Margie Erma Pierson, 89, of Steubenville, OH, formerly of Webster County, died on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Carriage Inn of Steubenville, She was born in Webster County, Sept. 13, 1921, daughter of the late Oscar and Blanch Mae Cochran McCourt. She was a homemaker, attended Union Valley Union Church, where she sang with the Union Valley Gospel Singers. She lived most of her life in Webster County.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Freeman "Bill" Pierson, grandson: Richard Lee Shiar, brothers: Harry Gordon McCourt, Boyd Hartsel McCourt, Burton Delmont McCourt, and Ishmald Fulton McCourt, and sisters: Sophia Pauline Carpenter and Irene McCourt.
She is survived by her son: Raymond Junior Pierson of Smyrna, SC, daughter: Nellie Shiar of Steubenville, OH, brother: Major McCourt of Waterford, OH, sisters: Geneva Rook of Creston, OH and Jenean Fetzer of Medina, OH, grandchildren: Russell Joseph Shiar, Karen Marie Grimm, Tracy, Tina and Justin Pierson, 9 great grandchildren, sister in law: Ruth McCourt of Medina, OH, and brother in law:
Elvin "Buck" Pierson of Cowen, WV.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Fetzer officiating. Burial will follow in Harrison Cochran Cemetery, Webster Springs. Friends may call on Monday, June 13, from 6-9 p.m.