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Alfred J. Pierce Jr., 64 financial consultant

Alfred J. Pierce Jr., a financial consultant, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at Union Hospital in Cecil County. He was 64 and lived in Lewisville, Pa.

Born in Conshohocken, Pa., Mr. Pierce was a self-employed financial consultant primarily in the Philadelphia area. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in nearby Elkton, and enjoyed his grandchildren and playing golf.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church, with burial at the church cemetery in Cherry Hill.

Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Jane Cahill; two sons, Thomas S. Pierce of Baltimore and Alfred J. Pierce III of Swarthmore, Pa.; a daughter, Meg Pierce Williamson of Wilmington, Del.; four brothers, Joseph Pierce of Omaha, Neb., Gerard Pierce of Conshohocken, Donald Pierce of Norristown, Pa., and Edward Pierce of Malvern, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Minnie E. Wilson, 100, generous to the needy

Minnie E. Wilson, who was mindful of the needs of the homeless and was always ready with a sandwich or a kind word, died Oct. 7 of respiratory failure at Maryland General Hospital. She was 100.

Mrs. Wilson, who lived on Harlem Avenue for the past 20 years and had been a longtime resident of South Sharp Street, was a deeply religious woman and was affectionately known as "Granny" to family and neighbors.

Her generosity and concern for the needy won her many friends.

"She wasn't afraid to open her heart and door to anyone who was in need," said a grandson, Frank Johnson of Baltimore.

"She wouldn't give them money but would offer them food and a little advice," said a granddaughter, Rose Ross of Baltimore.

A plant lover, she had devoted one room of her home to her collection. She was also known for her cakes and pies, especially her sweet potato pie, according to family members.

Minnie E. Mullen was born Aug. 20, 1896, the daughter of the Rev. William A. and Emma O. Mullen, in South Mills, N.C., where she received her education.

She came to Baltimore as a young woman to work in a rag factory. For a number of years, she worked as a domestic until marrying William Wilson in 1927. Mr. Wilson, who worked at Maryland Drydock Corp., died in 1964.

Mrs. Wilson led a vigorous life until about a year ago, when she suffered several strokes.

She was a member for more than 60 years of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she was active in the Pastor's Aide, Sunday school and was also a Communion steward.

Services were there Thursday.

She is survived by three other grandsons, Charles Johnson, Chris Johnson and Johnny Johnson; five other granddaughters, Rebecca Carolina, Louise Jackson, Minnie Johnson, Shirley Johnson and Sandra Johnson, all of Baltimore; two great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and four great-great-great grandchildren.

Marian P. H. Hurd, 74, church secretary

Marian P. H. Hurd, longtime secretary at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Garrison Forest, died of undetermined causes Oct. 2 at her home at Elkridge Estates. She was 74.

She worked at St. Thomas from 1966 until she retired in 1987.

Marian Poultney Hand was born at Chattolane in Baltimore County. She was educated at Calvert School and was a 1940 graduate of Greenwood School. During World War II, she worked at Bendix Corp. on East Joppa Road in Towson.

Her 1943 marriage to Eliot P. Hurd Sr. ended in divorce.

Services were Oct. 5.

A son, Eliot P. Hurd Jr., is deceased. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Hurd Bondi of Baltimore and Ellen Hurd Schuman of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth DeBuys of Birmingham, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

George L. Bustin, 78, Baltimore police officer

George L. Bustin, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Oct. 5 of a stroke at Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, Calif. He was 78.

The former Lansdowne resident retired from the Police Department in 1971 and moved to Davis in 1974. He was born in Oakland, Calif., and graduated from high school there.

During World War II, he was a gunner's mate second class in the Pacific. He was discharged at war's end and settled in Baltimore.

Services were Oct. 7. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Kathleen A. Hellams; a son, Steven G. Bustin of San Francisco; a daughter, Georgann M. Araya of Davis; two brothers, Leonard Bustin of San Leandro, Calif., and Frank Bustin of Clear Lake, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Dorothy L. McCormick, 84, school cafeteria cashier

Dorothy Louise McCormick, a retired school cafeteria cashier, died Oct. 6 of congestive heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. She was 84.

The Baltimore resident retired in 1976 after 25 years as a cashier in cafeterias in the Baltimore public school system.

Dorothy L. Hardy was born in West Baltimore and was a 1930 graduate of Douglass High School. In 1947, she married James McCormick, who died in 1972. The couple had no children.

Services were Friday. She is survived by five cousins.

Pub Date: 10/14/96

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