Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Obit: Arlie Wesley Pierce

Arlie Wesley Pierce
27 January 1898 MS - 7 March 1993 MS
Son of Eddie Wesley Pierce & Alice Lenoir Brock

Arlie was the husband of Lyda Mearl Brown, my great aunt. Lyda was the mother of the children named in this obituary. Lyda died in 1979. She is not mentioned in this obituary but it does reveal that he had a second wife. 

Arlie W. Pierce

Tylertown. Arlie Wesley Pierce, 96, of Tylertown, died March 7, 1993 at Seventh Ward General Hospital in Hammond, La. Services were 1 pm today in Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. A. J. Lovas and the Rev. Carl Case officiated. Burial was in Tylertown Cemetery. Mr. Pierce was born Jan. 27, 1897 in Old Pike County. He was the son of Eddie Wesley Pierce and Alice Lenoir Brock Pierce. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Lexie Mae Thompson Pierce of Kentwood, La.; two sons, E. J. Pierce of Tylertown and Malcolm Pierce of Mobile, Ala.; three daughters, Iris Brock of Chickasaw, Ala., Wesley Leissinger of Metairie, La., and Betty Jane Pierce of Tylertown; one sister, WIlda Smith of Tylertown, eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren.

Source: Arlie Wesley Pierce (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 9 Mar 1993) 12; digital image, Accessed February 2018.

Photograph from FindAGrave
Memorial #101806348


  1. Was the 2nd wife news to you? I have been surprised a couple times to find a 2nd wife, usually entering the picture late in life.

    1. Wendy, I did not know about the second wife & still do not know her name.

  2. So this is one of those lines that makes us cousins. I copied the Obit to my database referencing your blogpost as the source.

    1. I know his mother was Alice L Brock but I do not know her parents. I have no information on her besides her name & husband, Ed Wesley Pierce.

  3. Arlie and Lyda Pierce were my grandparents.


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