Valdosta Daily Times

June 18, 2014

Joyce Elizabeth Bennett

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Joyce Elizabeth Bennett, 68, of Nashville, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Adel to the late John F. Smith and Louise E. Bennett. She was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church in Nashville. Mrs. Bennett also worked with the Berrien County School system.

Survivors include her sister, Cathy (Wayne) Bennett of Nashville; brother, John F. Smith (Sandra Loveless) of Nashville; stepfather, James Bennett of Nashville; two nephews, Scottie (Christine) Bennett and Brad (Libby) Bennett; two great-nephews, Jacob and Levi; and several grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Community United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Don Bridges officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at — Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.