Ethan Pierce

SHADE—Ethan Allen Pierce, 33, of Shade, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at his home. Born Oct. 2, 1989, in Athens, he was the the son of David Pierce of Columbus and the late Kelly Renee Coen.

A 2010 graduate of Alexander High School, he was formerly employed in food service in Athens and was a stay-at-home dad.

Ethan is survived by his wife, Hannah Howerton Pierce; his daughter, Rosalie Maye Pierce; his son, Trace Weston Pierce; two sisters, Shayna Pierce of Hartford, CT, and Emily (Andrew) Hudnall of Albany; a brother, David (Krista) Pierce, Jr. of Colchester, CT; his grandmother, Ethel Pierce of The Plains; two nieces, Summer and Savannah; three nephews, Benjamin, Devin and Alucard; and special cousins, Bruce & Ginger Hudnall of Shade.

Besides his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Patricia and Allen Rankin and Story Coen, and two uncles, Kevin Coen and Eric Coen.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register at

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