The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 23, 2013

Joyce V. Parker

The Tribune-Democrat

MARYVILLE, TENN. — PARKER – Joyce V., 96, Maryville, Tenn., formerly of Johnstown, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at a local health care facility. Daughter of Thomas Gladstone and Edna (Boyle) Watkins. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 54 years, Richard James; stepson, Richard Dean; grandson, Gerald Wayne Coughenour; brother, Tommy Watkins; and sister, Kathryn Taylor. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Gary Bonner, Maryville; and Betty and Don Coughenour, Knoxville; sister, Shirley Chamberlain, Winona Lake, Ind.; sister-in-law, Lois Watkins, Tavares, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Joyce had a lovely alto voice and was part of a trio called The Harmony’s Three. They sang on the radio and at many civic programs in Johnstown. Former member of Riverside Grace Brethren Church of Johnstown, where she was an active member. Joyce and her husband shared the joy of camping. She cherished her family, and was a faithful prayer warrior. She loved to read Christian novels.  Member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville. Private service with interment will be held at Richland Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to Knox Area Rescue Ministries, P.O. Drawer 3310, Knoxville, Tenn.  37927-3310. Arrangements by George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville. Online condolences may be sent to

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