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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Joyce Lay

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

EAST PRAIRIE -- Joyce Lorene Lay, 63, died at 3 p.m. July 17, 2006, at her home.

Born Jan. 16, 1943, in Clinton, Ky., daughter of the late William A. and Mary Elizabeth Boswell Denton, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie. She was a nurses aide for the Sells Rest Home in Matthews.

In 1965, she married Lee Arnold Lay who survives of Jasper, Ala.

Other survivors include: two sons, Kevin Lay of Bartlett, Tenn., and Lee Lay of East Prairie; two brothers, Sammy Denton and Dillon Denton of East Prairie; four sisters, Ann Watson of Pekin, Ill., and Katie Hodges, Rita Dowdy and Marie Scott of East Prairie; and five grandchildren.

One daughter, Shawna Lay, preceded her in death.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. Mike Johnson will officiate.

Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Wade Beard, Jamie Beard, David Aters, Kenneth Dowdy Jr., Todd Scott, Ray Scott, Arnold Lay and Josh Counts.