Florence County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails
PostonCOWARD - Mrs. Becky Matthews Poston, 60,
wife of Lloyd Poston of Coward, died in a Florence hospital Saturday
night after an illness of two months. Graveside services will
be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday from Hicks Hill Cemetery near Olanta,
directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, by Rev. Cecil Lambert,
Rev. Joseph Coward and Rev. Jimmy Dease. Pallbearers will be
Woodrow Matthews, Pleasant Matthews, Raley Wilkes, Leon Martin,
Frank McCutcheon and Dessie Springs. Mrs. Poston was born near
Olanta a daughter of the late Pleasant and Isabelle Lee Matthews.
She was a member of Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Lessie Mae
Rhames of Elgin, Mrs. Willa Mae Summerlin of Hanahan, Miss Doris
Poston of the home; three sons, Legrand Poston of Florence, Pete
Poston of Sumter and Jimmy Poston of the home; a brother, Daniel
Matthews of Scranton; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Wilkes, Mrs. Mary
Coward, both of Scranton, Mrs. Martha Miles of Coward; and 11
grandchildren. (The Florence Morning News on October 14,
1968...contributed by Andrew Staton)
Legrand L. Poston
Poston, 33, of 307 Harrell St., died in a Florence hospital early
Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30
p.m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Lambert and the
Rev. Jimmy Deas. Burial will be in Beulah Free Will Baptist Church
Cemetery near Olanta. Pallbearers will be Cecil Bruton, Johnny
Rotan, Tommy Rotan, Frank Allenezy, Roy Rogers, and Harold
Matthews. Mr. Poston was born in Coward, a son of Lloyd Poston
and the late Rebecca Matthews Poston. Surviving in addition to
his father are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Hayes Poston of the home; three
daughters, Miss' Linda, Doria and Beverly Poston, all of the home; a
son, Legrand L. Poston Jr. of the home: three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie
Rhames of Orangeburg, Mrs. Russell Summerlin of Florence and Mrs.
Ervin Poston of Hemingway; two brothers, Tommy (Pete) Poston, and
Jimmy Poston, both of Coward. (Florence Morning News - April
21, 1973....contributed by Andrew Staton)
Death of a Child - Larue Poston, 7-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Poston of Coward, died at 9:30 yesterday
morning at the McLeod infirmiry. He had been ill for about seven
weeks. The funeral services will be at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at
Matthews Burying Ground, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Baldwin of Lake
City. He is survived by his parents and two sisters, Lessie Mae and
Willa Mae Poston. Pallbearers will be Johnny Miles, Daniel Matthews,
Ernest Miles, and Sam Wilkes. (Florence Morning News -
May 26, 1939.....contributed by Andrew Staton)
COWARD - Lloyd L. Poston, 62, widower of
Rebecca Matthews Poston, died Tuesday in a Florence hospital after a
short illness. Funeral services will be at Beulah Free Will Baptist
Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Poston was born
in Florence County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Poston. He
was a retired farmer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lessie
Mae Rhames of Orangeburg and Mrs. Willa Mae Summerlin of Florence;
two sons, Pete Poston of Lake City and Jimmy Poston of Charleston; a
sister, Mrs. Elvera Wingfield of Charlottesville, Va.; and 16
grandchildren. (Florence Morning News - July 24,
1975.....contributed by Andrew Staton)
HEMINGWAY - Mrs.
Doris Poston, 29, wife of Ervin Poston, died at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Russell Summerlin of Florence Wednesday morning after a
long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m.
Friday at Beulah Free Will Baptist Church near Coward. Burial will
be in the church cemetery by Morris Funeral Home. Mrs. Poston
was born in Coward, a daughter of Lloyd L. Poston and the late
Rebecca Matthews Poston. She was a member of Broad Street Church of
God in Hemingway. She was a graduate of J. C. Lynch School of
Coward. Surviving besides her husband of Hemingway and her
father of Lake City are two brothers, Tommy Poston of Lake City and
Jimmy Poston of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Summerlin of Florence
and Mrs. Johnny Rhames of Orangeburg. (Florence Morning News
-June 6, 1974......contributed by Andrew Staton)
Mrs. E. J.
