The Washington Times-Herald

November 27, 2012

Ellen Joyce

Oct. 30, 1944 - Nov. 24, 2012

Washington Times-Herald

ODON — Edith Ellen Joyce, 68, died Saturday at her residence. Born Oct. 30, 1944, in Washington, she was the daughter of William Harner and Sovisa (Harris) Harner McIntire. She attended Washington schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of ABATE Motorcycle Club, enjoyed car shows and loved collecting dolls and bears. She is survived by her longtime companion, Don “Mountain” Hudson of Odon; daughters, Jan (Terry) Barnes of Omaha, Neb., Lorie (Danny) Offill of Petersburg, Tammy George of Washington, and Julia (Jerry) Sanders of Shoals; one son, Jason Hudson of Shoals; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, William Harner of Washington. She is preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Joyce III and Bryan Scott Joyce; close friend who was like a grandfather, Gerald LeRoy Hudson; and her beloved family pet, Tinkerbell. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel, with Bro. Steve Dayton officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family online at