Ruth Evelyn Choate Pierce, 94, of Etowah, “Goodsprings Community,” passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth “Betha” Choate. Ruth was raised in the Goodsprings Community and was a member of Goodsprings Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Anderson “Tige” Scarbrough; second husband, David Pierce; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Fred and Bert Choate, and Harold Choate. Survivors include daughter, Peggy Scarbrough Fincher and her husband, Jerry; granddaughter, Traci and David McCullough of Knoxville; grandsons and spouses, Anderson and Amy Fincher of Elmhurst, Ill., and Jason and Kristin Fincher of Murfreesboro; great-grandchildren and the light of her life, John David McCullough, Clint, Samuel and Madelyn Fincher, and Callum, Clara and Evie Fincher; nephew, Mike and Linda Choate; nieces, Suzy and Randy Hill, and Becky and Benny Burris; and sister-in-law, Ruth Choate Jenkins. A special thank you to Etowah Health Care for the wonderful love and care they have given her for the past six years. At her request, there will be a graveside service with no visitation held. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Goodsprings Cemetery with grandson Jason Fincher and Dr. David Lones officiating. Her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers are Anderson Fincher, Jason Fincher, Clint Fincher, Samuel Fincher, David McCullough and John David McCullough. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at

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