Special of The State,
Timmonsville, Nov 6 - After an illness of only a few
hours, Mrs. E. J. Reynolds died at her home near Lamar Saturday
night. Her death came as a shock to the community, as she was
apparently in the best of health. Mrs. Reynolds was 62 years
of age and a highly devoted Christian woman. She was a
faithful member of the Lamar Baptist church. Surviving are her
husband and four children; Miss Alean Reynolds, Darrell reynolds and
Herbert Reynolds, all of Lamar, and Hobson Reynolds of Atlanta, who
arrived Sunday night for the funeral. Mrs. Reynolds also
leaves two sisters, Mrs. A.C. Sneed of Charleston and Mrs. Shepherd
of Lamar and a brother, Mr. McElville of Hartsville. The
funeral services took place at the home Monday morning.
Interment followed at the Lamar cemetery...transcribed by D.
Suddenly on November 4, 1964,
WALTER NORMAN, of 2608 Miles Avenue, the beloved son of William B.
Pearce and the late Lucy K. Lorren and beloved brother of Mrs.
Nellie M. Stitely, Mrs. E. Blanchard, of Newport News, VA., and Mrs.
J.E. Holliday, of Baton Rouge, LA. Family respectfully
requests friends to call from 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. daily at
the William, Cook Mansion, St. Paul and Preston streets where
services will be held on Monday at 10:30 Interment in the Baltimore
National Cemetery. [Baltimore Sun, 06 Nov 1964, Baltimore, Maryland,
contributed by Joe Pearce]
Funeral services for Walter N
Pearce, born in Florence, South Carolina, a cook for several
restaurants in Baltimore, over the years, will be held at 10:30 am
Monday at the Cook funeral establishment, St. Paul and Preston
streets. Mr. Pearce, who was 62, died Wednesday at the Fort Howard
Veterans Hospital. He was also a veteran of both World Wars I and
II, serving in the Army, and amassing a total of 21 years of Army
service before retiring. Surviving is his father, William B. Pearce;
and four sisters, Mrs. Nellie M. Stitely and Mrs. Gladys L.
O'Rourke, both of Baltimore; Mrs. E. Blanchard, of Newport News, VA.
And Mrs. J.E. Holliday, of Baton Rouge. LA. [The Baltimore Sun, Nov.
7, 1964 pg.13, contributed by Joe Pearce]
(1880 - 1968)
BALTIMORE, Md. -
William B. Pearce, 88, a native of Florence, died Sunday night in a
Baltimore hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will
be in Newport News, Va. Weymouth Funeral Home is on charge of
arrangements. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eddie Blanchard of Newport News.
Va., Mrs. Slitely of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Gladys O'Rouche of
California and Mrs. J. E. Holiday, New Orleans: two sisters, Mrs. G.
W. Richardson of Florence, Mrs. Irene Price of Charlotte, N. C.: and
two brothers J. O. Pearce of Florence and O. F. Pearce of Charlotte,
N. C. [16 May 1968, Florence Morning News, contributed
by Joe Pearce]
Mrs. Sallie P.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Sallie P. Richardson, 95 of 157 N. Harrell St. and widow of the late
George W. Richardson, will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Stoudenmire
Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson died
Saturday afternoon in Honorage Nursing Center after a long
illness. Mrs. Richardson was born in Darlington County,
daughter of the late Oliver and Anna Melton Pearce. She was a member
of the Central United Methodist Church. Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. George J. (Pauline) Brothers of Florence, and Mrs.
Donald (Georgia) Varrell of Rye, N.H., and Mrs. J.O. (Zelma) Howell
of Summerville, S.C. one son, Willard W. Richardson of Norfolk VA.
And two brothers J.O. Pearce of Florence, and Frank Pearce of
Charlotte, N.C. and ten grandchildren, and twenty four
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The family
will at home of Mrs. George Brothers, 1100 Heatherwood Circle. [22
Nov 1978, Florence Morning News, contributed by Joe
DILLON, March 24-Funeral
services for James Colin Pearce 65, who died at his home in Little
Rock this afternoon after a lingering illness, will be held from
Little Rock Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the
Rev. Paul Balson in charge assisted by the Rev. W.R. Sherwood.
Burial will be in Catfish Church Cemetery near Laita. The body will
lie in state in the Little Rock Church from 2 o'clock until the time
of the funeral. A son of the Late Jessie B. and Alice Cox
Pearce, he had lived for many years in Dilon County. He was for many
years superintendent of the Little Rock Baptist Sunday School and
was a deacon in the church, and was last year made a lifetime
deacon. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fanny Spearman Pearce,
formerly of Greenville; two children by this marriage, a son, Pat
and a daughter, Annie; eight children by a former marriage to the
late Nellie Stanton Pearce, Ellis Pearce of McColl, Paul Pearce of
Durham, LeGrande Pearce, of Winston-Salem, Mrs. W.H. Nelson of
Clinton, NC, Mrs. Monroe Tyler of Parismouth, VA, Mrs. Lloyd
McCollouth of Columbus, GA, Miss Ruth Pearce, Charleston and Mrs.
