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Melvin "Duck" Pierce

November 30, 1944 — May 17, 2022

Melvin "Duck" Pierce

Melvin “Duck” Pierce, cherished husband, father, papa and brother, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the age of 77.

Born in Elberton, he was a son of the late Hoyt Pierce and Beulah Coile Pierce. Melvin was a Veteran of the United States National Guard and retired from Atlanta Gas Light Company after almost 25 years of employment. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed gifting his projects to those dearest to him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 48 years, Patsy McCannon Pierce.

Survivors include his two sons and their families, Brian Pierce (Amanda) and Amberly and Wyatt; Jason Pierce (Robin) and Garrett; grandchildren, Meggan and Morgan; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Vivian, Adeline; siblings, Mason Pierce, Gene Pierce, Glenda Turner and Drennon Pierce and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear, dear friends.

Funeral services celebrating Melvin’s life will be held Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville with Rev. Eric Buffington officiating. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Darren Pierce, Nathan Pierce, Steven Turner, Garrett Gailey, Rudy Mathews and Mike Youngblood. Honorary pallbearers will be honor guard personnel from the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colbert First Baptist Church, 65 S Fifth Street, Colbert, GA 30628; Whitehall Baptist Church, 392 Whitehall Road, Athens, GA 30605 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Lord and Stephens, Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.

Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.

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