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Joyce Farley Peters (05-12-2016)
Photo of Joyce Farley PetersMemorial Services for
Joyce Farley Peters 85, of
Farmerville, were held at
2 p.m. on Saturday, May
7, 2016 at Sardis Baptist
Church with Bro. Bob Jackson
and Bro. Barry Joyner
officiating. The family received
friends from 1 p.m.
until time of the service. Arrangements
were under the
direction of Griffin Funeral
Home of West Monroe.
Joyce was born on September
20, 1930 in Farmerville.
She graduated from
Farmerville High School
and attended Louisiana Tech
in Ruston. She had a varied
work career – secretary, Bell
telephone representative,
dietician, Union Parish Council on Ageing, Ouachita Parish
“Meals on Wheels” and operated two restaurants.
After retirement, Joyce dedicated her talents to services
for her church and community. She traveled on mission
trips with the Concord Union Baptist Association. She
worked on the Christmas Shoe Box ministry for the Indian
Reservation and was involved in “Women on Missions”
at Sardis Baptist Church. She also helped organize and
support many fund raisers for the Sardis Community
Volunteer Fire Station.
Joyce passed away at her home in Farmerville on
Monday, May 2, 2016. She was preceded in death by: Her
parents, Henry H. Farley and Ollie Joiner Farley; two
brothers – Jess Herman Farley and Henry Don Farley; a
sister, Maudine Farley.
She is survived by: Her husband of 52 years, Albert J.
Peters; a brother, Jim Farley and wife Betty of Farmerville;
a sister Carolyn Farley Kelley and husband Dr. John
Kelley of Farmerville; a step daughter, Denise Polston and
husband Pat of Livingston, Texas; three nieces - Teresa
Farley, Cindy Farley Dycus and Stephanie Kelley Duran;
a nephew - John Farley Kelley; and nine great nieces and
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made
to the Sardis Baptist Church building fund.