JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Harry Pierce, 94, Bonnie, died 4:10 p.m. Nov. 13, 1999, at 
St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, Mt. Vernon. Mr. Pierce worked in the Mt. Vernon car 
shops, then retired from farming. He was born Dec. 15, 1904, in Bonnie, a son of 
William Franklin and Cora (Knowles) Pierce. His wife, Janice (Brumfield) Pierce, 
survives. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Memorial 
Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Dr. Jimmie Fitzjerrells officiating. Those 
attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no 
visitation. Johnston Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, is in charge of the arrangements. 
In addition to his wife, Mr. Pierce is survived by two sons, Bill Pierce and 
wife JoAnn of Bonnie and Donald Pierce and wife Brenda of Mt. Vernon; a 
daughter, Darleen Allen and husband Lowell of Bonnie; three stepsons, Kenneth 
Brumfield and wife Marsha of Belle Rive, Kevin Brumfield of Vernon and Kelly Joe 
Brumfield of Bonnie; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one 
great-great-grandson; and two nieces. Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his 
parents; his first wife, Dora Mae (Upton) Pierce; three sons, Larry Dean, John 
Robert and Harry Lynn; one brother; and three sisters. 
 
 
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