Susan Gale Pierce

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Susan Gale Pierce, 61, of Bryson City, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at the CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville.

Born in San Diego, CA, Susan was a daughter of the late Morrison and Lavania Parnell Pierce.

Susan served as the Director of Code and Zoning for Broward County, FL, and retired as Director of the Broward County, FL Animal Shelter.

Surviving are her spouse, Dr. Marilia Rivera-Rios; sister, Kristen Pierce Shiffer; brother, William Pierce; and many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and loving fur-babies.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at

Smoky Mountain Times

Mailing Address:
PO Box 730
1 River Street
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 828-488-2189
Fax: 828-488-0315