Pierce.

Ricky grew up in Gouldtown and attended the Fairfield Townshp school system. He was a graduating member of the Cumberland Regional High School class of 1981, where he played basketball. In his younger years, he played Little League baseball in Bridgeton, playing for Local 239. In 1991, he married his high school sweetheart, Brenda, and they built their home in Fairfield Township. He was a former member of the Gouldtown Volunteer Fire Co. #2, and he enjoyed sports, and outdoor cooking. He was a quiet person, who enjoyed and loved his family and friends. He will truly be missed.

Surviving him besides his wife Brenda, are his father and stepmother, Maynard Pierce Sr. and Martina of North Carolina; his mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law, Alease and Leon Broughton of Bridgeton; one brother, Maynard Pierce Jr. and his wife, Diedre of Stow Creek Township; one sister, Valerie Brown and her husband, Sherwood of Fairfield Township; two sister-in-laws, Bertha Brooks of Seabrook, and Bernice Hudnall and her husband, Frank of Bridgeton; his godson, Armani King of West Deptford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and various cousins. Ricky was predeceased by his mother Betty Pierce in 1988.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. from the Trinity A.M.E. Church Gouldtown, Route 49 Bridgeton, NJ. The interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 11 to 1 p.m. at the church, prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Ricky's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, South Jersey Chapter, 1415 Route 70 East Suite 311, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. www.jdif.org/southjersey. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Romona Edith Webb Pierce 1933-2009
19 Dec 2009

Romona (Aunt Betty) Edith Pierce, daughter of the late Oscar and Hilda (Jones) Webb and widow of Lester J. Pierce, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, while a patient at the South Jersey Healthcare-Re gional Medical Center, Vineland.

Mrs. Pierce was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Quinton Township, and had been a Bridgeton area re sident all her life. She was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church, of Bridgeton, where she was a minister, member of the Missionary Board, Minister Board, a nd a Sunday School teacher. She was a caregiver for D r. Scott and family and enjoyed writing poetry.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Esther B. Crispo, Wanda J. Pritchett, Cheryl A. Pierce and Lester D. Pierce; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.

Services will be held Tuesday at noon at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 128 South Av e., Bridgeton, with the Rev. Albert L. Morgan, of Union Baptist Temple, officiating. Interment will be in the Gouldtown Cemetery, Fairfield Township. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Written condolences and tributes may be sent to the family via the funeral home Web site, www.edwardsandsonfuneralhome.com.

Service entrusted to Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., Bridgeton and Salem.

 

Rose Loatman Pierce 1886-1969
12/6/1969
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003

Rose L. Pierce, 83, of 4 Cherry Street, passed away in the Bridgeton Hospital Friday morning following a lengthy illness. She had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. Born in Kent County, Del., Mrs. Pierce had lived in the Bridgeton area most of her life.

She was a member of the Trinity A.M.E. Church of Gouldtown and was very active in church activities until her health began to fail. The deceased was a member of the Young People’s Progressive Club of Gouldtown.

Surviving Mrs. Pierce are: a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca L. Goldsboro of Bridgeton; a sister, Mrs. Mary L. Pierce of Bridgeton; a brother, Robert Loatman of Shiloh; 12 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1pm from the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown with interment in Fordville Memorial Park. Friends may call Sunday evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street.

 

Rudolph H. Pierce  1949-2013 

Rudolph H. Pierce 63 of Newark, Delaware, died suddenly on Friday January 18, 2013 at his home. His death was unexpected. Born in Bridgeton, NJ he was the son of the late Wayman A.Jr. and Bernetta S. (nee Lockman) Pierce, and the husband of the late Pauline (nee Jones) Pierce. Mr. Pierce had resided in Newark for the last 12 years and had previously lived in the Bridgeton and Salem, New Jersey areas.

Rudy was employed with DuPont Chambers Works of Delaware for the past 30 years. He was a computer programmer and analyst. He was a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses of Bridgeton, and a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton.

