Joyce Leona Friend Anders

Joyce Leona Friend Anders, age 63, of Max Meadows, passed away Monday Feb. 18, 2013 in LewisGale Medical Center, Salem.

Born July 1, 1949 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Eugene Friend Sr. and Opal Marie Swecker Friend.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Anders of Max Meadows; daughter and son-in-law, Kristal Yvette Cruz and John Cruz of North Richland Hills, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Brent Shannon Taylor and Catherine Taylor of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Jordan Cruz, Tyler Cruz, Chaise Taylor and Nicholas Taylor; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Wayne and Peggy Friend of Florida, Luther Eugene Friend Jr., Susan and Shover Thomas of North Carolina, Cindy and Tim Treadway of Virginia, Janet and Roy Murphy of Texas, and Chasity and Chris Stevens of Pulaski.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m., at Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with Pastor Cindy Privette officiating. Interment will follow in Swecker Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5-7 p.m., at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling arrangements for the Anders family. To sign the online guestbook, please visit



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