Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Joyce Farner

11/14/1948 - 01/09/2023

Joyce Farner, 74, of Marble passed away Monday, January 09, 2023. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Nellie Sneed Kephart. Joyce had worked for Clifton in the textile industry. She loved gardening, canning, and cooking for anyone. Joyce loved the Lord and was a member of Maltby Baptist Church.

In addition to the parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Luke Roberson and Eddie Farner; brothers, Howard and Charles Kephart; a sister, Helen Graves.

Surviving are sons, Jeff Roberson and wife, April, and Mark Roberson and wife, Angie; one stepdaughter, Leeann Pendergrass, one stepson, Dean Farner; sisters, Alice McDonald, Wilma Whitley, Barbara Lovingood, and Linda Kilpatrick; grandchildren, Kent Roberson, Lane Roberson, Isaac Carter, Emily Roberson, Jacob Carter, and Abigail Farner; great grandchildren, Adalyn Rose Roberson, and Brantley Carter; and a bunch of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 13,2023 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel-Murphy with Rev. Tommy Hayes officiating. Interment will be in the Maltby Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff, Ryan, and Brandon Stiles, Brian Kilpatrick, Nathan Sneed, and Isaac Rice.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel-Murphy prior to the services.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.

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