James B. Hiers, former Bamberg County Clerk of Court, entered eternal rest on Thursday,
January 6, 2022, at his residence in Bamberg surrounded by his family.
Bamberg County officials noted on their website that "He was elected Clerk of Court in
November of 1988 and that '' Pedie " as he was commonly known, was the oldest serving clerk
in South Carolina when he retired in 2021. Because of his dedication, professionalism, and
business acumen, he became a friend and mentor to countless judges, lawyers, solicitors, court
reporters, abstractors, and county residents. Bamberg County is a better place because of the
life and service of Pedie Hiers. "
He was born in Walterboro in 1932 and was a graduate of Dreher High School and The
University of South Carolina. Prior to becoming Clerk of Court, he worked with the South
Carolina Tax Commission and was in the fertilizer business with American Cyanamid and
Carolina Eastern before owning and operating his own plant/business for many years. He was a
member and a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bamberg. He is survived by his beloved
wife of 67 years Gerry Ray Hiers, his four sons, James B. Hiers Jr. (Martine), Shannon H. Hiers,
John M. Hiers (the late Laura Wells Hiers), Daniel R. Hiers (Liz), five grandchildren, Laura Ames
Pendergraft, Hart Hiers, McIver Hiers, Headen Hiers and Henry Hiers and many special
cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on the family farm in Bamberg, 43 Cole Road at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The First Baptist Church of Bamberg, 11823
Heritage Hwy, Bamberg SC 29003
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