BUFORD, Ga. -- Mr. Kent Pierce, 52, of Buford, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dawn Gillespie Pierce of Buford, Ga.; daughter, Ashley Margaret Pierce of Buford, Ga.; son, Bradley Kent Pierce of Buford, Ga.; granddaughter, Anslee Mae Pierce of Gainesville, Ga.; father and stepmother, Clovis and Mary Jo Pierce of Kinards; mother, Winnie Pierce of Aiken; brother and sister-in-law, William and Lisa Jo Pierce of Sarasota, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Jeff Lamberson of Columbia and Julia and Glen Prisco of Aiken; mother-in-law, Margaret H. Gillespie of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pierce was born Oct. 31, 1957, in Nashville, Tenn. He was a 1976 graduate of Saint Angela Academy in Aiken and a 1980 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was founder and co-owner of Clean Air and Refrigerant in Norcross, Ga. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 3 p.m. at The Springs Church, 6553 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 with Rev. Rick Goodspeed officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, Ga., with military honors. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Springs Church for specific use for Camp Glisson or starter fund for his granddaughter's educational fund. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.