Funeral services for Dorothy Pearce of Tioga, 84-year-old retired
educator, who died Saturday, October 31, 1998 in Wilson N. Jones Hospital
in Sherman, were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 4, at the Huff/Slay
Funeral Chapel in Pilot Point. Burial was in the Collinsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearce was born in Venus, Texas on December 4, 1913, the daughter
of Earl and Ada Winn and married Milton Pearceon May 26, 1934 in Collinsville.
She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in 1934 with
a BA degree. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Her teaching career began in a one-room school in the Lovejoy community
and continued for 31 years in various schools throughout Grayson County.
She was an active member of the North Texas Fine Arts Association and the
Preceded in death by her husband, Milton Pearce, in 1987, she is
survived by one daughter, Betty Turner, two sons, Donald W. and James Pearce,
two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Services Held for former C'ville superintendent
Services for Milton Pearce, 76, of Tioga, were held Saturday, May
23, at 2 p.m. at the Huff-Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point with Rev. Carroll
Caddell officiating. Burial was in Collinsville Cemetery.
Mr. Pearce died Friday, May 22, 1987, at Baylor Medical Center in
He was born July 19, 1910, in Collinsville to the late J.A. Pearce
and Celia Tuck. He married Dorothy Winn May 26, 1934 in Collinsville.
Mr. Pearce was a retired educator. He earned his master's
in education and bachelor's in math and physics at North Texas State Teacher's
College and began his teaching career in the Sperry Community. In
1936, he became a teacher in Collinsville until World War II, when he joined
He left eh Navy as Lt. Cmdr. Pearce and returned to Collinsville,
where he taught for 18 years, holding the positions of teacher, coach,
principal and superintendent. He coached Collinsville to the 1956
Girls Class B State Basketball Championship and the 1958 Girls Class B
His final assignment was in 1972 at Howe High School and he was
also a member of the board of directors for Region 10 Education Center
in Richardson, The Texoma Rock Hounds and the Tioga AARP. He was
also a member of Tioga's First Methodist Church.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Pearce of Tioga; sons, James Earl
Pearce of Alvarado and Donald Wayne Pearce of Norman; daughter, Betty Turner
of Granbury; sister, Mary Fields of Oregon; and two grandchildren.
Tioga - Services for Milton Pearce of Tioga, 76-year-old retired
educator who died Friday iN Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, will be held
at 2 p.m. Saturday in Huff/Slay Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Point.
Rev. Carroll Caddell will officiate and burial will be in Collinsville
Mr. Pearce was born in Collinsville, the son of J.A. Pearce and
Celia Tuck Pearce, and married Dorothy Winn on May 26, 1934, in Collinsville.
He graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in 1936 with
a master's degree in education and undergraduate degree in math and physics.
Mr. Pearce was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy as a
lieutenant commander. He began his teaching career in 1931 in the
Sperry community, and in 1936 he began teaching in Collinsville, where
he remained until entering the service. He returned to teaching in
1953 and continued teaching in Collinsville for 18 years, also serving
as coach, principal and superintendent. He taught in Howe in 1972.
Mr. Pearce as a member of the board of directors for Region 10 Education
Center in Richardson, Texoma Rock Hounds, Tioga American Association of
Retired Persons, and the First United Methodist Church of Tioga.
Surviving are his wife; sons, James Earl Pearce of Alvarado and
Donald Wayne Pearce of Norman, Okla.; daughter, Betty Turner of Granbury;
sister, Mary Fields of Oregon; and two grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.