Melvin S. Pierce, 94 of Rockmart, (Paulding County), passed away Monday, Jan. 6. He was born in Cleveland, TN., on Dec. 7, 1919, and was preceded in death by his parents, Waco & Febie Pierce; wife, Helen Stoner Pierce; and step-son, Michael Stoner. Mr. Pierce had worked for many years as a carpenter.
Survivors include his sons, Eddie Pierce, Mackie Pierce and Rickey Pierce, all of Ellijay, GA; step-daughters, Judy Harper of Dalton, GA and Diane Stoner Locklear & husband, Larry of Rockmart, GA; sister, Ruby Collins of Cohutta, GA; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m., from Clark Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jimmy Tibbitts officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m., from Whitfield Memorial Gardens in Dalton, GA.
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 5 until 8 p.m.