William Pearce
Funeral services for William H. Pearce, 66, Route 1, Woodlawn, will be 
held at 2 pm. 
Tuesday at the Pyatt Funeral Home in Ashley with the Rev. Denny Steed 
Burial will follow in Oddfellows-Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call prior to the funeral hour Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pearce, a retired employee of Wagner Electric in Mt. Vernon, died
at 3:48 pm Friday in Good Samaratian Hospital.

He was born in Arkansas, Nov. 11, 1917, the son of William and Pearl 
(Grimes)Pearce.  In September 1939, in Arkansas, he married Mona Pauline 
Sexton, who survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors includes two son, Dean Pearce of 
Maryland and Ronnie Pearce of St. Louis.; three daughters, Pearline Pepion of 
Kansas, Wanda Ferguson of Woodlawn and Donna Pearle of Belleville; one brother, 
Marvin Pearce of De Soto, Missouri; one sister, Alice Estes of 
Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

Mr. Pearce was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodlawn and the 
International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. 

He was preceeded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

February 27, 1984 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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