JEFFERSON – Jerry Curtis Pierce, 65, formerly of Homer, died Monday, March 7, 2011, following a sudden illness.
Born in Hall County, he was the son of the late William Arthur and Christine Kylte Pierce. He was retired from the textile industry, where he worked at the Guilford Mills for a number of years, and was a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Pierce.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Pierce, Jefferson; a daughter, Emily Amanda Szijarto, Ball Ground; brothers, Jackie Pierce and Joey Pierce, both of Gainesville; and grandchildren, Dylan Pierce and Briseis Szijarto.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Royce Winters officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The body will be cremated after the service.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.