Born 8-11-1921 -- Died 1-5-2003
Thelma Dora Pearce, age 81, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Piedmont, Mo., and passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at the National Healthcare Center in West Plains, Mo.,
Survivors include three children -- Jeannie Stairs of Alton, Mo., Janet Lea Pearce of Farmington, Mo., and Russell D. Pearce, Jr. of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters -- Phyllis Copeland of Gamaliel, Ark., and Agnes Phillips of Blackstone, Va.; one brother, Donald McAllister of St. Louis, Mo., and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Wiley McAllister and Ethel Moore-McAllister; her husband, Russell Pearce; one son, Keith Pearce and three brothers -- Norman, Gail and Clyde McAllister.
Services were Jan. 8, 2003, at the Clary Chapel with Bro. Clarence Burton officiating. Interment was in the Bailey Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Alton.