The following is the Obituary of my grandfather, ARTHUR FRANKLIN "FRANK" PIERCE, who was born on 8/7/1894 at REEVES Farm in Young County, lived in Woodson for many years, and died on 12/10/1964. He was the first-born of JESSE B. PIERCE, b. 1860 Clinton Co., KY, and wife Esther Lucretia "ELLA" REEVES, b. 1867 Clinton Co., KY.
JESSE and ELLA migrated to Young County abt. 1885, along with ELLA's parents and 12 siblings and their families. ELLA's parents were ARTHUR DUFFIELD REEVES and MARY ANN "POLLY" BURCHETT, who died in 1899 and 1921 respectively and are buried along with other kin at REEVES CEMETERY at the family farm. JESSE and ELLA are buried at WOODSON CEMETERY, Woodson, Throckmorton Co., TX.
OBITUARY OF ARTHUR FRANKLIN PIERCE
"The Odessa American", Odessa, Ector Co., TX
Funeral services for Frank Pierce, 70, 1205 Bluebonnet, a resident of Odessa for 15 years, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church, with Rev. Wilburn J. Mindel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Paul A. Rix Funeral Home.
Pierce, a retired pipeline construction worker, died this morning in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Big Spring. He had been in the hospital since November.
He was born Aug. 7, 1894 in Graham, Tex. and served in both the Navy and the Marines [in World War I, in Germany and France]. He came to Odessa from Woodson, Tex.
Survivors include his wife [CLEO ADELE HARLING]; three brothers, Jesse Lee PIERCE, Three Rivers, N.M., Ralph Stanton PIERCE, Fort Worth, Tex., and Bruce "Roger" PIERCE, Fort Sumner, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Dickenson, Melrose, N.M., and Mrs. Byrd Roberts, Okinawa, Japan; two sons, John Weston PIERCE, Crane, and Jesse Harling "Hap" PIERCE, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. C.H. HARVEY [Billye Jean PIERCE], Ingleside, Tex., and Mrs. Will Rush [Charlene PIERCE], Dallas, Tex., 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
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