Pierson, Alfred 2006

Obituary – Alfred Pierson
Contributed by Merry Anne Pierson
The Morning Journal, Lisbon, OH
Thursday 9 Nov 2006

Alfred Pierson

East Liverpool- Alfred J. Pierson, 78, of Ninth Avenue, LaCroft, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at his home following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 21, 1928, in Falls Creek, Pa., a son of the late Charles Morgan Pierson, Sr. and Louise Hinks Pierson Smith, he had lived since 1931 in East Liverpool, other than eight years spent in Lisbon. A member of Glenmoor Presbyterian Church, he was a Nationwide Insurance Agent for 35 years, retiring in 1993.

An avid golfer, he was also a 32nd Degree mason with a membership in East Liverpool Masonic Lodge #681.

His wife, Ione Ebert Pierson, whom he married Feb. 20, 1949, survives at home.

Also surviving are two daughters, Merry Anne Pierson and her husband Dr. Thomas Shultz, of Nashville, Tenn., and Nancy Heaton and her husband Edward Sr. of Port Washington, Wis., and two sons, Allen R. Pierson and his wife Peggy, of East Liverpool, and James “Sam” Pierson and his wife, Kara, of Wellsville. There are eight grandchildren, Jill (Jim) Riccardo, Jodi (Shawn) Hughes, Juli Pierson, Nicholas (Alicia) Arnold, Randi Arnold, Ashley Pierson, McKenna Pierson and Regan Pierson; three great grandchildren, Jenna Riccardo, Leah Riccardo and Devyn Arnold; one step- grandchild, Raymond Shultz.

A sister-in-law, Claudie Pierson of Newell, WV and a brother-in-law, John Ebert of Lisbon, also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Morgan Pierson, Jr. and George H. Pierson, and by a daughter Penny Jo Pierson, who died in 1954.

Services are to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dawson Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Vel Vais of Glenmoor Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Mark Dunn of 1st Evangelical Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Burial is to be in Lisbon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to MVI Hospice Care, 4891 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505 or to helping Hands of Glenmoor Presbyterian Church, 16410 Lisbon Street, East Liverpool.