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Obituaries for December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Marjorie (Marge) Viar Craft, 89, died Thursday, December 23, at her home in Laurel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, December 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Laurel. Reverend Jeffrey Reich will officiate, and burial will follow at Lake Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Craft was a beloved wife and mother. She was also a skilled organizer, having worked during her life as a secretary for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, St. John's Day School, St. John's Episcopal Church, and the Laurel-Jones County Public Library. She also served as a kindergarten teacher at St. John's Day School and was an active communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. V. (Sy) Craft, and her son, John Swenton (Jack) Craft.

Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Barth, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; her daughter, Cindy, of Point Venture, Texas; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time on Tuesday, December 28, in the Parish Chapel at St. John's Episcopal Church. Memory Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 1766, Laurel, MS 39440.

To view and sign the family guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.

Larry L. Joyner Sr., 68, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired welder for Holloway Construction Company and an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Hirchie Schaffner and Rev. Stanley Booker officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Friendship.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Shirley Marie Joyner of Dyersburg; a daughter, Charlotte Marie Allen and husband, Bert, of Blytheville, AR.; two sons, Mark Joyner and wife, Jennifer, of Wartrace and Larry Leonard Joyner Jr. of Whiteville; four sisters, Rita Shappley of Baymon, Puerto Rico, Martha Nell Frye of Brownsville, Linda Morris of Jackson and Paulette Hayes of Alamo; a brother, Douglas Joyner of Gadsden; ten grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Louella Duncan Joyner; and two brothers, Thomas Richard Joyner and Billy Dean Joyner.

Pallbearers will be James Booker, Danny Booker, Michael Ybarra, Jason Forrest, Brian Galloway, Keith Morris, Lee Morris and Lynn Austin.

Marie Richardson Roy, 91, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker, member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ, was a Pink Lady at Baird-Brewer Hospital and a Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Covington Memorial Gardens with Bro. Scott Owen officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her son, Eddie F. Ray and wife, Wanda, of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Tammy Lucky, Joan Marie Green, Eddie F. Ray III and William R. Ray, all of Memphis; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, W.H. "Bill" Richardson and B.R. Roy; and her parents, M.D. and Blance Goodnight Spencer.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to Parr Avenue Church of Christ.