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James Russell Pierce, 78, Adair County, KY native

James Russell Pierce, 78, of Summer Shade, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville.

He was born April 15, 1943, in Adair County, to the late George Russell and Mary Magdalene Cabbell Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kerry Shawn Pierce, one brother, George Carl Pierce and three sisters, Louella Richards, Mattie Pearl Richards and Elizabeth Richards. At the time of his death, he was employed by Walmart in Glasgow.

Survivors include:

His wife - Barbara Willis Pierce of Summer Shade

One son - James Stacey Pierce, formerly of Russell Springs

A daughter-in-law - Kelly Brown Pierce of Russell Springs

One sister - Martha Cundiff of Scottsville

Three grandchildren

Special Nephew and Niece - Donald A. Richards and Direnda Richards of Breeding

Several other relatives and friends

Graveside service - Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 3pmCT at Harrods Fork Cemetery with Bro. Roger Poynter officiating. Burial to follow.

There will be no public visitation. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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James Russell Pierce, 78, of Summer Shade, KY

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