Joyce Emily Covey Smith, of Hiwassee and formerly of the Max Creek Community, departed this life on Dec. 9, 2013 at the home of her sister and brother-in-law David and Gaynelle Spangler, of Pulaski. She was born Sept. 21, 1942 to the late Arlie W. and Emily Guynn Covey also of Max Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy R. Smith, and two sons, Billy Rae and Julian Raynard Smith, plus a half-brother Oakley Covey and his wife, Sadie O’Dell Covey, of Roanoke.
Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Gaynelle Covey Spangler and her husband, David B. Spangler, of Pulaski; nephews and their families, Marc and Nancy Bishop and their family Jeremy and Beth Bishop and baby Abigail and Emily Grace Bishop, Brian and Kelly Bishop and their two children, Caroline Elizabeth and Baby Hunter Bishop all of Pulaski.
She was a member of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church of Max Creek.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Max Creek on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. following visitation at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial and Internment will take place Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Memorial Garden in Roanoke.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.