Surviving him to cherish his memory are his two sons, Kyle Pierce and Glenn Pierce of Newark, his two brothers Curtis N. Pierce and his wife Debra of Bridgeton, Vincent H. Pierce and his wife Audrey of Bridgeton, one sister Sheila Y. (Pierce) Nichols and her husband Harold of Bridgeton, and several nieces and nephews, Victor Nichols and his wife Sheron, and their children Victor Jr. and Victoria, Sheila Pierce, Curtis Pierce Jr., Corey Nichols, Curtis Nichols, Kelly Pierce, Brian Pierce, Vincent Pierce Jr., and Willie Cisrow III. He was predeceased besides his parents and wife by a brother Wayman Pierce III.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll’s Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. NJ. The interment will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. NJ. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Ruth Pierce 1929-1988
23 Nov 1988
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Aug 2003

Ruth A. Pierce, 59, of South East Avenue died early this morning in the Newcomb Medical Center where she was a patient six days. She had been in declining health for 2 ½ years. Born in Gouldtown, the daughter of the late Grant and Amy Murray Pierce, she was the wife of Paul H. Pierce. A lifetime area resident, she lived at her present address 38 years.

Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul H. Pierce Jr. of Vineland; a daughter, Margaret E. Pierce of Bridgeton; three brothers, Raymond Murray of Lindale, Ariz., Grand Pierce of RD 6 and Leonard Pierce of RD 1, Millville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1pm Friday from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

 

Samuel F. Pierce ~1931-1994

1. Obituary: Samuel F. “Sam” Pierce, 61, of Sheppards Mill Road, Bridgeton, died Friday afternoon at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital In Philadelphia. He had been in declining health for the last six months and a patient at the hospital for five days.

The husband of Sherry L. (Jester) Pierce, he was born in Bridgeton and was a lifelong area resident. He was the son of Mary (Loatman) Pierce and the late Charles M. Pierce Sr. He had lived at his current address since 1986 and had been a Hopewell Township resident for the last several years.

Most recently he had been employed as an inspector for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Previous to that he had worked as the manager of the Hillcrest Tavern in Bridgeton and has been the owner of the former Pleasant Run Banquet Hall and Vees Delicatessen in Bridgeton as well as his own catering business.  Years ago he had also been employed by Gorson-McCormick in Bridgeton and New Jersey Bell Telephone.

He attended business schools and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, having served overseas and in Cuba. Extremely active with the Meade-Woodward Post No. 1795 of Bridgeton, he was past commander and also the canteen manager and a member of the “Lock Hill Association.” He was also an All-American Post Commander in 1990 and 1991 and for the past two years was the state Safety Chairman.  Mr. Pierce was also a former member of the Bridgeton Jaycees.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Cheri Pierce of Bridgeton; one son, Michael Pierce of Bridgeton; a granddaughter, Melissa M. Caesar of Bridgeton; one brother, Charles M. Pierce Jr. of Fairton; and one sister, Jannette Rouse of Cherry Hill.  He was predeceased by a brother, Herbert O. Pierce, and a sister, Jean Pierce.

Funeral services with military honors will be held noon Wednesday day at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137W  Commerce St., Bridgeton.  Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.  Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Memorial contributions are requested to the Meade-Woodward Post No. 1795 Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

2. Death Notice: Of 79 Sheppard Mill Road, Bridgeton, N.J. on Friday, Nov. 11, 1994. Samuel I. “Sam” Pierce, aged 61 years, husband of Sherry L. (Jester) Pierce father of Michael Pierce and Cheri Pierce and son of Mary Loatman Pierce and the late Charles M. Pierce Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service without further notice from the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J. on Wednesday November 16, 1994 at 12 noon. The interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday between 10:30 and noon. Memorial contributions are requested to the Meade-Woodward Post No. 1795 V.F.W., 60 Atlantic St., Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.

 

Sarah Marie Carter Pierce 1943-2007
4 Dec 2007

Sarah Marie (Carter) Pierce 64, of Fairfield Township, died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2007 at South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, in Vineland, after a brief illness. She had been a patient for the past month.p>Born in Bridgeton, Sept. 17, 1943, she was the wife of the late Rexford Pierce, and the daughter of Syretha (nee Pierce) Carter and the late Ralph Carter. She had been a resident of the Gouldtown area for most of her life.

