Joyce Virginia Ingram North, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital.

Joyce was a very Godly woman, and a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church of Sweetwater. She was a former employee of Guthrie-Bradley and Jones-Greer’s, and Sweetwater Nursing Center.

She was 83 years old.

Preceded in death by: her parents, Robert Taylor and Nancy Catherine Beavers Ingram; husband, John Raymond “J.R.” North; brothers and sisters, Paul Ingram, Minnie Vestal, Hazel Vineyard, Agnes Richeson, Bill Ingram; great-grandson, Lucas Keener.

Survivors include: her daughter, Janet Keener, of Sweetwater;

Grandson and wife, Jake and Amy Keener, of Vonore;

Great-grandsons, Jacob Keener, Collin Watson;

Sister, Geraldine Drake, of Sweetwater;

Special nephew and nieces, Rusty and Kim Vineyard, Penny Vineyard Shoemaker;

Several other nieces and nephews;

Special friends, Betty Parks, Wilma Ratledge, Jean Pruitt.

The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church in Sweetwater. The service followed at 6 p.m., with Pastor Johnny Carr officiating. Interment was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the West View Cemetery.

Kyker Funeral Homes in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com.