Leroy Allen of Piedmont. A son Cpl. Harold Pearce was reported
killed in action in Korea two weeks ago. Four brothers and five
sisters also survive. [Florence Morning News - Mar 25, 1953,
contributed by Joe Pearce]
William R Pearce
illness of several months W.R. Pearce died Saturday morning at his
home near Timmonsville. Mr. Pearce was a member of Pen?? Baptist
Church. He was well known and highly respected by all who knew him
and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his
death. He was 60 years of age. Mr. Pearce is survived by a widow who
was Miss Elizabeth Howard before her marriage, and six children, two
boys and four girls; Mrs. John McHugh of Tampa, FL, Mrs. J.D.
Broadway of Paxville, SC, Miss. Georgia Pearce of Timmonsville, Mrs.
Warren Saverane and Emmett Pearce of Timmonsville, and Walter Pearce
of Rocky Mount, NC. Also by nine grandchildren, three brothers and
three sisters, R.F. Pearce, R.D. Pearce, C.D. Pearce, Mrs. R.A.
Howard, Mrs. E.A. Young of Timmonsville and Mrs. T.E. T?? of
Madison, FL. The funeral was held at Sparrow Swamp church, Sunday
evening at 4 o'clock by Rev. Will Truluck. [Florence Morning News,
04 May 1930, contributed by Joe Pearce]
Killed in Action
Pearce was a member of the 24th Military Police Company, 24th
Infantry Division. He was killed in Action while fighting the
enemy in South Korea on July 20, 1950. Corporal Pearce was awarded
the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations
Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War
Service Medal. He is interred in Catfish Creek Baptist Church
Cemetery, Latta, Dillon County, South Carolina, USA. [contributed by
(1869 - 1944)
Darlington, March 11
- James Hartwell Pearce, Sr. 74, a retired farmer, died last night
on the Florence -Darlington Highway. He was born in Florence County,
the son of the late William Pearce and Mrs. Addie Burch Pearce. Mr.
Pearce is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lelin McClam Pearce and the
following children: Mrs. J.A. McInnes, Mrs. Oscar L Garland, Mrs.
Lucas E McIntosh, Miss Ann Pearce, Mrs. Charles J. Greene all of
Darlington; Mrs. Tom G Jordan of Hartsville, W.C. Pearce and E.M.
Pearce of Charlotte, J.H. Pearce, Jr. of Florence, L.W. Pearce of
Charleston, H.M Pearce of Darlington; two brothers and two sisters;
W.T. Pearce of Florence, J.M Pearce of Darlington, Mrs. Virginia
Coleman and Mrs. Daisy Lewis of Florence. Funeral services will be
held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the Trinity Methodist
church of which he was a member, conducted by the Rev. J.T. Feeler.
Burial will follow at Grove Hill cemetery. Florence Morning News, 12
Mar 1944 [contributed by Joe Pearce]
Josie Letha MIXON
Funeral services for Mrs. Josie
Mixon Pearce, 73, of 711 Gregg Avenue were conducted Thursday
afternoon in the Chapel of Stoudenmire Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock
by Rev. R. Wright Spears, pastor of Central Methodist Church,
assisted by Rev. James Tubbs. Interment followed in Ebenezer
Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were the following nephews,
Herbert Vaughan, Norfold Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, John T. Mixon,
Edward Mixon and Willie Mixon. In charge of the flowers were Mrs.
