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.
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.