Joyce Dinkins

YADKINVILLE — Mrs. Joyce Hutchens Dinkins, 88, of Shacktown Road, passed away peacefully Monday, May 12, 2014, at the home of her daughter. She was born Oct. 15, 1925, in Yadkin County to the late Harrison and Vercie Allgood Hutchens. Mrs. Dinkins was retired from Yadkin County Social Services and was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Mrs. Dinkins enjoyed the time she spent cooking for others, especially making her coconut pies, and loved making sure that everyone had something to eat before they left. Her family and especially her granddaughters were the joy of her life. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Dinkins, on Nov. 16, 2013; and her sisters and brothers, Ruth Hutchens, Gladys Hutchens, Gilbert Hutchens, Wallace Hutchens, Lillian Hutchens, and Herbert Hutchens. Surviving are her loving daughter, Carol Hamel and husband, Pierre, of Yadkinville; granddaughters, Michelle O'Keefe, and husband, Sean, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jessica Stevens of Winston-Salem, Katy Hamel of Yadkinville; her sister, Betty Sue Thompson of Rocky Mount; and several families of her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, including the families of her brothers-in-law, Harold Dinkins, Wayne Dinkins, and sister-in-law, Bonnie Allen. A Service of Celebration for the life of Mrs. Dinkins will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Maplewood Baptist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Online condolences may be made to Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the family.

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Gentry Family Funeral Service
5108 US Hwy 601  Yadkinville, NC 27055
(336) 679-7111

Published in The Yadkin Ripple from May 14 to May 15, 2014