Joyce Ward

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    Joyce Crisp Ward, 64, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at her home.
    Joyce was born Nov. 17, 1953, in Bryson City to the late Raymond Crisp and Virgie Hendrix Crisp.
    A member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale Ward; daughter, Stacy Ward; and brothers, Ray Crisp and Ron Crisp.
    Joyce worked as a child caregiver and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
    Survivors include her son, Tony (Christina) Ward;  daughter, Stephanie (Travis) Cable; son, Adam (Wendy) Ward; brother, Alan Crisp; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Cochran Funeral Home in Murphy with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating. Interment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
    The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Cochran Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Brasstown Baptist Church, 6120 Harshaw Road, Brasstown, NC 28902.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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