Carolyn Sue Pierson

Born: 12/08/1942 Passed:

Carolyn Sue (Nichols) Pierson passed away May 6, 2020 at home surrounded by family following a 19-month long battle with cancer. She was born December 8, 1942 in Parkersburg, WV to Clyde Royand Alice Isabelle (Midkiff) Nichols. She grew up in Cairo, WV where she was head majorette for the Cairo HS band and was crowned Miss Cairo Pharoah. She was a 1961 graduate.

Carolyn married the love of her life, Everett Pierson on December 30, 1962, and moved to Alliance, OH to begin married life and raise a family. Carolyn was well known for her baking and candy making. In her younger years she enjoyed tending to her roses and African violets. She was a talented flower arranger. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, going home to WV, and watching the Cleveland Indians.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Kester Nichols, Sharon Holbert, Shirley Jonas, John Nichols, son-in-law Jeffrey Holbrook, and special brother-in-law Rodger Jonas.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Everett, children Kimberly Holbrook, Carl Pierson, Sheri (Bruce) Boehm, Dianna Pierson, and Michelle (Calvin) Aldridge, all of Alliance; grandchildren Jessica Holbrook (David Schuler) of Akron, Alissa Lawson of Alliance, Emily Holbrook of Tampa, FL, Johnathan Aldridge of Alliance, Benjamin (Hannah) Holbrook of Champaign, IL and Brandon Aldridge (Stephanie Smyth) of Mogadore, great-granddaughter Addison, and another great-granddaughter due in July.

A private family service will take place at the First Baptist Church of Alliance with the Rev.
Joshua Smith officiating. Internment will take place at the Cairo IOOF cemetery in Cairo, WV at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Alliance in her name. Arrangements are at the direction of the Heritage Cremation Society of Louisville, OH. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society


4 Tributes to Carolyn Sue Pierson

  1. Lori Fagan says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your mother. Although I never met her I feel like I know her from everything you have told me about her. I know she will be missed. Hold tight the memories and may the lord look over you and your family at this time. God bless.

    • Alice Nichols says:

      May you rest in peace aunt Carolyn. You were an amazing woman and my condolences prayers go out to uncle Everett and the family. I will never forget what time we did spend together. I love you always and forever.

  2. Patty Spinks and Terry Aberegg says:

    Sheri and Dianna,

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you both and all of the family.

  3. Tony & Colleen La Monica says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of this special person in all of your lives. Our prayers have been with you all for some time. We will continue to pray for you all. Share your favorite memories with each other often. Hugs and prayers.

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