Joyce Gentry Duckworth

    Joyce Ann Gentry Duckworth, 75, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Ga.
    She was a native of Cherokee County and of the Baptist faith. Joyce retired as a CNA from Murphy Medical Center.
    She was the daughter of the late Bertha Richardson Gentry and Bascom C. Gentry. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ray Duckworth; three brothers and two sisters.
    She is survived by one daughter, Theresa Gail Gibson of Hayesville; one son, the Rev. Duane E. Duckworth and wife Dinah of Hayesville; three grandchildren, Brandon Duckworth and wife Erika of Pineville, Brittni Duckworth of Lake Wylie, S.C., and Alan Gibson of Murphy; one great-granddaughter, Emilee Grace Duckworth of Pineville; two brothers-in-law, William P. Connor of Pensacola, Fla., and Hubert Duckworth of Hayesville; and one sister-in-law, Clydie Rogers of Murphy.
    Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Moss Cemetery in Marble. The Rev. Charles Shelton officiated. Pallbearers were Brandon Duckworth, Rusty Maxwell, Joe Jack Sellers, Rob Peck and Randy Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were John and Jeff Allen of Cottage Grove, Ore.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.