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Originally published: 2013-02-04 12:16:53
Last modified: 2013-02-04 12:16:53

Joyce Ann Burleson

Joyce Ann Burleson, 75, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Audie and Mary Silvers Burleson.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Dewey Burleson. She was a 1957 graduate of Harris High School and worked for over 30 years at Hampshire Hosiery. Burleson was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and loved to sew.

Surviving is her son, Cecil D. Burleson and wife, Kathy, of Spruce Pine; two grandchildren, Cecil C. Burleson and Mary K. Burleson; one sister, Glenda Gragg and husband, Bill, of Newland; two brothers, Carroll Ray Burleson of Granite Falls and Harold S. Burleson of Spruce Pine. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and were officated by the Rev. Steve Williams and the Rev. Toby Crowder. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Family received friends 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were, Audie Burleson, Eddie Young, Matt Burleson, Daniel Burleson, Mike Gragg and Doug Gragg.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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