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Joyce Ann Spears

March 2, 1939April 6, 2021
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Joyce Ann Spears, 82 of Greenwood, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born on March 2, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to the late Roy and Theda Nunn. She attended the College of the Ozarks, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

She retired from Graphic Packaging, where she worked in accounting and payroll. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was a former state president for Business and Professional Women, she was also a member of ALTRUSA, ALSAC, Literary Council and the League of Women Voters. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Spears, Sr.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Julie Lamb of Greenwood; a son, J.J. Spears and his wife Kate, of Springdale; five grandchildren, Christopher Lamb, Lindsey Merechka, James Spears, Annabelle Spears and Austin Spears.

Public Viewing will be from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, with the family present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or go to www.stjude.org

Services

  • Public Viewing

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Mary Jo Kline

April 10, 2021

I knew Joyce through Altrusa. She was a special beautiful person, I thought I was organized until I met Joyce. My son, Chris Kline, played soccer with her grandson, Chris and really enjoyed his friendship. Our condolences go out to the family.

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