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EAST PALESTINE – Franklin B. Pierson, 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the Christian House in East Palestine on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Franklin was born on October 25, 1932 in Sutton, West Virginia, the son of Roy L. and Della Rose Pierson. He moved to Warren in 1951 and married the former Wanda J. Robinson on August 30, 1952. The couple moved to Columbiana in 1983. Franklin worked for Packard Electric in Warren for 32 years in the Shipping and Receiving department.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling together, with friends from the Coachmen Camping Club, visiting every state in the United States except Hawaii and North Dakota. Franklin was a member of Allen Lodge 276 of Columbiana and attended Columbiana Church of the Nazarene.

Franklin leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Sandra (Raymond) Sell; grandsons Bradley (Ashley) and Gregory (Amber) Sell, all of Columbiana; great-grandchildren Annabelle, Dawson, Winnifred and Roxlyn (and one on the way); a sister Florence Hyre and friend Mary Ella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Wanda, who died on August 8, 2016; his brothers Albert, Art and French Pierson; sisters Edith Brannon, Elsie Heafke, Dora Rose and Ruby Padula; and his granddaughter Amanda.

The family already held a celebration of a life well lived at Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St., Columbiana, with the Rev. Jan Winnale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Franklin’s memory be made to the Columbiana Nazarene Church, 330 N. Elm St., Columbiana, OH 44408.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.


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