From our October 26, 2000 edition.
services for Mary B. Pierce were held at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 13,
2000, at Southside Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mario Ramos, officiating.
Interment was held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery under the
direction of Southside Funeral Home in San Antonio.
Pierce died on Saturday, October 7, 2000.
She was born April 2, 1913, in Gainesville, Texas.
Pierce was the youngest of three brothers and two sisters.
She lived in Donley County where she met and married Guy S. Pierce,
the Sheriff of Clarendon. At the age of 17, Mary B. Pierce was the youngest jailer in
the United States. During
their 10-year tenure as Sheriff, there were several occasions when Mrs.
Pierce was instrumental in capturing runaway criminals.
During Mr. Pierce’s term, both children, Joy and Coy, were born
in the jailhouse at the city square.
After the war the Pierces settled in Devine, Texas, where they
operated a family lumber business. Their
move to San Antonio was in 1944. Mrs.
Pierce was active as a homemaker and was in retail sales.
Later she became a Real Estate Representative and spent her career
working for Henley Realty. Mrs.
Pierce was active in South San
Baptist Church for the past ten years.
was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, and daughter, Joy.
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