Marie as she was called, was retired from the Cumberland County Board of Social Services, and was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church, Gouldtown, where she served formerly on the missionary board. She also was a longtime member of the Alice S. Felts Federation. She was a member of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 Gouldtown ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, and caring for her dog and cat, but mostly spending time with her grandchildren, and dedicating her time to taking care of her mother.

Surviving her, to cherish her memory are her two sons, Charles E. Games Jr. and his wife, Patricia E. Games, of Newark Del., and Wayne U. Games and his wife, Migdalia, of Vineland;; two brothers, Ralph Carter and his wife, Phyllis, of Dover, Del., and Wayne Carter and his wife, Beverly, of Gouldtown; four grandchildren, Breonna, Kala, and Imani Games, and Jeannie Maldonado; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at noon from Trinity A.M.E. Church, 1107 Bridgeton-Millville Pike, Gouldtown. Marie¹s pastor, Dr. Rev Michael Keen, will officiate. The interment will be at Gouldtown Memorial Park, in Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Friday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the church prior to the services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the SRAY-WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, 62 Landis Ave., Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Selma Pierce ~1921-2002
9 Dec 2002

Selina M. Pierce, age 81, of Pittsgrove Township died Sunday morning at the home of Marty and Stacy Trapp in Pittsgrove Township where she had been residing during her illness. She had been in declining health for the past year.                                       

Born in Fairfield Township, the daughter of the late Edward and Araminta Cisco Morgan, she was the wife of the late Carl W. Pierce. She had lived at her present address for 10 years and prior to that resided in Elmer.

Mrs. Pierce had been employed as a nurse's aide at South Jersey Hospital-Elmer before her retirement 20 years ago. Previous to the she had worked at the former Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Bridgeton.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana P. Coombs and her husband Donald W., Sr. of Hopewell Township and Patricia V. Pierce of Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Donald W. Coombs, Jr. and his wife Coleen of Pittsgrove Township and Dusty A. Coombs and his wife Caitlin also of Pittsgrove Township and two great grandchildren, Aidan James and Dakota Lynn Coombs both of Pittsgrove Township. Two sisters, Araminta Jackson and Mary Elva Mosley and a brother, Norris Durham, predeceased her.

Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway # 77, Upper Deerfield Township on Thursday at 11 am. Burial will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park in Hopewell Township. Friends may call on Thursday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.



Shane Howard Pierce  ~1978-2011
1 June 2011  

Shane Howard Pierce, 33, of Bridgeton, N.J., passed away on Monday. Shane was born in Vineland, N.J., raised in Wall Twp. and had resided in Bridgton for the past 13 yrs. 

Shane was employed for the past 10 years as an operator for Leone Glass Industries, Bridgeton, N.J. Shane enjoyed cars, motorcycles, 4-wheeling and always had an array of pets and animals.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy (nee Nash); son, Scott; mother, Donna (Steven) Ferguson; father, Frank T. Pierce; sister, Shawna (Patrick) Predham; brother, Robert Ferguson; maternal grandparents, Rev. W. Howard and Judy Marshall; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Pierce, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.   

Relatives and friends will be received on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Road, Vineland, NJ where his funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Fernwood Cemetery, Bridgeton, N.J. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Shane Pierce Memorial Fund, C/O Newfield National Bank, 18 S.W. Blvd., Newfield, NJ 08344.  To e-mail condolences and/or tributes, please visit www.pancoastfuneralhome.com.

Sophia A. Pierce  ~1925-2009
16 Jul 2009

Sophia A. Pierce, aged 84, of Fairfield Township, died Monday morning, July 13, 2009, at Cumberland Manor, in Hopewell Township. 

Born in Millville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. Mosley and Martie Muntz Mosley and was the wife of Charles M. Pierce Jr. She had been a Fairfield Township resident since 1960 and had lived in Cedarville prior to that. 

