Joyce Yvonne Arthur

February 15, 1925July 23, 2011

Joyce Yvonne Arthur, 86, of Conroe, TX, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Joyce was born February 15, 1925, in Natchitoches, LA, to the late Goldie Mae (Norsworthy) and Lawrence H. Crittenden. Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church of Willis, Texas, for 45 years She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather Charles Jones; sisters, Evelyn Bennett and Opal Williams; and brother, Lawrence “Sonny” Crittenden. Joyce is survived by her husband of 67 years, Noel Arthur; daughter Mary Colandro and husband Dick Willis; sons, Gregory Arthur and wife Danna of Hardin, TX, Michael Arthur of Willis, TX, Doug Arthur and wife Donna of Conroe, TX, Philip Arthur and wife Virginia Wagner of Anderson, TX. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and numerous other friends and family, including Pat and Bill Kercheval, Dee and Elen Blakeway, Steve and Jan Dial, and Pam Arthur. A visitation will be held at Metcalf Funeral Directors, in Conroe, Texas, on Monday, July 25, 2011, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Willis, Rev. James Featherstone and Rev. Charles Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in County Line Cemetery. The family invites you to leave memorial tributes at


  • Visitation Monday, July 25, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Joyce Yvonne Arthur

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Mona Reed

July 30, 2011

For a lovely lady, someone I remember from childhood; someone who was so kind to me.

Joe & Dee Brew

July 25, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.