Joyce Emily Howard Purcell, age 87, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Evans Memorial Hospital. She was born November 2, 1934, to John Christopher and Flossie Baxter Howard, and she lived here all her life. Joyce was retired from Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation as a data management clerk, and she was an animal lover. She attended Northside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darwin Purcell; sisters, Pena Bradley and Lois Purcell; and brother, H.C. Howard.
She is survived by sister, Doris Smiley of Meldrim; nephew, Chris Gross (Sheila) of Glennville; special friend, Earnal Moser; and several other relatives.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 22, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery.
Care and services were entrusted to Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia.