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Joyce Lovin

Joyce Fisher Lovin, 88, of Sylva, passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020.  A native and a lifelong resident of Jackson County she was the daughter of the late Don and Dallie Fisher. 

Joyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sylva and she enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint and playing bridge several times a week. She also loved to travel when she was able. She served the people of Jackson County for almost 30 years before her retirement in 1995 as the Jackson County Tax Collector. 

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husbands; Tom Clayton and Denman Lovin as wella s her son, Tommy Clayton

She is survived by 3 Grandchildren; 

Leslie (Foster) Rodwell of Greer, SC

Ashley (Kevin) Stiens of Simpsonville, SC

Kyle (Abigail) Clayton of Sylva

Great Grandchildren- Clayton and Jack Rodwell, Riley and Molly Stiens, Cameron Clayton

A Private Graveside Service will be held

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to The Baptist Childrens Home of NC, 204 Idol St, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to the Tommy Clayton Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Smoky Mountain High School, 100 Smoky Mountain Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

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Joyce was a strong, intelligent woman who served Jackson County well. She loved her family dearly. RIP, Joyce.

Julie Townsend Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

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Julie Townsend Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

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