Iola H. Joyner

Published 11:16 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019

FRANKLIN — Iola Hasty “Dick” Joyner, 86, passed away on Sept. 2, 2019, in Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Iola H. Joyner

A native of Southampton County, she was a daughter the late Percy Lewis and Mable Denson Hasty, and was also predeceased by her husband, James William Joyner, and her siblings, Josephine Vargo, Carlton Hasty, Alfred Hasty, Doris Bess, Quillan Hasty, Gerald Hasty, P. L. Hasty and Elton Hasty.

Dick was a 1951 graduate of Courtland High Schoo,l and a longtime local hairdresser.

She was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Deborah Watson (George) of Rocky Mount, and Cindy Gillette (Bill) of Capron, Virginia; a son, Edward Joyner (Beverly) of Rocky Mount; four grandchildren, Matthew Gillette (Megan), Jacob Gillette (Brittany), Jason Joyner (Meghan) and Joshua Joyner (Betsy); five great-grandchildren, Emerson Kate Joyner, Nash Joyner, Grace Gillette, Benjamin Gillette and Ezra Gillette; three special nieces, Betty Jean Whitby, Anita Cutchins and Penny Mobley; and closest friends, Earl and Cecilia Burgess and Edwin and Kathy Brittle.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Virginia, with Pastor Randy Wright and her grandson, Josh Joyner, officiating. Burial will follow in Capron Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 27002 Smith’s Ferry Road, Franklin, VA 23851.