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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Wednesday August 28th, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel, Sylva, NC
Wednesday August 28th, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Joy Hoyle

Joy Phillips Hoyle, 74, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday August 25, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, Joy was the daughter of the late Ransom and Leah Phillips. Joy was a Member of Central Haywood Church of Christ. She wrote and published two books; Beneath the Balsams and Handed down, passed around. She loved getting to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her 3 brothers; Weldon, Kay and Warren Phillips. 

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Bill Hoyle

Her children; Kenny Hoyle (Theresa) of Ohio and Tammy Millsaps (Roger) of Bryson City

4 Grandchildren- Daniel Parris, Becca Winchester, Wade and Leah Hoyle

2 Great Grandchildren- Kyleigh and Coy Winchester

1 Sister- June Cabe of Sylva

and a special little friend Jasper

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday August 28, 2019 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with Minister Jeff Arnette officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 pm prior to the Service at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blanton-Hoyle Cemetery. 

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Bill, Tammy, and Kenny, I'm so sorry to hear about Joy's passing. She was always so good to everyone. I will always remember her smile and the twinkle her eyes. God bless you all.

Pat Goddard Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Kenny, please know I am keeping you and your entire family close in my thoughts and prayers. From an old wagon train friend.

Frances Ward Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Bill, Tammy and Kenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all in the days ahead.

Beverly Parris Gaddis Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Lisa McMahan Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joy Hoyle

Lisa McMahan Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

she was a great lady and she was a good friend to my mom Mary Mathis.

Betty Farmer Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joy Hoyle

Betty Farmer Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

you all have our deepest sympathy an love praying for all of you an she was the most amazing person an I loved her books she made sure I got them an always was a special person to us

Eddie an Bonita Fox an family Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joy Hoyle

Eddie an Bonita Fox an family Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

The community has lost someone who brought happiness to many people. There is no doubt her passing has left a scar for her family, there is no doubt she will ever be remembered by them all. There are no pretty words to heal a wound, but her memory will help to deal with the loss. May you forever RIP Joy; you will be missed.

Howell and Barbara B. Freeman Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

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