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Emma Sue (Waddell) Pierce

April 2, 1947 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 71)

Emma Sue Waddell Pierce, 71, of Calhoun, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home. She was born in Fleming-Neon, KY on April 2, 1947, daughter of the late Thomas Benson and Hazel B. Breeding Waddell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul Waddell, Samuel Waddell, James Waddell, Nina Frances Waddell, and Mary Mullins and her husband Tom; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Johnnie Greeson; and three beloved sisters-in-law, Marie Waddell, Rhea Waddell, and Haley Waddell.


Emma had resided in Gordon County for 47 years, moving here from Fleming-Neon, KY. She taught school for over 38 years at Belwood Elementary and Red Bud Elementary. Emma was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.


She leaves behind her husband of 41 years, Charles Ronald Pierce; her son, Kevin Andrew Pierce; brothers, Bobby Waddell of Detroit, MI, Sherman Waddell of Martinez, CA, Thomas Waddell of Viper, KY, and Billy Waddell of Fleming-Neon, KY; sisters, her identical twin, Betty Lou Conaway and her husband Loyd of Calhoun, and Brenda K. Awad and her husband Alex of Eugene, OR; and a sister-in-law, Donna Waddell of Nippa, KY. A host of nieces, nephews, friends, and loving children she taught, also survive.


Services to honor the life of Emma Sue Waddell Pierce will be held Sunday, November 11th at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons with Dr. William Roberts, Rev. Loyd Conaway, and Rev. Justin Silvers officiating. Burial will follow in Blackwood Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Alex Awad conducting the committal service.


The family will receive friends at Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, November 10th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Sunday, from 12:00 PM until the service hour of 3:00 PM.


The family would like to give special thanks to Homespun Hospice for their care and compassion for Emma.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blewer Memorial Food Bank, 373 Morrow Road SE, Calhoun, GA 30701.


Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Emma Sue Waddell Pierce are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

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