INDIAN LAND -- Mr. James Elmore Pierce, 97, previously of Rock Hill and Lancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at RoseCrest Nursing Home in Inman.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday at Belair United Methodist Church in Indian Land. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Tony Adams and Ray Hellings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Born in Belair Community of Indian Land, Mr. Pierce was a son of the late James Robert Pierce and Azalea Howie Pierce. He graduated from Indian Land High School and Rutherford Junior College and attended Wofford College. Mr. Pierce was a retired furniture merchant and served as City of Lancaster Clerk and Treasurer. He was a member of the Rock Hill and Lancaster Lions Club, the Rock Hill Masonic Lodge, and a charter member of the Lancaster Moose Lodge. Mr. Pierce was a member of Belair United Methodist Church and was a former member of the S.C. State Guard. He enjoyed gardening and oil painting. He was the widower of Dorothy Steele Pierce.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, James E. Jr. and Jane Pierce of Moore; two grandchildren, James Robert Pierce of Long Beach, Calif. and Jeffrey Scott Pierce (Elizabeth) of Greenwood; five sisters, Bobbie Johnson and Lucille Patterson, both of Indian Land, Inez Sims of Monroe, N.C., Sarah Gunter of Charlotte, N.C. and Ann Danner of Laurel, Miss.; a brother, Joseph L. Pierce of McDonough, Ga. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Robert Pierce and two sisters, Betty Jackson and Dorys Frank.
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Memorials may be made to Belair United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, SC 29707.
Wolfe Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.