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Joyce L. Davis

September 23, 1936 - April 15, 2016

Joyce L. Davis, 79, of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 15, 2016 at Brian Center of Hendersonville after an extended illness.
She was a native of Simpsonville, SC and was a resident of Henderson County since 1969. Joyce was a daughter of the late Pete and Lila Massey Leapard. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Lynn Davis. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, where she was a secretary and librarian. She loved camping, reading and spending time outdoors.
Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Ralph C. Davis; three sons, Glenn Davis of Hendersonville, Larry Davis and his wife Lisa of Emporia, KS, Gary Davis and his wife Julie of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Brian, Brett, Curtis and Kevin Davis, Carissa Worriax and her husband Storm, and Jerred Davis; one great-grandson, Rylan Wright; one sister, Sherrill Williams and her husband Bob of Raleigh; and a number of nieces nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville with Rev. Steve Scoggins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday evening at Shuler Funeral Home. Entombment will take placed in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Library at

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