Mrs. Joyce Marks, age 79 of the Elmwood Community died Sunday evening November 19, 2017 at 6:23 p.m. at her Marks Lane home suffering from cancer. She was pronounced deceased at 8:15 p.m. by Avalon Hospice of Cookeville. Her family was at her bedside.
Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiated at the 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon November 22nd funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Garden of Peace at Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Born Mildred Joyce Warden in Livingston in Overton County on June 17, 1938, she was one of 8 children of the late Joe Bob Warden and Alta Zora Moore Warden.
Siblings preceding her in death were Joe Earlie Warden, Carlos Lee Warden, Cora Sue Bilbrey, Mary Gertrude Mason and Lela Francis Denney.
In Rossville, Georgia on August 22, 1954 she was united in marriage to Elmwood Community native Joe Allen Marks.
Before retirement Mrs. Marks was employed at the former Carthage Shirt Corporation and later at the former Robertshaw Industries in Carthage.
She was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Elmwood.
Surviving in addition to her husband of over sixty three years are their two children, Ann Marks Thompson and husband Ronnie of the Rawls Creek Community, Joey Marks and wife Kathy Lawson Marks of Carthage, six grandchildren, Priscilla Thompson, Felecia Marks, Sara Ann Thackxton and husband Brian Keith Thackxton, Rhonda Bell, William Thompson and wife Samantha, April Law and husband Jimmy; six great-grandchildren, Jaxston, Octavia, Jazmin, Cooper, Spencer and Haylee; twin sister, Faye Lois Whited and husband Billy of Mt. Juliet; brother, Billy McCoy Warden and wife Oleda of Marietta, Georgia.
The Marks family requests memorials be made to the Smith County Cancer Fund.
Sanderson of Carthage