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Joyce Helen Kuykendall

January 21, 1927 — June 19, 2021

Joyce Helen Kuykendall
Rutherfordton, NC

Joyce Helen Edwards Kuykendall, 94, of 140 Scoggins Road, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at her residence. Joyce was born in Swain County, North Carolina on January 21, 1927, a daughter of the late George Edwards and Nanny Simmons Edwards. She was the widow of William Winston Kuykendall. Mrs. Kuykendall was a former food industry employee and of the Baptist faith.
Joyce is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Turner, of Rutherfordton, North Carolina;
Yvonne Richards and her husband, Randy, of Woodruff, South Carolina; a son,Jack Carr, of Georgia; and a sister, Ima Jean Edwards, of Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Joyce is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Scotty, Chad, Lisa, Denise, Ray Lorraine, Justine, Amanda, James, Teddy, Angie, Billy and Michael; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kuykendall was predeceased by a son, Teddy Edwards, and two grandsons, Jack Carr, Jr. and Junior Arnold.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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