Joyce Martin Slate, 66, of Hillsville, Va., died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Winston Salem, N.C.
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She was born November, 1946, to Philip Own and Eula N. Martin.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard P. Slate Jr.; her parents; her brother, Bobby Martin and wife Syndie; her nephew, Robert Martin; and special friends, Inkie, Millie and Little One.
She was a dedicated teacher for 43 years and will be missed by family, friends, colleagues and current and former students.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, with the Rev. Wendell Horton officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. A private graveside service will follow for family only at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Twin County Humane Society, P.O. Box 125, Hillsville, Va. 24343.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
Published in Galax Gazette from July 3 to July 4, 2013