Joyce Ford Cravens

Died: Wed., Sep. 18, 2013


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 19, 2013
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 20, 2013
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 21, 2013
Location: Alexander Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 21, 2013
Location: Alexander Funeral Home

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Joyce Ann Ford Cravens was born in Macon County, Tennessee on March 29, 1959 to the late Otis Ray Haddock and Shelby Jene Ford Cothron.  
On July 4, 2001, Joyce was married to James Danial Cravens, Sr., he survives.
Besides her parents; brothers, James Ray Ford and Harold Dean Cothron, and sister, Deloris “Tino” Mosley also preceded her in death.  
She has one son, James and one daughter, Ruby, and two step-children, Kimberly, and Derek, that she cherished very much.
Joyce enjoyed staying at home and caring for her children and grandchildren.  Joyce did work for five years at Mueller Brass.
She was always busy doing something. Joyce enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and fixing hair.
Whenever time allowed, she loved being on a boat fishing with family and friends.
Joyce loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing games with them.
She attended the Church of God.
On September 18, 2013, the Lord called Joyce home. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.  
Funeral services for Joyce Cravens will be conducted Saturday, September 21st. at 1 pm from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Reverend Landy Presley officiating. Interment will follow in the Lafayette City Cemetery.
Joyce is survived by; Husband, James Cravens, Sr. of Lafayette, TN, Daughter, Ruby (Adam) Smith of Lafayette, TN, Son, James Daniel (Alesha L.) Cravens, Jr. of Columbus, IN, Step-Children, Kimberly Danielle (Derek) Redman of North Carolina, and Derek Cravens of Orlando, FL, Sister, Michelle (Pat) Wix of Lafayette, TN, Grandchildren, Brooklyn Michelle Cravens of Columbus, IN, Trevor and Tylor Whittemore, Mandy, Indyana, and Isacc Smith, and Brooklyn and Monny Mosley all of Lafayette, TN, Farrah Redman and Brhylin Redman of North Carolina.
Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements.
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Evelyn Driver
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
I am so sorry about Joyce. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Lamb
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
Ruby, I am so sorry to hear this bad news about your Mom. I also know the pain you are feeling in your heart. I lost my Mom in 2008 and my brother Mike that took care of her for severals years passed away 24 hours later. We had to put them to rest on the same day. I am praying for you and your family and if you need anything, just let know and I will be there. God Bless You and your family

Gary Cravens & Donna Cravens
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
Danny Donna and I are sorry for your loss. Love you all Gary & Donna Cravens

   Posted Thu September 26, 2013
so sorry to hear about your loss will be praying for the family

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