Published 12:00 am Monday, June 1, 2009

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Charlotte J. Pierce, 88, of Franklin Furnace, passed away, Saturday, May 30, 2009, at a local health care center. She was born July 13, 1920, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Harry and Harriett Black Ward.
She was a retired supervisor at Rollyson’s Aluminum Co., South Point with 25 years’ service. She graduated from Ironton High School and was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Ashland, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Prim, her second husband, Leslie Pierce; three sisters, Emma Shope, Alma Pulley and Mary Collier; and two brothers, Earl Ward and William Ward.
She is survived by a son, David Pierce, of Franklin Furnace; Lisa Pierce, of Franklin Furnace; Debbie Pierce, of Ironton; a grandson and his wife, Sean D. and Michelle Pierce of Ironton; a granddaughter, Alisha L. Pierce of Franklin Furnace; and great-grandchildren, Brea, Bradley and Karlee Pierce.
Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Evangelist Sean Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth St., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. Those who wish to make condolences to the family, please visit

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