Joan B. Locke

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Joan B. Locke
AIKEN - Joan B. Locke of Aiken, SC died at home on February 2, 2018. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in Kentucky and Virginia. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing in 1959 and earned her M.S. in Counseling from North Carolina State University in 1971. She was certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry and received the national certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. She practiced in both clinical and administrative settings over her 40 year nursing career.
Joan volunteered with various organizations including the Aiken Library, the original Free Clinic of Aiken, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, the STAR Therapeutic Riding program, the Community Theater, and the Aiken County Animal Shelter. She played with the Aiken Community Band, the New Horizon Band, and she sang with the Aiken Singers.
She was predeceased by her parents, Olive and Lee Barcy, husband, Frederick C. Locke, a WWII veteran, and sister, Barbara Lindauer.
She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Bob) Brown of Richmond, VA, her stepdaughter, Carol Locke of Raleigh, NC, her stepson, ric Locke of Raleigh, NC, three granddaughters, a niece, and a nephew.
A committal service will be held at 1:00 PM on April 20, 2018 at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Rd., Columbia, SC.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Aiken County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2207, Aiken, SC.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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Aiken, SC 29801
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Feb. 23, 2018