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Originally published: 2013-05-06 12:47:24
Last modified: 2013-05-06 12:47:23

Joe Styles

Joe Styles, 72, of McDowell County, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at McDowell Hospital. He was born April 13, 1941, in Mitchell County, a son of the late Robert and Amy Waycaster Styles. He was also preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Dellinger Styles and daughter, JoEllen Willis; sister, Berta Lee McKinney. Styles loved to have cookouts, digging ramps and deer hunting but most of all he loved his children and his grandchildren.

Surviving are his companion, Eunice Webb Hughes of Elk Park; two daughters, Penny Forbes and husband, Bill, of Woodlawn and Joan Moore of Marion; son, Joey Styles and wife, Regina, of Burnsville; sister, Phyllis Henson; brothers, Robert Styles, Charles Styles and wife, Anita, Chet Styles and Tommy Styles and wife, Wanda; grandchildren, Jessica Ayers and husband, Keith, Darren Hughes, Alysa Styles, Makayla Styles, Josh Arrowood, Joseph “Joe-Joe” Willis, Michael, Brandon and Kaitlyn Moore, Ashley Forbes and “Little” Bill Forbes.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Jody Almond will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.

The family will like to say a special thank you to Carla and all the ICU nurses at McDowell Hospital for the wonderful care given to Styles. To send online condolences, please visit our website at

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