Mrs. Annie Loretta Feagle Pearce, 95 of Lake City, broke out of her earthly bonds on April 3, 2013 at home following a lengthy illness and went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Lake City, Florida on June 5, 1917 to the late Shelton and Annie Witt Feagle and was a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She was a granddaughter to the late William Feagle, one of the founding families of Columbia County. Mrs. Pearce was married to the late Elton Ellis Pearce on April 12, 1936 and they were married for 53 years until his passing in 1990. Mrs. Pearce played "Jump Center" on the women's basketball team and graduated in 1935 from the Mason City High School. She was the oldest living member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Women's group, taught Sunday school and the Luther League and sang in the choir. She loved going to church when able, sewing, gardening, her flowers, embroidery, cross stitching and fishing. Mrs. Pearce was a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and the oldest living female farmer in Columbia County. She enjoyed helping others in the community, taking care of sick families, cooking for her neighbors and providing shelter to those in need.
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Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her beloved in –laws, Paul and Nettie Witt Pearce, her brothers; Shelton Byrd, Andrew, Clarence, Richard and Wilson Feagle; her half-brother, Barney Feagle; her adopted brother, Davey P. Smith Feagle; her sisters, Mamie Jordan, Clara Haltiwanger and Mary Lawson; one grandson, Ladison Byars II and other nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Pearce Ware and son-in-law, Robert Ware of Lake City; two grandsons, Paul Byars and Daniel Taylor both of Lake City; special nieces, Jackie Haltiwanger Crews, Suwannee, FL and Laura Rowe, Lake City; and many other beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Lay Assistant Minister Patrick Lee officiating and a eulogy given by George Moultrie. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to Haven Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY Funeral Home, Lake City. guerryfuneralhome.net
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Apr. 5, 2013