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Pierce had been employed with Tri-City Lumber & Building Supplies, in Millville, Murbeck Company, in Bridgeton, the former Bridgeton National Bank, P.J. Ritter Company, Wanamaker Department Store, and The New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of the Cedarville Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband, Charles, she is survived by a daughter, Suzanne A. Miletta and her husband, Frank, of Cedarville; three grandchildren, Kira B. Rollar and her husband, John, of Fairfield Township, Anthony C. Miletta, and Frank Miletta Jr., of Millville; two great-grandchildren, Naomi Rollar and Logan Rollar; one brother, Herman "Tony" Mosley, of Vineland; and four sisters, Dorothy Morgan, of Dover, Del., Betty L. Pierce, of Fairfield Township, Margaret Ridgway, of Cedarville, and Dianne Durham, of Fairfield Township. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Mosley; and a sister, Ardella Schnorr. 

Funeral services will be held at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Cedar HillCemetery, in Cedarville. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday morning 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.  

 

Sylvester L. Pierce ~1941-1999

Sylvester L. "Cookie" Pierce Of 102 W. Edinburgh Dr., New Castle, DE. Age 58. Died on Friday, April 2, 1999, at Christiana Hospital. Service: 11:30 a.m. Wed., April 7, at Mt. Salem AUME Church, Delaware City. Visitation: 9 a.m. at the church. Burial: Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Pierce was a pipe fitter and welder for Oxychemical for 28 years. He was previously employed by Ferris School for Boys and DuPont. He was a member of Mt. Salem AUME Church. Mr. Pierce was a member of the masons.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Eva Pierce; father, Edward J. Pierce; 2 sons, Sylvester E. Gould of Newark, DE and Akeem S. Pierce, of New Castle, DE; 1 daughter; Sharalya M. Matthews of Newark, DE; 1 brother, James E. Portlock, of Delaware City, DE; 5 grandchildren. (04/08/1999)

 

Thelma Marie Pierce~1927-2009
17 Oct 2009

Thelma Marie Sammons Pierce, 83, of Bridgeton passed away on Thursday evening October 15, 2009 in South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Vineland. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Thelma was a resident of South Jersey Extended Care in Bridgeton. Born in Cheswold, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Oscar P. and Letisha "Lettie" Sammons and the wife of the late Clifford C. Chick Pierce Sr., who passed away in 1998. She and her husband had lived for many years in Fairfield Twp.

Thelma had worked previously for seven years in the Cumberland County Medical Center, now the Cumberland Manor as a physical therapist aide, and had also worked for a short time at the Bridgeton Nursing Home, now called South Jersey Extended Care. She loved playing Scrabble with her family and doing word searches, but she especially loved spending time with her family and friends. 

Surviving her are her two sons, John W. Pierce and Clifford C. Pierce Jr., both of Fairfield Township; and her daughter, Janet Street, of Bridgeton; one sister, Eva Mosley, of Dover, Del.; four grandsons, SMSgt Michael Pierce, of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, John W. Pierce, of Westminster, Md., Phillip Street, of Bridgeton, and Vernon Pierce, of Fairfield Township; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her parents and husband by her son, William M. Pierce, who passed away in 1987, and several brothers and sisters. 

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at 11 a.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., at CarllÕs Corner, Upper Deerfield Township. Rev. Jamie Bagley will officiate. The interment will take place in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.

 

Todd Wayne Pierce Sr.
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg. She notes, “Nov 5, 1995.”

Todd Wayne Pierce Sr., 39, of Fairfield Township, died Sunday at his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Bridgeton, he was a lifelong resident of the area.

He was the son of Herbert Sr. and Rebecca Dean Pierce of Fairfield Township, and the husband of Sharon Pierce. He was an auto body and fender repairman, and at one time was employed. by Bianco’s in Bridgeton. He attended First Church of the Nazarene in Hopewell Township.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by sons, Todd Jr. ('Junior') and Jeremy Pierce, both at home; brothers Herbert H. Jr. (Brother) of Salem, Jesse of Lawrence Township and Timothy of Bridgeton; sisters Frances (Petie) Durham of Greenwich and Diane Gould of Hopewell Township and maternal grandmother Frances Sammons of Hopewell Township.

