Darlene S. Pierce

Nov. 20, 1946 - Nov. 2, 2012

AVOCA — Darlene S. “Suzie” Pierce, age 65, of Avoca, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday at her residence. She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 20, 1946, to Robert and Aleta (Starr) Hardwick. Suzie married Jimmy V. Pierce on July 6, 1963, in Bedford and he survives. She was a homemaker and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy V. Pierce of Avoca, two sons, Jimmy Pierce and wife Mary of Bloomington and Jerry Pierce and wife Lori of Mitchell; five grandchildren, April Pierce, Dalton Strunk, Zachery Shahan, Nickolas Pierce and Shannon Pierce; two brothers, Marvin Hardwick and wife Marlene of Needmore and Rick Hardwick and wife Beverly of Springville. Suzie was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Brenda Golden and Rita Sullivan; one brother Tim Hardwick; and one brother in infancy. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.