Joyce Smith

Joyce Marie Simmons Smith

Friday, December 23rd, 1949 - Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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Joyce Marie Simmons Smith, age 71, of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Born in Stephens County, on December 23, 1949, she was a daughter of Novella Emmett Simmons of Baldwin and the late Grover Simmons. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a talented pianist who loved Southern Gospel music.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Steve Dyer.

Survivors include husband, Willard Smith of Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jennifer Smith of Clayton; daughters and sons-in-law, Tabitha and Stacey Sims of Lula and Deane Dyer Akers and Geno Akers of Baldwin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Larry Logan of Homer and Renee and Doug Varner of Bold Springs, GA.

A private family graveside service will be held at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Frank Sailors and Rev. Billy Burrell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5223 Old Highway 441 North, Baldwin, Georgia 30511 or to the charity of one’s choice.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.
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    Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery
    Highway 441 South
    BALDWIN, GA 30511
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