Associated Press, August 20 2002

MARLINTON, W.Va. — “The Turner Diaries” author William Pierce, in a will written four days before he died, left nearly everything he owned to the National Alliance, the white supremacist group that he founded.

Pierce, who died July 23 of cancer, left his isolated compound near Hillsboro to the National Alliance, along with “all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real, personal and mixed,” the will stated.

The only exception was Pierce’s motor vehicles, including trucks, tractors and other farm vehicles. He directed that all vehicles go to Fred G. Streed of Hillsboro, who was named executor of Pierce’s estate.

Pierce purchased the 350-acre compound in the mid-1980s under the name Cosmotheist Community Church.

Sixty acres of the compound that house the group’s main office and three other buildings, assessed last year at $104,000, were conveyed in 1987 for $1 to Don Trainor, then listed as the church’s secretary. That property is still listed under the church’s name.

Another 290 acres in four parcels, assessed at about $12,000, are listed under Pierce’s name.

Pierce, who was 68, noted in the will that he has two sons, Kelvin Pierce and Erik Pierce, but they did not receive anything from his estate.

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