Services will be held noon Friday in First Church of the Nazarene, West Park Drive, Bridgeton, with Pastor Shaw officiating. Interment will be in Fernwood Cemetery, Hopewell Township. Friends may call at the church 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Pallbearers will be Howard Cuff, Garry Coombs, Alfred Pierce, Craig Wright, Terrance Johnson, Elkins Arias, Mark Webster and Dennis Pierce. Arrangements are by Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., Bridgeton.

 

Vera Ellen Pierce 1953-1994
15 Apr 1994
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Aug 2003

Vera Ellen Pierce, 41, of R.D. 3, Millville, died Wednesday at the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in failing health for four years and seriously ill for the past six months. Born in Greenwich, she was the daughter of Anna Mary Sheppard of Greenwich and the late Ronald W. Sheppard and was the wife of Jesse C. Pierce.

She had resided at her present address for the past eight years and prior to that had resided in Greenwich. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter Michelle Pierce at home; three brothers, Edward S., Raymond L., Ronald W. Sheppard of Greenwich; and three sisters, Sheila Dilks of Hopewell Township, Betty Ann Kelly of Millville and Kathleen Davis of Greenwich.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road Route 49, Salem. Interment will be at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Hopewell Township. Friends may call Wednesday morning one hour prior to the service.

 

Verna Pierce 1908-1992
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003
29 Sep 1992

Verna E. Pierce, 83, of 22 Barrett Run Road, Bridgeton, died Sunday afternoon in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division where she was a patient two weeks. She was a patient at the Cumberland County Medical Center for 2½ years. Born in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Edna Murray Pierce and the wife of Charles H. Pierce who died in July. She resided at her present address seven years prior to entering the medical center and had lived in Cedarville and Greenwich.

Prior to her retirement in 1970, she was employed by Pete’s Restaurant in Cedarville for 20 years. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Fordville.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph M. and Lila A. Pierce of Bridgeton; two granddaughters, Danielle Tussey of Lexington, Ky., and Dionne C. Pierce of Alexandria, Va. She was predeceased by two brothers, Artis and Maurice “Pete” Pierce.

Services will be noon Thursday from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave., Bridgeton. Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call Thursday morning one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville Road, Fairton 08320.

 

Vernon L. Pierce ~1917-2002
12 Sep 2002

Vernon L. Pierce, age 85, of Millville, died Tuesday afternoon at South Jersey Hospital-Newcomb where he had been a patient for five days. He had been battling cancer for the past year and a half. Born in Hopewell Township, the son of the late Thomas and Minnie Jones Pierce he was the husband of the late Camilla "Cammie" Pierce. He had been a Millville resident for 24 years and prior to that had resided in Quinton Township.

Before his retirement in 1983, Mr. Pierce had been employed with the Bridgeton Dye and Finishing Co. for 17 years. He had also previously worked for the Perkins-Dewilde Nursery in Shiloh.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Donna Mosley of Bridgeton and a daughter, Janet Street of Fairfield Twp. He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Velma and Ina Pierce and three brothers, Millard, Leroy and Kermit Pierce.

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

 

Walter I. Pierce ~1947-2006
20 Apr 2006.

Walter I. Pierce of Dover, Del., died suddenly, Friday, April 14, 2006 in the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital Dover, Del. He was 59. Born in Bridgeton, N.J. he had been an area resident for two years coming from Newport News, Virginia. He was the son of the late Melvin X. and Doris Goldsboro Pierce. He was the beloved husband of his wife of 37 years Penelope A. Miller Pierce of Dover, Del.

