Joyce Ellen (Arnold) Girton

May 7, 1934March 20, 2018

Joyce Ellen Girton, 83 of Greencastle and Daytona Beach, Florida passed away with loved ones by her side, March 20, 2018 at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville.

Joyce was born May 7, 1934 to William Ezra and Florence Worth (Christy) Arnold. She married the love of her life, Fred on April 25, 1953. Theirs was a true love affair that lasted 62 years, until Fred’s passing on Dec 13, 2017.

Joyce graduated from Fillmore High School in 1952. She attended Graduate Banking School at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first job after high school was as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell for 14 months. From there she went on to work 42 years as Assistant Vice President at First Citizens Bank (now Old National Bank). She was a member of Fillmore Christian Church, Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club and American Contract Bridge League.

Joyce is survived by three sisters, Joan (Al) Veazey of Amarillo, Texas, Wilma Wallace of Coatesville, and Shirley (Jack) Whitley of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, Jimmie (Bobbie Jean) Arnold of Westfield, a sister-in- law, Middy Phillips of Rockville; as well as, many nieces, nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by husband, Fred; her parents; two sisters, Imogene Scobee, and Waneta McMains; and her brother, Bobby Arnold.

Visitation will be at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home on Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at 10am, until the funeral, which will begin at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Mike Faust, officiating.

Burial will be at Fillmore Cemetery alongside her sweetheart, Fred.



  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Funeral Services Friday, March 23, 2018


  • Interment

Joyce Ellen (Arnold) Girton

have a memory or condolence to add?

Joan & Fred Gagliardi

March 22, 2018

I prayed that our beautiful friend Joyce, would not suffer any longer. ........when she and Fred left Daytona last year, their health conditions were questionable. They were always very caring for each other. We go back 23yrs. with them and as they were going out the back door of the bank,after having bought their condo,we were coming in the front to purchase condo 133. In those many years together we strove to keep the surroundings neat, using rakes shovels, and many trash bags. Joyce and I washed the pool chairs together, and as I tackled the job this year, I told her I misses her. Joyce loved sweets, and I tried to satisfy her sweet tooth, She was always most grateful! She was a beautiful lady, and she shared some of her beauty tips with me. She was also very intelligent, and would sit by the pool and study some books on bridge, in order to improve her game. My husband Fred, and I, miss Fred and Joyce very much Extending our sympathy to the whole family. Sincerely,Joan Gagliardi