Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Wanda Marie Bryant Pearce, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Riverview Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
Wanda was born on April 13, 1936 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Grady Casey and Aline Elizabeth Smith Bryant. Mrs. Pearce worked for Amana and was a cook at Donalson Care Center. She enjoyed fishing and was on a bowling league for many years. In 1963, Wanda became a license hair stylist and opened Wanda’s Beauty Salon in 1973. Mrs. Pearce has worked at Higgins Funeral Home since 1980, fixing hair, until a few months ago, when her health started to decline. Mrs. Pearce passed away on December 22, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her daughters, Angie (Tim) Lackey of Kelso, TN, and Jana Sue Paris of Petersburg, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Arnold, James Counts, Blake Gentry, Candace Smith Stafford, Hollie Lindsay, KaCee Fowler, Tyler Simmons, Travis Simmons, and Briley Rhodes; and great-grandchildren, Zachary (T.J.) Blair, Jonas Blair, Elijah Wentzel, Chloe Stafford, MaKaylynn Bryson, Addylynn Cree, Timothy Lindsey, Raylynn Lindsey, Grayson Nichols, Destiny Gentry, Anthony Gentry, and Justyce Counts; great-great-grandchildren, Kamrynn Blair and Zachary Blair, Jr; and fur-babies, Ashley the Dog and Kitty the Cat. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Denton; daughter, Teresa Marie Gentry; and a sister, Charlotte Rebecca Bryant.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Wanda Marie Bryant Pearce.