Mr. Pierce was a retired U.S. Army Sargent with 22 years of service. After retiring from the Army he was employed by the federal government for 10 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #2 of Dover, Del., the Denbeigh Military Retirees Club of Denbeigh, Va., and the Lenni-Lenape Indians. He was a self-taught computer whiz, as well as an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sisters; Shirley Harris (Edwin) of Williamstown, Helen Street (Herbert) of Bridgeton, Nellie Durham (Carlton) of Vineland, his father-in-law Alexander Miller Sr. of Hopewell, two brother in-laws; Alexander Jr. (Cherylene) of Bridgeton, Sherman Miller (Ann Marie) of Shiloh, two sister in-laws; Sharon Davis of Millville and Vicki Ross (James) of Vineland, a godson, several nieces, nephews, and a host of aunts and uncles other relatives and friends. Services, will be held Saturday, April 22, 2006 at noon in the Trinity AME Church 1107 Bridgeton-Millville Pike Gouldtown, N.J. Rev. Michael Keene Sr. Officiating. Interment Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call the church Saturday, after 10 a.m. Arrangements Stanley's Memorial Chapel, 822 Kaighn Ave., Camden, NJ 08103.

 

Whildon C. Pierce Sr   1918-2005                                                                              

Whildon C. Pierce Sr., 87, of Millville, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Vineland, where he had been a patient for 5 weeks. He had been in failing health for the past 5 months. Mr. Pierce was born in Upper Deerfield Township and was the son of the late Elias A. and Camilla Pierce. He had lived in Millville for 65 years and prior to that had resided in the Carmel area.

Prior to his retirement 22 years ago, he had been employed with the former Jersey-Tyler Iron Co. in Bridgeton for several years. After his retirement he had worked as a custodian at the Fairfield Township School for 5 years. Whildon was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians. He loved taking care of his many animals.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Rosline E. Pierce, Millville; one son, Whildon C. Pierce Jr., Fairfield Township; one daughter, Arlene Jeffery, Millville; four grandchildren, Gloria Rodgers and her husband David L., Annette M. Pierce, Benjamin H. Pierce III and Daniel W. Pierce and his wife Beth, all of Millville; three great grandchildren, Amber Rodgers, Rebekah Pierce and Daniel W. Pierce Jr. and a brother, Ellsworth Pierce of Hopewell Township. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Pierce, a brother, Elias Pierce, Jr., three sisters, Camille, Pierce, Reba Lloyd and Harriet Pierce.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, April 23, at 2:30 in the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will be in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:30.

 

Wilbert Pierce, Sr. 1907-1991
9 Apr 1991
Contributed by Paul Johnson 14 Aug 2003

Wilbert “Bert” Pierce Sr., 85, of Greenwich and Sheppards Mill Road, Greenwich Township, died Monday morning in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where he was a patient six days. He had been in declining health the past two years. Born in Franklinville, he was the son of the late Wilbert R. Sr. and Rosella nee Pierce Pierce and the husband of Mildred F. nee Pierce Pierce.

A lifetime area resident, he resided at the Sheppards Mill Road address 44 years. In his earlier years, he was a self-employed bricklayer and more recently he served as a custodian at the Bridgeton High School, retiring in 1971 after 16 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Winfred E. of Dover, Del., a brother, Paul of Bridgeton, two sisters, Rachel Lee and Margaret Pierce of Fairfield Township, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Wilbert E. Jr., a daughter, Joan E. Betty, four sisters, Clara and Maryann Pierce, Ada Simons, Maude Gould, and two brothers, Clifford and Earl.

Services will be 8pm Wednesday from the Carll-Peterson Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, with the Rev. Franklin Stanley of the Bridgeton Assembly of God officiating. Interment will be held privately Thursday at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends will be received Wednesday evening one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Wilbert (Sonny) L. Pierce (1911-1987)
1 Apr 1987
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003

Wilbert (Sonny) L. Pierce, 76, of Buckshutem Road died suddenly Tuesday at his home. A lifelong resident of Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Albert and Gerdine Pierce and the husband of Anna M. Webster Pierce, with whom he celebrated his 54th wedding anniversary Tuesday.

Mr. Pierce was employed by the Martin Corp. as a foreman for 41 years, retiring in 1983.  He was a member of Bethany Christian Church and enjoyed gardening.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Lawrence W. Pierce of Bridgeton; a daughter, Alberta M. Pierce of Bridgeton; two brothers, Herbert H. and Melvin X., both of Bridgeton; four sisters, Alta Pierce of Vineland and Anna Burton, Ruth Money and Harriett Johnson, all of Bridgeton; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Edward, Robert, Ernest and Walter, and two sisters, Winiford Pierce and Mary Collins. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1pm from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce Street, with the Rev. Alvin Stokes officiating. Interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday one hour prior to the services.

