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Joyce (Harris) Hendry

October 16, 1938 ~ June 20, 2019 (age 80)


Joyce Harris Hendry. 80, of Pierce County, passed away June 20, 2019 at her home in Blackshear, GA.

Mrs. Hendry was born in Pierce County on October 16, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Orvin A. and Valera Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Hendry, M.D., and a brother Jack R. Harris.

She was a Registered Nurse having received her degree in 1959 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Savannah, GA. Before retiring, she worked at Waycross Memorial Hospital for several years and for 17 years she was the nurse for Dr. Donald B. Waters.

She was a past member of the Lakeview Golf Club, Lakeview Ladies Golf Association, Pierce County American Heart Association (in which she was named the 1990 Volunteer of the Year), and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She had been a member of the Pierce County Board of Health since 1984.

In addition to being a wonderful nurse, she was a loving mother, Nana, sister, and friend. She is survived by sons, Richard H. (Jana) Hendry of San Diego, CA, Todd (Camille) Hendry of Brunswick, GA, and Will (Ching) Hendry of Marietta, GA.; grandsons, Phillip Hendry and Caden Hendry; and great-grandaughters, Savannah Hendry and Brooks Williams; two sisters, Linda Jean (Bill) Westberry of Thomaston, GA and Sandra (Barry) Murray of Lookout Mountain, GA; several nieces and nephews and two special cousins Dianne Davis and Mary Janice Rollison, both of Blackshear.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hendry will be held Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at 11:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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