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Joyce Marie Wilcox

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Joyce Marie Wilcox 1934 - 2009 NORTH POWNAL Joyce Marie Wilcox, 74, a longtime resident died Sunday morning, March 1, 2009, at the Williamstown (Mass.) Commons following a long illness. Born in Ranson, W.Va., on May 5, 1934, daughter of Herman and Lucille Anderson Chamblin, she received her education in local schools. Joyce was an owner and trainer of race horses all her life, and was a member of the Horse Breeders Professional Association. Her husband, Harry Eugene "Gene" Wilcox, whom she married in Woodford in 1962, died July 20, 1985. She leaves one son, Wayne Linton of Kearneysville, W.Va., and daughter-in-law, Debbie Linton of Williamstown, Mass.; her grandchildren, Rosanna Marie Linton of Clarksburg, W.Va., Daniel Wayne Linton of Ranson, W.Va., and Rossi Michael Linton of Williamstown, and her foster sister, Janice Watson of Martinsburg, W.Va. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and many friends. Joyce was predeceased by two sisters, Wanda Mae Pierson and Emma Jane Slusher, and by her beloved granddaughter, Rosette Michelle Linton. She enjoyed doing pottery, embroidery and ceramics. Her laugh and smile will always be remembered by all those that loved her. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Monday, March 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the North Pownal Congregational Church with the Rev.Gary Rogers, pastor, officiating. Interment will take place in the North Pownal Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamstown Commons for the development of a Memorial Reflections Room through the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 3, 2009
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