January 8, 1931 - July 7, 2020
Joyce Edwards, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Erwin Health Care Center. A native of Erwin, Joyce is a daughter of the late Palmer and Savannah (Engle) Tinker. She was employed by Industrial Garment Industries and later by Red Cap Industries for 45 ½ years. She ran the cutting room until her retirement in 1998. In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edwards; two sisters: Frances McLauren and Arlene Mounts; three brothers: Cecil Tinker, United States Navy (KIA), Lawrence Tinker and Tom Tinker Joyce Edwards leaves behind to cherish her memory: Daughter: Janie Bennett and husband, Gary; Grandsons: Jason Harris and wife, Kim, Joshua Harris and wife, Lindsey; Great-granddaughter: Lilly Harris; Great-grandson: Chase Honeycutt; Brother: J. F. Tinker; Sister-in-law: Iris Keplinger; Numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer special thanks the nurses and staff of Erwin Health Care Center, especially Danny and Gracie, who were with us the last few nights. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Joyce Edwards in a graveside committal service to be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Tinker Cemetery. Pastor Charles David Byrd will officiate. Those who plan to attend the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 9:30 am on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Joyce's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to the organization of your choice. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Joyce Edwards through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
Joyce Edwards, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Erwin Health Care Center. A native of Erwin, Joyce is a daughter of the late Palmer and Savannah (Engle) Tinker. She was employed by Industrial Garment Industries and... View Obituary & Service Information
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