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Joyce Smith Woolard

Published 12:01am Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dec. 13, 1934 – Jan. 29, 2013

Joyce Smith Woolard, 78, of Morganton, NC died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 following a period of declining health. The family will receive friends Friday, February 8, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC.
Mrs. Woolard was born in Beaufort County on December 13, 1934 and was a daughter of the late George Washington Smith and Thelma Lee Bennett Smith. She was a graduate of East Carolina University and a member of Old Ford Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Woolard, III and his wife, Kim; her daughter, Sally W. Sandy and her husband, Joseph; and three grandchildren, Samantha Woolard, and Joey and Patrick Sandy, all of Morganton. She is also survived by a brother, Delma Smith and his wife, Mary of Chocowinity; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and Betty Sue Harris of Morrisville, NC, Sonny and Frances Swain of Greenville, Bill and Kathy Woolard of Atlantic
Beach, and Reba Smith of Chocowinity; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Woolard, Jr.; brothers, Otha and Dennis Smith; her twin sister, Loyce Godley and her husband, Max; and by her sister, Evelyn Lilley.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Woolard’s honor to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting
Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E, Washington, NC has been given the honor of serving the Woolard family.

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