COMMERCE - Gladys Ruth Pierce, 76, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in Commerce, the daughter of the late Garnett and Dennie Rucker Williams. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Pierce Sr.; son, Russell Pierce, Jr.; brother, Jackie Williams; and sister, Margaret J. Aker.
Survivors include brothers, Willie A. Williams and Johnny Williams, both of Commerce; sisters, Frances Strickland, Linda Jackson, and Annie J. Hargrove, all of Commerce; seven nieces; and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Brown officiating. Interment will be at Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.