Class of 1953
Chester Hyers, 83, of Pierce County, passed away early Thursday morning,
November 30, 2017, at the St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL.
Born in Waycross, January 4, 1934, he had lived in Pierce County most of his adult
life. He was a 1952 graduate of Martha Berry High School in Rome, where he played
on the basketball team and made many dear friends that still kept in touch after all
these years. He was an avid farmer and was a recipient of the Young Farmer of the
Year award for Pierce County. He was a devoted member of Beulah Baptist Church
where he was in the Senior Men’s Sunday school class for which he was also a
former teacher. He had served as a deacon for many, many years until his health
began to fail and was a former Sunday school director. He was a huge sports fanatic
and especially liked the Duke Blue Devils (basketball) and the Georgia Bulldogs. He
also loved to quail hunt. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will
be dearly missed by them all.
He was a son of the late Jacob Clinton and Mary Ford Jordan Hyers. He was also
preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin Hyers and Calvin Hyers.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret Peacock Hyers, Pierce County; his
daughter, Beth Hyers Scott, Fernandina Beach, FL; his son and daughter-in-law,
Danny and Bethany Hyers, Pierce County; his sister, Jakye (Dan) McCall, Ocala, FL;
his brother, Jacob Hyers, Statesboro; four grandchildren, Cheston (Lauren) Hyers,
Logan (Hannah) Scott, Landon Scott, and James David “J.D.” Hyers; two great-
grandchildren, Grayson Hyers and Scarlett Scott and several nieces, nephews, and
Visitation will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the church.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, from the Beulah Baptist
Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery.
The family kindly requests that all active and inactive deacons as well as members
of the Senior Men’s Sunday school class serve as honorary pallbearers. They are
asked to please meet at the church by 3 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church, 3343 Beulah Church Road,
Alma, GA 31510.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.