SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. –– William J. Pierce, 52, formerly of Abilene, died Tuesday, May 2, 2013, at his home in San Francisco, Calif., of cancer.
He was the son of the late Robert L. Pierce and Jean Pierce (McKenzie, Topeka); brother of Robert L. Pierce II, Wichita, and Nancy J. Pierce, Weston, Fla.; partner of Mark Isaacs.
A private interment will be at Liberty Cemetery, Upland at a later date.
Martha C. Southern
Martha C. Southern, 64, Abilene, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina.
She was born May 1, 1949 in Buncombe County, N.C. the daughter of Jess and Athelen (Surrett) West. Martha was a homemaker.
On Feb. 28, 2009 she married William “Jeff” Southern in Abilene. He survives of the home. She is also survived by her son Doug Moore of Abilene; stepsons Mike Southern, Jason Southern; stepdaughters Casey Wright, Brandi Reed; brothers Eddie West, Joe West, and a sister Lisa Gage; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Abilene with Reverend Richard and Cindy Middleton.
Cremation is planned. There will be no visitation. Martha’s final resting place will be in the Lyona Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third, Abilene, KS 67410.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.