Camden, August 27, 1923 – B. M. Pearce, highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his home in the Stockton section Sunday evening, August 26, 1923, about 6 o’clock. Mr. Pearce, 78, was a Confederate veteran and was one of the most successful farmers of this county. He was twice married. His first wife died a number of years ago. His second wife with two sons by his first wife and two sons and two daughters by his second wife survive him. Mr. Pearce lost a son and other relatives in the Cleveland fire.
Camden, August 28, 1923 – Benjamin M. Pearce, one of the highly respected and substantial planters of the Boykin section, died at his home Sunday afternoon, August 26, 1923. He was 77 years of age August 17 and had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Pearce was twice married, first to Miss Sallie Tiller and of this union two children survive, W. H. Pearce of Camden and E. C. Pearce of Boykin. He lost a son, Jesse Pearce in the Cleveland school fire. His second marriage was to Miss Ella Tiller and surviving by this union are Eugene Pearce, Chapman Pearce and Misses Sallie Pearce and Elizabeth Pearce of Boykin.
Mr. Pearce was a Confederate veteran and was popular with his comrades as well as with his county people. He was a member of Battery G. Palmetto regiment light artillery.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 27, 1923, and the burial was in the Camden cemetery at 4 o’clock.