Homer Emery Pierce, 74, a longtime rancher who worked for the Wilson Cattle Co. for 12 years, died Thursday, May 7, 1987, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

A graveside service for Mr. Pierce was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the North Powder Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Holcomb of the First Christian Church officiated.

Mr. Pierce was born March 20, 1913, at Pleasant Valley to Ivan and Mary Maharry Pierce. He was educated at North Powder.

Survivors include his children, LaVelle Woodcock