 

 

Whildon C. Pierce Jr. ~1941-2014

Whildon C. Pierce Jr., 73, of Fairfield Twp., passed away peacefully Friday morning April 4, 2014 at Inspira Health - Elmer. Born in Stow Creek Township, he was the son of the late Whildon C. Pierce Sr. and Roselina Pierce.

Mr. Pierce worked in the packing department for B&B Poultry in Norma. He was a passionate CBer who went by the handle, "Pot Luck." He loved to go fishing and was a long time member of the Fortescue Anglers. Mr. Pierce also loved to show his antique 1983 Dodge Ram Pickup truck off at local car shows as part of the 50/50 Club.

He is survived by two nieces, Gloria Rodgers (David) and Annette Pierce, two nephews, Benjamin Pierce III and Daniel Pierce, great niece and caretaker, Amber Rodgers and an uncle, Ellsworth Pierce. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlene Jefferies and Patricia Pierce.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday morning April 9th at 11 o'clock at the Fordville United Methodist Cemetery on Fordville Road in Fairfield Township with Rev. James Goolsby of the New Hope Baptist church officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral home, 137 W. Commerce St., in Bridgeton.

 

 

William E. Pierce  1930-2012
30 Aug 2012

William E. Pierce, 81 of Hopewell Twp. and formerly of Estell Manor, passed away early Saturday morning Aug. 25 in Cumberland Manor. Born in Bridgeton September 1, 1930, he was the son of the late Jonathon and Elizabeth (nee Sammons) Pierce, and the husband of Joan (nee Catling) Pierce.

William was a foreman and truck driver for many years for the Imbesi family Thoroughbred Horse Farm in Estell Manor. He loved his job on the farm, and drove many horses back and forth from New Jersey to Florida over the years. He and his wife both worked on the farm and oversaw the general management. He had worked on the farm from 1965 until his retirement in 2002. He also enjoyed hunting and shooting when he was younger, but he mostly enjoyed time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife Joan, his two sons Alan Pierce and his wife Tina of Fairton, Andy Pierce and his wife Chandra of Colorado, his half sister Sadie Carney of Hopewell Twp., his four grandchildren Michael, Timothy, Jeremy and Lexa Pierce, and his two great grandchildren Shane and Daegan Pierce. He was predeceased besides his parents by two brothers Raymond and Jonathon Pierce, and his sister Alberta Lloyd.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday Sept.1 at 11 a.m. in Fordville Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. The interment will follow the services. The Rev. Jamie Bagley will officiate. There will be no public viewing. Written expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the SRAY-WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, Upper Deerfield Twp.

 

William G Pierce 1916-2014

William G. Pierce "Fast Eagle" of Dover passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Kent General Hospital. He was 98.

Mr. Pierce was born February 8, 1916 in Bridgeton, New Jersey to the late Anthony and Louie R. Pierce.

He had worked as a heavy duty tractor trailer driver for the Lahn Transportation Company, in Bridgeton, NJ. Mr. Pierce served in the United States Army from 1944 till 1946, where he was stationed in the Philippine Islands and the South Pacific. After the military he moved to Philadelphia and went to school at the Philadelphia Institute of Electricity, during which he met and married Nancy R. Moseley of Milford, DE. Mr. Pierce then went to work at the Philadelphia Navel Yard as an electrician. He left the shipyard to work at the Veterans Administration Hospital as an electrician retiring in 1978 as chief electrician. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Lenni-Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, New Jersey.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Nancy February 26, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Pierce of Philadelphia and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 12PM, Friday, August 22, 2014 at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover, DE. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in the Immanuel United Church Cemetery, Cheswold. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Immanuel United Methodist Cemetery, PO Box 309, Cheswold, DE 19936. Viewing Friday August 22, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Torbert Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service Friday August 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Torbert Funeral Chapel. Interment Friday August 22, 2014, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM at Immanual United Methodist Church and Cemetery.




