Mary Owena Ellis Pierce
January 22, 1930 -
January 17, 2012

Visitation

January 20, 2012
12 - 2 PM

Service 

January 20, 2012
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mary Owena Ellis Pierce, age 81 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 2 PM at Washington Street Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Black officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Mrs. Pierce passed away Tuesday morning in Lincoln Care Center.

She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mattie Belle Honea Ellis. Mrs. Pierce was a nurse, operator of the Honey Bear Day Care and a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband John Allen Pierce of Fayetteville, son Ricky Pierce and wife Sara Jo of Fayetteville, grandchildren Andrea Delap and husband Randy of Fayetteville, Beth Jones and husband Zach of Memphis and Dale Pierce of Nashville, two great-grandchildren Aron and Georgia Jones, brother and sisters Jennie Lineberger and the late Maurice Lineberger of Bradenton, FL, Nadine Hodges and the late Charlie Hodges of Ardmore, T. J. Ellis and wife Florine of Ardmore, Shirley Russell and husband Don of Pulaski, Gail Posey and husband Billy of Ardmore, David Ellis and wife Shirley of Blanche, Wade Ellis and wife Peggy of Shelbyville.

Visitation with the family will be Friday from 12 PM until time of services at 2 PM at Washington Street Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Washington Street Church of Christ Building Fund or the Honduras Mission Fund.

Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary Ellis Pierce.

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14 Comments

  1. Dennis,Lisa, Camille and Tanille Groce

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Granny and Papa were a big part of our lives as Camille and Tanille grew up. To this day we still talk and remember special things Granny and Papa did with the children (camping) !! at Daycare.

    Our thoughts and paryers are with you during this sad time.

    Dennis, Lisa, Camille and Tanille

    Reply
  2. Jo Ann Warren

    Ricky, Sara Jo, Andrea, Randy and all, So very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and hold you all close during this difficult time. Take care, Jo Ann and H. D. Warren

    Reply
  3. Odessa Dangerfield

    Andrea and Sara Jo,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Devin and Laurie Lowrance

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Devin, Laurie, Anna Kaye and Carly

    Reply
  5. TELISA LOGAN

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Pierce. She was such a sweet lady. Yall will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  6. Edith Pierce & Jennifer White

    We were so sorry to hear about Owena passing. We are thankful to know she is with our Lord and Savior and is at peace!

    Owena was such a sweet friend over the years and she will be dearly missed!

    Our Love & Prayers are with you all,

    Edith Pierce & Jennifer White

    Reply
  7. David Grant

    Granny Pierce was a Very Special part of our lives…Honey Bear Day Care was where Payton was when he was very small. We love You . She was a VERY special lady. May God Bless you , Love you All,

    Reply
  8. Allyson Barnes

    I just wanted to let the family know that I am thinking of Papa and all of you at this time. Granny was such a special and sweet lady and a wonderful part of my life. She and Pam took such great care of Maghan and Payton, that once I dropped them off in the mornings I didnt have to worry about them til time to pick them up. I have such great memories our time at Honey Bear Daycare as do the kids. I knew they were safe and very much loved. She will be missed . Blessings on each of you. Allyson

    Reply
  9. Peggy G. Bevels

    I want to express my condolences to the family in the loss of Miss Mary.

    She was a gentle and loving lady and I know she will be greatly missed. I know you have a wealth of wonderful memories to help sustain you.

    May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Dora Barnes

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. I’m sorry that I never knew Mrs. Pierce, but if she was anything like her family she was a wonderful lady. Much love to you all.
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  11. Maghan Arnold

    Mr. Ricky and Family,

    Granny Mary will be missed so much. I always will think about her and all the good times we had a Honey Bear. I always looked foward to seeing her every morning and seeing her and Popa at church when they were there. I love them both dearly.
    My prayers and thought are with all of yall at this time. Love yall.

    Maghan Barnes Arnold

    Reply
  12. Wanda Preston

    Sara Jo and Andrea,
    Thinking of you and praying for you during this sad time. Love you!

    Reply
  13. Jerry & Anita Johnson

    Ricky & family,
    Mrs. Mary was such a sweet, loving lady and friend. Gratefully, she is at peace now. May you rest in those “precious memories”. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    Anita & Jerry

    Reply
  14. Cindy Mingle

    Ricky, Sara Jo and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Mary. She was such a dear lady. I can see her now at church beside Mr. John. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cindy, Alec and Tyler Mingle

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Dennis,Lisa, Camille and Tanille Groce

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Granny and Papa were a big part of our lives as Camille and Tanille grew up. To this day we still talk and remember special things Granny and Papa did with the children (camping) !! at Daycare.

    Our thoughts and paryers are with you during this sad time.

    Dennis, Lisa, Camille and Tanille

    Reply
  2. Jo Ann Warren

    Ricky, Sara Jo, Andrea, Randy and all, So very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and hold you all close during this difficult time. Take care, Jo Ann and H. D. Warren

    Reply
  3. Odessa Dangerfield

    Andrea and Sara Jo,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Devin and Laurie Lowrance

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Devin, Laurie, Anna Kaye and Carly

    Reply
  5. TELISA LOGAN

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Pierce. She was such a sweet lady. Yall will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  6. Edith Pierce & Jennifer White

    We were so sorry to hear about Owena passing. We are thankful to know she is with our Lord and Savior and is at peace!

    Owena was such a sweet friend over the years and she will be dearly missed!

    Our Love & Prayers are with you all,

    Edith Pierce & Jennifer White

    Reply
  7. David Grant

    Granny Pierce was a Very Special part of our lives…Honey Bear Day Care was where Payton was when he was very small. We love You . She was a VERY special lady. May God Bless you , Love you All,

    Reply
  8. Allyson Barnes

    I just wanted to let the family know that I am thinking of Papa and all of you at this time. Granny was such a special and sweet lady and a wonderful part of my life. She and Pam took such great care of Maghan and Payton, that once I dropped them off in the mornings I didnt have to worry about them til time to pick them up. I have such great memories our time at Honey Bear Daycare as do the kids. I knew they were safe and very much loved. She will be missed . Blessings on each of you. Allyson

    Reply
  9. Peggy G. Bevels

    I want to express my condolences to the family in the loss of Miss Mary.

    She was a gentle and loving lady and I know she will be greatly missed. I know you have a wealth of wonderful memories to help sustain you.

    May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  10. Dora Barnes

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. I’m sorry that I never knew Mrs. Pierce, but if she was anything like her family she was a wonderful lady. Much love to you all.
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  11. Maghan Arnold

    Mr. Ricky and Family,

    Granny Mary will be missed so much. I always will think about her and all the good times we had a Honey Bear. I always looked foward to seeing her every morning and seeing her and Popa at church when they were there. I love them both dearly.
    My prayers and thought are with all of yall at this time. Love yall.

    Maghan Barnes Arnold

    Reply
  12. Wanda Preston

    Sara Jo and Andrea,
    Thinking of you and praying for you during this sad time. Love you!

    Reply
  13. Jerry & Anita Johnson

    Ricky & family,
    Mrs. Mary was such a sweet, loving lady and friend. Gratefully, she is at peace now. May you rest in those “precious memories”. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    Anita & Jerry

    Reply
  14. Cindy Mingle

    Ricky, Sara Jo and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Mary. She was such a dear lady. I can see her now at church beside Mr. John. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Cindy, Alec and Tyler Mingle

    Reply

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