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Joyce Fellows Earley

Born in Ingham County, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Leon and Lulu Bell Montrose Fellows. Mrs. Earley was a member of Tryon Second Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was the widow of Charles H. Earley, who died in 1996.

Surviving are: four daughters, Cathy Burns (Stan) of Landrum; Manda Jackson (Donald) of Green Creek; Debbie Gibbs (John) of Tryon and Lori Hyder (Justin) of Landrum, S.C. One brother, Leon Fellows (Gerry) of Lansing, Mich. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren..

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2009 in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with Rev. Albert Teague and Rev. Dennis Jones officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.