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Joyce Evelyn White

Joyce Evelyn White, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, in Texarkana.

She was born July 22, 1943, to the late Ballard Waller and the late Mable Dennis Waller.  She was married to the late Jerry White for fifty years. She was a teacher by profession and loved all her students. She loved to watch old Westerns, to crochet, do canning, sew and enjoyed art and crafts. She especially loved working at her church, Lakeview Baptist.  Joyce was a loving sister, aunt, and a friend to all she met.

She is survived by her sister, Donita Almand (Dale) of Prescott, Arkansas; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Colin White, Roy Harris, Troy and Gale Harris, Connie Golden, all of Mena, Arkansas, and Brenda Waller of Emerson, Arkansas.  She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerry White, her brother, Troy Waller, and her sisters-in-law, Sue Harris and Hilda White.

Graveside services will be Monday, October 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the White Oak Cemetery with Brother Steve Raines officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be general. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

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