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Joyce L. Foster Stone

Mrs. Joyce L. Foster Stone, age 69, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, January 01, 2015 at her home.

She was born to the late William W. Foster and the late Myrtle Ruby Ryan Foster on July 22, 1945. She was married to Mr. James Lewis Stone. She worked in the retail business as a sales associate and spent her later years as a homemaker. Mrs. Stone was an avid reader and was devoted to her family as a dedicated mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by them and those who knew her.

She is survived by husband, James Lewis Stone of the home; sisters, Audrey Singleton and Betty Parnell; children, Delbert Roy Parnell, Brenda Kay Blevins, Linda Sue Chambers, James Michael Stone and Diana Lynn Ingram; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Foster, 2 brothers, Charles F. Foster and Delbert Jackson Foster, a grandson, Brett Allen Wheeler and a great-granddaughter, Liliaina Leann Wheeler.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Tommy Jones officiating. Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday evening, January 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Blevins, Charlie Chambers, Joshua Stone, Mike Ingram, Joe Quinn and Jacob Thew.

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