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Joyce Tankersley Ghann

November 16, 2018 - 06:00
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Aug. 10, 1934- Nov. 9, 2018

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Joyce Tankersley Ghann, 84, of Union Point, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.

Funeral Services were held, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Bethesda Baptist Church, 1560 Bethesda Church Road, Union Point 30669 with Rev. Bruce Lovin. Rev. Terry Duvall and Rev. Wayne Ghann officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Ryan Yearwood, James Coleman, Sumner Coleman, Russell Tankersley, Zack Tankersley and Travis Tankersley.

Joyce is a lifelong resident of Union Point she was born August 10, 1934 in Fort Gaines, the daughter of the late Ethel Peterson Tankersley and William Earnest Tankersley. In 1952 she graduated from Union Point High School. On June 21, 1952 she married Emmett Kenneth Ghann. After high school she worked as a telephone operator and later worked in Crawfordville at a sewing plant. Her last job was working for Caldwell Cleaners in Union Point, as the manager. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and enjoyed needlework, crocheting, reading and camping.

Joyce is survived by her only daughter, Charlotte Yearwood and husband Ronnie of Union Point; two grandchildren; Amy Coleman and husband James of White Plains, and Ryan Yearwood and wife Kaely of Union Point; two great grandchildren, Sumner Coleman and Emma Lynn Coleman and one on the way; a brother, Gerald “Tick” Tankersley and wife Peachy; a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Kenneth Ghann and a brother, Jack Tankersley and his wife Marge.

The family requests that any memorials be made to Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 302, 1560 Bethesda Church Road, Union Point. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point,

(706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.