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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday November 20th, 2020

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Joyce Ann Smith



Joyce Ann Williams Smith, age 85, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at The Laurels of Summit Ridge in Asheville.


She was born in McDowell County on November 18, 1934 to the late Roy T. Williams and Sarah Mae Proctor Williams.


A devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was loved by her whole family. She will be remembered as a kind a generous lady.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Smith.


Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Paul Smith, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Smith; three grandchildren, David (Jaime) and Mark (Jennifer) Smith, and Joey Gee; and four great grandchildren, William Casey Smith, Raymond Seth Smith, Kaitlin Smith, and Anthony Gee; one brother, Mike Williams; a niece and nephew, Charles and Diane Smith; and a great nephew. James (Pam) Smith and family.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.




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There are so many wonderful memories but the way Joyce and Paul both adopted my little girl when we first moved here and stepped in to be her mamaw and papaw will always be treasured by us both. I'm so glad you are up there hugging Paul again...

Loretta Kelly Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

Joyce was my aunt and someone I remember with great affection. I still recall all those Sundays long ago when she and her son Eddie drove down to our house in Marion to visit. Joyce often took my grandmother, her mother, to the store or tothe cemetery to visit. She also took my granny to visit her own father, with me along for the ride. I also fondly recall visiting Joyce and Paulin their home, which waswonderful fun for me. Paul was great fellow.
Joyce was unfailingly kind and considerate to me and everyone else in our family. She never shunned anyone, and always had a smile and kind word when we met. Joyce was a good soul who blessed others with her simple presence and acceptance. She will not be forgotten.
Myheartfelt condolencesto her family.
Joe Elliott

Joe Elliott Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

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