Herbert Vaughan and Mrs. Raymond Hatchell. The music was supplied
by, Mrs. Lawton DuBose and Mrs. Thornton Canada who sang "Shall We
Gather At the River", accompanied at the organ by Samuel Sharko,
musical director of The First Baptist Church. Mrs. Pearce died early
Wednesday morning following an illness of eight days. Surviving are
three sons, Grady Pearce of Florence, Harllie Pearce of Barnberg,
Norman Pearce of Walterboro; two daughters, Mrs. L.C. Smith of
Florence, Miss Annie Lee Pearce of Florence; one brother, Charlie
Mixon of Mebane, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Vaughan of Florence,
Mrs. Ida DuBose of Searey, Ark., and four grandchildren. Stoudenmire
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Florence Morning News -
10 DEC 1948, contributed by Joe Pearce]
Mrs. W.T. Pearce, 73, native and lifelong
resident of Florence, died in the McLeod Infirmary at 12:15 this
morning. Mrs. Pearce is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L.C. Smith
and Miss Annie Lee Pearce, both of Florence; three sons, Grady
Pearce, Florence; Harllee Pearce of Bamberg and Norman Pearce of
Walterboro. Funeral arrangements, incomplete at this time, will be
announced by the Stoudenmire Funeral Home. [Florence Morning News
Sunday, December 8, 1948, contributed by Joe Pearce]
(1875 - 1945)
Funeral services for, William
Thomas Pearce, 70, a retired farmer, who died Friday night after a
long illness, were held at Oullas Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at
2:30, o'clock with the Rev. Mark Osborne, pastor of the Ebenezer
Baptist church, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Julius E.
Clarke of the Central Methodist church. Interment was in the
Ebenezer Baptist church cemetery. Mr. Pearce was a life-long citizen
of Florence County. He was the son of the late W.H. Pearce and Mrs.
Ada Burch Pearce, both of Florence County. surviving are his widow,
Mrs. Josey Mixon Pearce of Cypress, Darlington county: three sons,
Harliee Pearce of Branberg, Norman Pearce of Walterboro and Grady
Pearce of Florence: two daughters, Mrs. L.C. Smith and Miss Annie
Lee Pearce, both of Florence: two sisters, Mrs. M.J. Coleman and
Mrs. Walter Lewis, both of Florence: three grandchildren, L.S.
Smith, Jr., Motte Pearce, Ernest Pearce, William Pearce, and Robert
Pearce. Honorary pallbearers were: Gregg Eagerton, Bootie Ward,
George Thorne, Charlie Paul, Rufus Ward and Leon Blackman. In charge
of the flowers were: Ms. A.K. Watts, Mrs. D.C. Jackson, and Mrs. ?
O. Vaughan, Mrs. Herbert Vaughan, Mrs. R.E. Royster, Mrs. J.A.
Stokes and Mrs. Ernest Pearce. Music was in charge of the Ebenezer
Baptist church choir. [Florence Morning News, 02 Jan 1946,
contributed by Joe Pearce]
Corinna Constance Pearce Reese
Colonial Heights, died peacefully on October 25, 2008 at home. Mrs.
Reese was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, but spent her life
as a homemaker and surrounded by family in Petersburg and Colonial
Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Raymond
Reese, her mother and father Annie Vivian and John Pearce and all
her siblings. She is survived by six children and their spouses,
four daughters, Juanita R. Wells, of Atlanta, Ga., Carole R. Taylor
of Richmond, Sandra R. Blaha and husband John of Colonial Heights,
P. Kaye Kennedy and husband Louis, of Chesterfield, two sons David
Raymond Reese, Jr. and wife Brenda of Dinwiddie and Ronald G. Reese
of Gulf Breeze, Fla. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren,
Berkely Taylor-Allen and husband Larry of Hanover, Rob Taylor and
fiancée Carter Berkeley of Hanover, Maryland, Scott Wells and wife
Betsy of Atlanta, Ga., David Raymond Reese III and wife Brandi of
Dinwiddie, Mary Kathryn (Katie) Reese of Chesterfield, Caitlin and
Matt Reese of Richmond, Joshua Fannin and wife Candace of Prince
George and Peyton Fannin of Richmond. Her step grandchildren include
Catherine Blaha and fiancé Jimmy Pelton of Colonial Heights,
Brittany Kennedy of Midlothian, Brock Kennedy and wife Amy of
Jacksonville, NC and Blake Kennedy of Chesterfield. She also has two
great grandchildren Corbin and Carson Allen of Hanover and one great
step-grandchild Matthew Gauldin of Prince George. Mrs. Reese was
also blessed by two loving and caring caregivers that remained by
her side Mrs. Rhyvan Gilliam and Mrs. Florence Whittaker. Graveside
funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Blandford
Cemetery, Petersburg. [contributed by Joe Pearce]
Mrs. Ella Mae Pearce Furcola,
native of Florence, now of Westerly, RI died at her home there
following a brief illness. She had recently visited here. Funeral
services will be held at Winston-Salem, NC, sometime next week
pending arrival of news from her husband, serving in Germany. In
addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Romana Cook;
and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. S.A. DeBerry of
Pamplico, Mrs. Brant Watford of Timmonsville, Mrs. R.P. Alford of
