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August 27, 2013

Frances P. Moreland

Frances P. Moreland

LEESBURG,Va. — Frances Lovica Pierce Moreland went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Heritage Hall Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She had lived in Leesburg since 1992. Her death follows several years of declining health.

She was the second child born to Ira and Alice Pierce of Otego, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 1922. Mrs. Moreland is survived by her brother, Clarence Lee Pierce of Oneonta; and three daughters, Donna Moreland of Greenville, Maine, Alice Zoller of Leesburg, Va., and Anita Smith of Herndon, Va. Also surviving are two sons-in-law, John Zoller and Shepherd Smith; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Moreland lived in Sidney, N.Y., from 1955 to 1962 when her husband served as pastor of Sidney Baptist Church. Before retiring to Leesburg, Va. at age 70, Frances spent 18 years of service with her husband as a missionary to Europe under Greater Europe Mission.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Greater Europe Mission, 18950 Base Camp Road, Monument, CO 80132; the Children’s AIDS Fund, PO Box 16433, Washington, DC 20041; or Gideon’s International, Leesburg Camp, PO Box 1143, Sterling, VA 20167.

All that knew her are welcome to attend a graveside service in the Bennett Weatherly Cemetery, West Laurens, New York, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 1 p.m.

To light a candle or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit our website:

Local arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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