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Miles Ray Joye

October 11, 1954 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Miles Ray Joye Obituary

          MARION – Miles Ray Joye, 69, died Friday, January 5, 2024, after a 3-year courageous battle with cancer.

          Ray was born in Georgetown County, South Carolina, a son of the late Miles Lester and Loretta Brown Joye.  He graduated from Marion High School and served an enlistment in the U.S. Navy. He was a Viet Nam veteran, having served on the USS America in the Tonkin Gulf.  He was retired from West Rock Paper Mill.  Mr. Joye was a member of Marion Baptist Church.

          He was a dog and horse enthusiast and was a member and past president of the North Carolina Field Trial Association.

          Survivors include his wife, Faye Martin Joye, of Marion; two daughters, Laura Joye Edwards (Lance) of Lake View, SC, and Lisa Joye Johnson, of Marion, SC; three brothers, Mitchell Joye of Marion, Linwood Joye (Terry) of Montgomery, AL, and Russell Joye (Maria) of Taylors, SC; and six grandchildren, Evan Graham, Jenna Graham, Reed Trussell, Miles Trussell, Walker Trussell, and Katie Johnson.

          A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2024, at Florence National Cemetery, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home of Florence. The family will receive visitors following the service at First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall), 300 S. Irby St., Florence, SC.

          Memorials may be made to NC Field Trial Association, c/o John Ivestor, Secretary, P.O. Box 2457, Huntersville, NC  28070; or First Baptist Church Florence, 300 S. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501.

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Graveside Service
January 12, 2024

11:00 AM
Florence National Cemetery
803 E. National Cemetery Road
Florence, SC 29506

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The family will receive friends after the service at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Florence.

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