Winston-Salem, Miss Lucille Pearce, Miss Doris Pearce and Geneva
Pearce, all of Columbia, Edward Pearce of Columbia, and another
brother who is serving in the Panama Canal Zone. Her step-mother,
Mrs Sidney Hayes of Lake View, also survives. [Florence Morning
News, Sunday, July 1, 1945, contributed by Joe Pearce]
FLORENCE - Graveside services
for Frances Spivey Pearce will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April
10, 2005, in Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, directed by
Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Miss Pearce, 60, died Thursday, April 7,
in a local hospital after a brief illness. Miss Pearce attended
Florence schools and graduated from Central Wesleyan College. She
worked in Columbia for the Commission for the Blind, where she was
an assistant in the plant horticultural department. She returned to
Florence and worked for the Pee Dee Experimental Station and then
for the Triple R Farms Nursery. Becoming a Master Gardener was a
highlight in her love for plants. Miss Pearce's love for her
community was shown in many ways, including her long participation
in the Special Olympics and taking part in the Pee Dee Heart Walks
as many years as possible. She enjoyed music. She played the piano
and guitar and sang in her church choir. Ceramics was a hobby she
enjoyed throughout life. Miss Pearce was active in Sunday school and
youth work at the First Presbyterian Church and was later active in
the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Her faith was exuberant. Miss
Pearce was the daughter of the late Laura Spivey and Frank McLeod
Pearce. Her survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane
and Evans P. Holland. Also surviving are two nieces, Laura and
husband Tolman Geffs of Greenwich, CT, and Cille and husband Chris
Scott of Columbia, SC, and a nephew, Dr. Evans P. Holland, Jr. and
wife Helen of Florence. The family will receive friends at 814
Greenway Drive. Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian
Church, 2301 W. Second Loop Road, Florence, SC 29501. [contributed
by Joe Pearce]
Grady Levine Pearce, 68,
retired movie projector operator of 826 Waverly Ave, died at 1:30 pm
Monday in a Florence hospital after being in declining health for
several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm Wednesday
in the Stoudenmire Chapel by the Rev. William Jones. Burial will be
in Mt. Hope Cemetery. He was born in Florence County a son of the
late W.T. and Josie Mixon Pearce. He has lived in Florence all of
his life and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Avant Pearce of Florence; one
brother, Harlee J. Pearce of Bamberg; two sisters Mrs C.W. (Annie
Lee) Rivers and Mrs Eloise Smith, both of Florence. Friends may call
at 826 Waverly Ave and 900 Cherokee Road or at the Stoudenmire
Funeral Home. [Florence Morning News - 04 JUN 1969, contributed by
KINGSTREE - James Austin Pearce,
52, of Runnemeade N.J., died Thursday afternoon in a Williamsburg
County hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday in Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Byrd
Cemetery in Timmonsville. Mr. Pearce was born in Florence County, a
son of the late Mamie Oliver Pearce and Morris H. Pearce. He was a
veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cartersville Baptist
Church. He attended schools in Florence County. Surviving are a
brother, M.H. Pearce Jr. of Paris, Ky.; nine sisters, Mrs. J. M.
Deane of Carrolton, Ala., Mrs. J.F. Sheppard of Englewood, Fla.,
Mrs. J.S. Campbell of Hartsville, Mrs. Charlie Griggs of Hartsville,
Mrs. Francis Rogers of Hartsville, Mrs. Lea Ripka of Runnemeade,
N.J., Miss Doris Pearce of Lausdale, Pa., Mrs. Otis Kempson of
Kingstree and Mrs. Miriam Sherman of Philadelphia, Pa. [Florence
Morning News - Saturday, 12 AUG 1967, contributed by Joe
(1956-2010) - PAMPLICO
Pearce, 53, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in a Florence nursing
home. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Highland Park
United Methodist Church with entombment following in Hopewell
Presbyterian Cemetery directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Mrs.
Pearce, wife of James Harllee Pearce, was born in Florence a
daughter of the late LaFoye E. and Faye Rowe Norris. She was a
graduate of The College of Charleston and was a Certified Public
Accountant employed as a vice president of residential loan
operations at Washington Mutual. Mrs. Pearce was a member of
Highland Park United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her
husband of the home are a sister, Cindy (Jake) Stroup of Florence;
an aunt, Foye Matthews of Florence; and cousins, Susan Urquhart of
Florence and Pam (Scotty) Campbell of Lake City; nieces Jessica
Stroup and Amy Lewis; and nephews, Jason Stroup and David (Natalie)
Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the
funeral home. [contributed by Joe Pearce]
Mrs. Velma Register
Funeral services for Mrs. J.O.
