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Joyce Beard Dowless

Obituary for Joyce Beard Dowless

November 27, 1935 - September 26, 2018
Bladenboro, North Carolina | Age 82

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend


Joyce Beard Dowless, age 82, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Daniel and Annie Hester Beard, husband Jayford Dowless, and one sister, Doris Ann Allen. Joyce leaves behind three sons: Garry M. Dowless (Lauren) of Seymour, TX; Danny J. Dowless (Brittney) of Dublin; and Greg N. Dowless (Angie) of Elizabethtown; one daughter: Kim Roberts (Doug) of Tar Heel; one brother: Daniel Lymon Beard II; two sisters: Faye Allen of Bladenboro, Jeanette Bryan (Harris) of Florence, SC; twelve grandchildren: Donnie Williamson, Stephanie Williamson, Danielle Bordeaux, Colt Dowless, Luke Dowless, Ella Dowless, Amanda Dowless, Jake Dowless, Brittany Dowless, Clint Dowless, Mitch Dowless, and Preston Dowless and eleven great grandchildren: Madison Williamson, Cameron Williamson, Hayslee Williamson, Danica Bordeaux, Ryker Dowless, Rylie Dowless, Jeslyn Dowless, Bella Dowless, Ariel Dowless, Kaleb Dowless, and Ciara Dowless.

Joyce was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family a great deal. Joyce was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church in Dublin with Rev. Warren Hill officiating. Burial will follow the services in the Allen Cemetery.

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