Services for Beamon Eric Pierce were held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Billy James and the Rev. William Savell officiated. Burial followed in Bethsaida Cemetery.

Mr. Pierce, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of the Bethsaida community of Neshoba County. Mr. Pierce was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Pierce of Philadelphia; sons, Glen Pierce and Kenny Pierce, both of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Nadine Weatherford of Spanish Fort, Ala.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Annie Pierce; sisters, Norma Winstead, Mildred Savell, Winnie Savell, and Imogene Pierce; and brothers, Buford Pierce and Oren Pierce.

Pallbearers were Robert Hall, Kevin Smith, Edwin Hardy, Lenny Pierce, Rodney Ridout, Tim Mowdy, Maxie Savell, and Zack Winstead.