Pearce will be conducted at 2:30 pm Friday in Bethesda Presbyterian
Church by the Rev. J.E. Cousar Jr. and the Rev. Robert M. Hart.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, directed by Waters Funeral
Home. Pallbearers will be Monroe W. Brown, Floyd Johnson, Voight
Broome, Frank A. Hunter, Walter Johnson, and W.E. Winchester. Honor
bearers will be James Harrell, Hazel A. Gregg, H. Robinson, Mrs.
Voight Broome, and Floyd Johnson. Mrs. Pearce, the former Miss Velma
Register, died Wednesday afternoon in a local Hospital after a long
illness. Surviving are her husband, J.O. Pearce of Florence; two
daughters, Mrs. Barbara P. Lassiter of Charleston, and Mrs. Ralph E.
Bailey Sr. of Florence; a son, K.E. Pearce of Corcoran Calif.;
eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Contributions
may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
[contributed by Joe Pearce]
Norman "Willie" Pearce,
50, died at a local hospital early Thursday morning after an illness
of several months. Funeral services will be conducted at 3pm Friday
in the Stoudenmire Chapel by the Rev. W.M. Quimn pastor of the
Southern Methodist Church of the Nazarene of Florence. Burial will
be in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will
be James Edward Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, Norfold M. Vaughan, D.C.
Jackson, Hoy Strawn and D.C. Moody Jr. Mr. Pearce was born August
27, 1906, in Florence, a son of the late "Willie" Thomas and Josie
Mixon Pearce, both natives of Florence County. He had made his home
in Florence all of his life with the exception of 18 years that he
lived in Walterboro, SC, having moved back to Florence about a year
ago. He was a resident of 106 South Gaillard St. He was a member of
the Southern Methodist Church of Florence. Surviving are his widow,
Mrs. Donie Hiott Pearce of Florence; one son Ellison Willie Pearce
of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Lee Rivers and Mrs Eloise
Smith, both of Florence; two brothers, Grady Pearce of Florence and
Harlle J. Pearce of Bamberg, SC. The body will remain at Stoudenmire
Funeral Home until the hour of service. [Florence Morning News -
Friday morning, February 1, 1957, contributed by Joe
Paul C Pearce, Jr., 81,
resident of 102 Oakwood Drive, Greenwood, SC, died Friday, September
28, 1990 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, following an extended
illness. Born in Florence, SC, he was the son of the late Paul C and
Annie Miller Pearce. Before his retirement, he was employed with
Greenwoods Mills. He was a member of the Savannah River Beagle Club,
Edgefield, SC and attended Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood.
During World War II, he served with the US Navy. Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Lessie Kazimer Pearce; three step-sons, Gary D. Bell and
John M. Bell, both of Greenville and Larry E Bell of Anderson; three
sisters, Mrs. Orelle P Weeks and Mrs. Virginia P Putnam, both of
Greenville and Mrs. Inez P Long of Columbia; three brothers, Brooks
Pearce of Laurens, Frank Pearce of Greenville and Harold Pearce of
Dothan, AL; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4pm Sunday at the Chapel of
the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland East
Memorial Park. The family is at the home of his step-son, John M.
Bell, 118 Spring Loop, Simpsonville. [contributed by Joe
(1882 - 1976)
Funeral services for Mrs.
Sallie P Richardson, of 157 N Harrell St and widow of the late
George W. Richardson, will be Monday at 3 pm in the Stoudenmire
Chapel. Burial will be in Mt Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson died
Saturday afternoon in Honorage Nursing Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late
Oliver and Anna Melton Pearce. She was a member of the Central
United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George
J (Pauline) Brothers of Florence, and Mrs. Donald (Georgia) Yarrell
of Rye, N.H. And Mrs. J.O. (Zelma) Howell of Summerville, S.C., one
son Willard W Richardson of Norfolk VA and two brothers, J.O. Pearce
of Florence and Frank Pearce of Charlotte, NC and ten grandchildren,
and twenty for great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will be at the home of Mrs. George Brothers, 1100
Heatherwood Circle. [Florence Morning News 22 NOV 1976, contributed
by Joe Pearce]