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Joyce Ann Whitby Clary

Joyce Ann Whitby Clary, age 87, of Gasburg, VA passed away August 7, 2018. Joyce was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. until she married her love, Aubrey Lewis Clary, and moved to Gasburg, VA. Throughout her life she worked hard. She was the first secretary of the Roanoke Rapids Recreation Center and secretary for J. C. Lucy Lumber Company. She then worked with her husband at Aubrey L. Clary, Inc and Clary Trucking, Inc. which she eventually owned and operated. Joyce was a lifelong member of James Square Baptist Church, where for many many years she taught Sunday school, was the choir director, and was also a WMU leader. She loved to travel and was a lifelong member of the Southside Homemakers. She also served on the board of Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, VA. Family was everything to Joyce. She loved her grandchildren and her family. They will always cherish memories of her favorite holiday, Christmas, weekends at the lake, her Easter Egg Hunts, and endless family gatherings. Joyce is the daughter of the late William Rogers Whitby and Tressie Revelle Whitby Traylor. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Lewis Clary and her brother, William E. Whitby. She is survived by her children, Sherry C. Dail and husband Kenneth and Kerry L. Clary and wife Angelia; her grandchildren, Kenneth Layne Dail, Aubrey Evan Dail, Hunter Lewis Clary, Hannah Carol Clary and Parker Benjamin Clary; her great grandson, Morgan Landen Rethman; her sisters, Betty W. Mitchell and Helen W. White; her brother, George Michael Whitby; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday at James Square Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, VA with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James Square Baptist Church Playground Fund, P.O. Box 643, Lawrenceville, VA 23868.
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