The Fire Department Flags are at "half mast" in respect for Ralph Pierce who passed on Friday, December 27th. Ralph was a "giver" who chopped and delivered firewood to poor families in Brown County, volunteered on the CSCD Fire Department,
operated and drove for Brown County Triad, and most recently drove the Access Van in Nashville for people in need of transportation. I had lunch with Ralph at the Nashville McDonalds just a week or so ago after he had just finished a shift on the Access Van. Services are set for Monday, December 30th.
I came to Cordry Sweetwater Lakes in 1952 as a youngster with my parents who bought a lot on what is now Lion Drive. We also had a cottage on East Lake in Prince's Lakes. I grew up playing on East Lake and later Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes. In 1988, I earned a real estate sales license and started selling lakes properties on a part time basis. In 2001, I purchased Sweetwater Realty from Carol Catt and brokered the business until 2008 when I sold my interest in the company. I have continued to promote sales on my own as an independent broker at Sweetwater Realty.