Katherine Sue Pierce, 88, of Galax, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009 in Twin County Regional Hospital. Mrs. Pierce was born on September 10, 1921 in Carroll County, Virginia to Jack & Lessie Cox Higgins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John C. (J.C.) Pierce; sister Norma Melton; brother Ray Higgins; half-brothers Roy Higgins; Foy Higgins and Emmett Higgins; half-sisters-in-law Sadie Higgins and Virginia Higgins. She is survived by sisters & brother-in-law Kate Vaughan; Mary & Earl Brewer all of Galax, Va.; brother & sister-in-law Tom & Loretta Higgins of Floyd, Va.; sisters-in-law Wanda Lowe; Mary Ruth Nail both of Galax, Va.; Glenna Moore of Roanoke, Va.; several nieces & nephews. The funeral service was held Thursday, December 10, 2009 in Vaughan-Guynn Chapel with Elder Edward Bowman officiating with burial following in Coal Creek Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.