James Daniel Pierce

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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James Daniel Pierce, 95, of Linden died August 17, 2019 at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Pierce was born March 3, 1924 in Gadsden, Alabama to Johnnie H. and Sula Mae Pierce. Mr. Pierce loved politics and hated to lose! He loved to get involved, loved to talk, and loved people. He was instrumental in helping many people get elected to public office. He served two terms on the Linden City Council, served on the Department of Pensions and Securities Board, the Housing Authority Board, and the Marengo Nursing Home Board for many years. He worked at Lone Star Cement Company for 37 years before he retired. He did not stop, he started welding and was a welder for many companies and individuals for many years. He was also a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn W. Pierce, whom he married on May 28, 1944.

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He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Charles) Moore; grandson, Christopher (Leah) Moore; granddaughter, Cindi (Dennis) Breckenridge; two great-granddaughters, Marti (Blake) Ratcliff and Jordyn Moore; two great-grandsons, Ramsey Moore and Hutson Breckenridge; and a great-great-granddaughter, Hadley Lynn Ratcliff.

Graveside funeral services were held at Linden Memorial Park on Tuesday, August 20, at 11 a.m. with Paul Whitcomb officiating.

Active Pallbearers were: Christopher Moore, Ramsey Moore, Blake Ratcliff, Hutson Breckenridge, Alex Cooper, Charles Casper and DeDe Burpo.

Honorary Pallbearers were: Jeremy Walker, Jimmy Marlowe, Kenneth Harrell, Newton Allinder, Larry Schroeder, the late Jimmy Pope, Robert and Julia Dixon, Byron and June Vice, Mrs. Jean Spears, Mrs. Marvene Pickard, Ms. Deborah Hampton, Mrs. Loeletha Rowser, and all the nurses, staff, and residents at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home, and Dr. Ronnie Chu.

Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.