Jess Pierce Obituary

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Jess Pierce, World War Veteran, Dies
Manila, Ark., April 17.-- Jess Newton Pierce, World War veteran and former deputy constable of the Big Lake township, died at his home one mile south of Manila yesterday noon. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke with which he was stricken 24 hours before. Born in Tremble, Tenn., he moved to Manila in 1914. When the United States entered the First World War he enlisted and was among the first soldiers to go overseas. He received a wound in the arm in the Argonne Forest battle. Later he served for four years as deputy constable and more recently was farming. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives from Flint, Mich., but military rites will be held Thursday afternoon with the Dud Cason post of Blytheville in charge. He is survived by one son, Jess Pierce Jr., of Manila; four brothers, A.T. and H.S. Pierce of Manila, and E.J. and Howard Pierce of Flint, and four sisters, Mrs. Ed Ashabranner, Mrs. Don Tatum, Mrs. Cora Wright and Mrs. Vera Odum, all of Manila. source: Blytheville Courier News Blytheville, Arkansas, Wednesday, April 17, 1940