Catherine “Cay” Hamilton Joyce Jones passed away November 16, 2018

Catherine “Cay” Hamilton Joyce Jones, 75, passed away on November 16, 2018 at North Baptist Hospital in Little Rock after a brief illness.

Born January 4, 1943 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Edwin H. Hamilton and Frances Catherine Massey Hamilton. She attended East High School in Memphis. She then attended Miller-Hawkins Secretarial School in Memphis and married her first husband, the late Charles Joyce, upon completion of her training there.

She enjoyed scrapbooking, researching genealogy, painting, needlework, reading, weaving baskets and travel. Many of her award-winning paintings and needlework are treasured by her family. It seemed anything she tried to do, she could do very well.

She was a member of PEO Sisterhood, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Methodist Women of Holiday Hills Methodist Church, Stitchers’ Club of Heber Springs, West Side Eagle Pride member, Ladies Auxiliary of Greers Ferry Firefighters, Choir member of Holiday Hills Methodist Church and maintained donors to keep Narrows Bridge lights since 1992. In the past, she had been a Board Member of Greers Ferry Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Community Water System, President of Fairfield Bay Garden Club, President of Cleburne County American Heart Association, member of Cleburne County Crime Stoppers, President of Greers Ferry Optimist Club, Lt. Governor for Arkansas District Optimist Club, President and State Historian of Colonial Dames XVII Century, on Board of Directors at Margie’s Haven House, past President of Board of Directors of Community School of Cleburne County as well as having been head drum majorette when in high school.

She was awarded the Distinguished President for Greers Ferry Optimist Club, Distinguished Lt. Governor for Arkansas District with Optimist International, Excellence in Community Service Award from the Daughter of the American Revolution and twice received the United Methodist Women service pin.

She was preceded in death by her second husband Robert S. Jones, her brother William Carl Hamilton and parents. She is survived by her two sons: C. Michael Joyce Jr. and wife Alicia, and Christopher H Joyce and wife Janet; step-daughter Julia Reynolds and husband Glenn; step-son Frank Jones; her brother Clifton Hamilton and wife Anna; grandchildren: Hunter Joyce, Lily Joyce, Isabella “Bella” Joyce, Jocelyn Larson, Jessica Grigsby, Claire Jones, Connor Jones, Megan Holloway and her husband Louis; great-grandchildren:  Eliana Holloway, Emily Holloway, Kali Larson, Jonathan Larson, Tia Donahoo, Logan Core and Ryker Corey .

Visitation will be at 12:00pm with funeral services at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Greers Ferry Holiday Hills Methodist Church with interment at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery.

She has requested any memorials to be sent to Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, Arkansas 72503 or Feed the Hungry.Arrangements by Family Funeral Service