1923 - 2016 Hilda Meredith Pierce, 93, of Groves passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence. Hilda was born on September 20, 1923 in Port Arthur, TX to parents Susie Jerome (O'Neal) and Millard Monroe Penn. Hilda had lived in the Groves area for 62 years and was a member of Park Central Church of Christ. Hilda enjoyed cooking and was an accomplished seamstress. She also loved to travel with the Gulfey Mules and Mates; traveling the US and Canada. Hilda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Jean Wharton and Sally Caldwell. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, Jack P. Pierce of Groves, TX; her son, George M. Yarborough and wife, Pat of Centennial, CO; her daughters, Melanie K. Lovelace and husband, John of Plantersville, TX, Sharon S. Ross and husband, Ray of Port Neches, TX. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 5 PM until 7 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves, TX. A 10 AM funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the funeral home. A committal service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Trout Creek Cemetery in Kirbyville, TX. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the care provided by Gentive Hospice to our loved one.
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Clayton-Thompson Funeral Directors
5200 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 7, 2016