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1939 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joy Apple, 75

Joy Apple, age 75, of Yellville, Arkansas, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Hospice of the Ozarks House in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Joy was born May 30, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late James and Thelma (Johnson) Ballard. She has lived in Yellville for the past 36 years, having moved here from Memphis, Tennessee.

Joy loved her flower gardens and being outdoors. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed entertaining in her home. Joy was highly recognized for interior decorating of numerous local businesses and homes. She also had a keen eye and a love for fashion.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles R. Apple, of Yellville; three sons: Charles Richard Apple, Jr. (Crystal) of Memphis, Tennessee; William F. Apple, II, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; and David A. Apple (Caren) of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, Jim Ballard (Sue) of Winona, Minnesota; and one sister, Ann Loeffel, of Memphis, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Betty M McCullar.

Visitation for Joy will be held at the Burns Funeral Home in Yellville on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Yellville on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Jim Fanrak officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to ; Joy Apple Tribute #37596051; PO Box 142; Memphis, TN 38148;

or online at https://shop.stjudy.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671



Published in Baxter Bulletin on Feb. 3, 2015
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