John M. Hiers ’56 died February 6, 2007 in St. Augustine, Fla.
He was president of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Highland Memorial Park. He graduated from Ocala High School, the University of Florida, and the New England Institute of Mortuary Science. He also attended Davidson College and served in the U.S. Navy.
His memberships included the Ft. King Presbyterian Church where had served as an elder, Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F&AM.
At his death he was serving as a district director for the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and served on the Harbor Pilots Commission for the state of Florida.
He was a former member of the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He also was an avid bridge player.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Miles and Rosa Floyd Hiers.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2007