Joy Hawkins Smythe, age 83, resident of Piperton, Tennessee and wife of Bruce Smythe, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2020 at her residence.
Joy was born February 4, 1937 in Independence, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Joe Stanly Hawkins and Gladys L. Anglin Hawkins. She was a 1955 graduate of Byhalia High School in Byhalia, Mississippi and was married March 31, 1967 to Bruce Smythe. Joy was a homemaker throughout her life and a resident of Piperton for 49 years. She was a member of Kirk Baptist Church in Piperton and enjoyed fishing. She will be remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
Mrs. Smythe is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bruce Smythe of Piperton, TN; two daughters, Eleanor Smith and her husband, Ronnie of Batesville, MS and Louise Hamric and her husband, Dave of Moscow, TN; her sister, Janice Taylor of Memphis, TN; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services and interment for Mrs. Smythe will be private.
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