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Jimmy Edsel Hiers, Sr.

October 1, 1941 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Jimmy Hiers, Sr. Obituary

Mr. Jimmy Edsel Hiers, 81, of Mershon, passed away Thursday evening, March 9, 2023, at the Bacon County Hospital in Alma.

Born in Waycross, GA on October 1, 1941, he had lived in Pierce County all his life.  Mr. Hiers was retired from Douglas Asphalt where he had been a construction supervisor.  An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and was a long-time member of the Pierce County Fox Hunters Association.  He enjoyed fishing, planting a garden every year, and cooking.  Mr. Hiers loved to read his Bible and attending church – Walkerville Baptist Church.  His family and friends meant the world to him and he enjoyed spending time with them all.

He was a son of the late Alton Clyde & Ella Mae Davis Hiers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Lee Andrew Hiers; a great grandson, Hunter Starling; and four brothers, Arlon Hiers, Kenneth Hiers, Billy Hiers, and Alton “JR” Worton.

Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimbo & Cheryl Hiers of Mershon and Robbie & Angie Hiers of Dixie Union; two brothers, Wallace Hiers of Bristol and Roger (Cathy) Worton of Starke, FL; two sisters-in-law, Willene Hiers of Blackshear and Sandra Hiers of Waycross; 8 grandchildren, Heather (Albert) Starling, Summer Hiers, Brandon (Kelcey) Maxwell, Lacey Hiers, Greg (Linzy) Leggett, Robbie Hiers, Emily (Shane) Carter, and Erin (Jordan) Cason; 24 great grandchildren; a special friend, Linda Bennett of Mershon; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Hiers will be held Monday morning, March 13, 2023, at 11:00 o’clock from the Walkerville Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Carter and Rev. Buddy Griner officiating.

Interment will be in the Ramah Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 8.

Memorials may be made to the Walkerville Baptist Church Building Fund, 3000 Walkerville Road, Blackshear, GA  31516.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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March 12, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
March 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Walkerville Baptist Church
3000 Walkerville Road
Blackshear, GA 31516


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