William H. (Billie) Pierce ~1922-2004
4 March 2004

William H. (Billie) Pierce, age 82 years of 221 River Road, Bridgeton, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the South Jersey Health Care-Bridgeton. He had been under doctor's care since 1996. Born in Greenwich the son of the late Howard Bacon and Ethel (nee McBride) Pierce and was the husband of Barbara (nee Evans) Pierce and was formerly the husband of the late Elsie (nee Pritchett) Pierce. He had resided at his present address since 1970. The Pierce's celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, September 25, 2003.

Mr. Pierce was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Navy, with the rank of Seaman Second Class, serving on the U.S.S. Attala and U.S.S. Manila Bay, and received the following Medals, World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal. After his active service, he re-enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves. He was a boiler operator by trade and had been employed with the Watson Can House of Greenwich, Mead Can House of Cedarville and retired in 1984 from the Bridgeton Dyeing and Finishing Corp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, camping with his family and socializing in the shop.

His survivors include his wife, Barbara, a son, Jeffrey W. and wife Barbara Pierce of upper Deerfield Twp, a step-daughter, Crystal and husband Chad Cowan of Hopewell Twp., two grandsons, Brandon and Zachary, three granddaughters Shanna, Amber and Charlene, several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Pierce was pre-deceased by a brother Calvin Pierce and a sister Isabelle Ford.

Funeral services will be conducted from the BROOKS WEST SIDE FUNERAL HOME, 181 Atlantic Street, Bridgeton on Friday afternoon, March 5 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Milton Akey, Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment services will be officiated by Capt. Joy Wilson, Pastor of the Salvation Army. Those serving as pallbearers will be Chad Cowan, Nolan Green, Albert Pierce, Scott Thalwitzer, Calvin Ford, Bill Ford, Russell Ford and Franklin Ford. Interment will be made in the Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services Friday afternoon at the Brooks Funeral Home.

 

Wilmer Pierce  ~1926-2001
28 Feb 2001

Wilmer ''Bum'' Pierce, 75, formerly of Bridgeton died Sunday in York Hospital, York, Pa. after a brief illness. Born in Bridgeton, son of Andrew and Ann Bertha Stewart Pierce, he was the husband of Lorraine Pierce. He moved to York in 1974 and worked at the Community Service Group and Hilcrest Medical Center.

He was a member of the Maranatha Church of God in Christ.

Also surviving are a son, Wayne, of Philadelphia; five step-children, Jeffrey Carter, Sharon Friend, and Dana and Regina Carter, all of York, and Marlon Carter of Puerto Rico; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by five brothers, Wilbert, Carl, Ernest, Harold, and Milton; and two sisters, Wilhelmina Bryant, and Irene Pierce.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church, 116 South West Street, York, Pa., where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bouldring Mortuary, York, Pa.

 

Winfred Ellsworth Pierce 1932-2005                                                
6 Sep 2005

Winfred Ellsworth Pierce of Dover died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 73. Mr. Pierce was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Hopewell Township, near Bridgeton, N.J., son of the late Wilbert E. and Mildred Frances Pierce. He lived in the Dover area most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956. He worked for C.F. Schwartz as a truck mechanic and Sears as an appliance mechanic and finally at International Playtex as a forklift mechanic for 26 years, retiring in 1994. Mr. Pierce enjoyed gardening vegetables, fruit trees and flowers, enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and music of all kinds especially jazz and blues. He was a beekeeper and loved his dogs, Rusty and Abbey. He was family oriented, loved his wife and family and was a good friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Anne Pritchett Pierce in 2003. He is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Burt and Judy Pierce of Dover; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Patty and Paul Newcomb of Cambridge, Md., Julia Annette and John Marvel of Clayton and Carmen and Gary Zacharias of Markesan, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Casey Cannon, Matthew Cannon, Andy Adams, Katie Zacharias, Kara Zacharias, David Zacharias and Josiah Zacharias.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

 

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