Tuesday, August 30

Austin John Pierce Dies

Austin John Pierce, 90, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Miller and Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Interment with military rites provided by the Military Burial Honor Guard will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to the recent passing of his wife, Beatrice no formal visitation will be held and the family will be at the home of his daughter, Diane. Mr. Pierce will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Born on January 15, 1926 in Randolph County, NC to Gurney Branson Pierce and Nettie Hill Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Beatrice Small Pierce on August 15, 2016, whom he married on July 13, 1946; and his brother, Raymond Pierce. Surviving are his daughter, Diane Huskey and husband Larry of Thomasville; son, Keith Pierce of Jamestown; grandchildren, Erin Proctor and husband Fred, Amy Pierce, Amanda Hill and husband Erik, and Haley Pierce; and great-grandchildren, Tamarah Proctor, Ty Proctor, Jersey Hill, and Laine Hill. Direct line to Catherine Briles Skeen

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