YOUNGSVILLE --Edith Alford Pearce, 85, died Monday evening, Aug. 1, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service honoring her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Snead officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford and James Hyatt Alford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Pearce Sr.; one grandson; and four brothers.
Surviving: daughters; Pamela Pearce Woodruff (Woody) of Youngsville, Elaine Pearce Bunn (Wayne) of Pilot; a son, William Pearce Jr. (Betty) of Youngsville; sisters; Kathleen Perry of Youngsville and Etta Hawley of Fuquay-Varina; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Christian Baptist Church, 8225 Mitchell Mill Road, Zebulon, NC 27597.
Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 Wednesday evening, Aug. 3, at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest.