Ann Forbis Joyce

February 6, 1940May 30, 2018

Ann Forbis Joyce, 78, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Ann was born in Rockingham, NC, to the late Bluford and Eva Hurst Forbis. Those left to cherish Ann’s memory are her loving husband of 53 years, Walter V. “Bud” Joyce, Jr. of the home, and her son, Christopher Joyce, who was the joy of her life, of Greensboro, NC. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as many dear friends. In addition to Ann’s parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Etta Forbis Chavis, and her brothers, Robert Forbis and Gene Forbis, all of Rockingham, NC. Ann graduated from Rockingham High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Two weeks after graduation from UNC-G, she went to work in the sales department of RJR Tobacco in beautiful downtown Winston Salem and retired after 33 years of service. The Joyce family would like to thank Dr. Peter Ennever and his staff for their compassionate care of Ann during her illness. At her request, there will be no public service. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC or the American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may be made at


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • American Cancer Society

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JC Barham

June 4, 2018

Bud & Family: I am sorry to hear of the loss of Ann. You are in my thoughts and prayers. JC Barham