Joyce Elaine Metz, 67 of Dover, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born May 13, 1953 in Dover, to James Burton and Eunice Mae Carpenter Mason. She was preceded in death by parents; brother, Troy Mason, infant sister, Delores Jean Mason.
She is survived by loving children, Rodney Metz, Springfield MO; Tim Metz & wife Laney, Dover, Christi Dacus, Dover; grandchildren, Alec Metz, Bryce Metz, Hudson Metz, Spencer Metz, Brooke Dacus, Kaylee Dacus, Hunter Dacus; great granddaughter, Raelynn Dacus; three sisters, Nita Combs & husband Floyd, Clara Dotson, Louise Boze all of Dover. She is also survived by the father of her children, Charles Metz of Dover, as well as other family and friends.
Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church of Dover. She was very active in the church, serving with the food pantry program. She had a special place in her heart for her Sunday School Class. Joyce was Nana to her grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye. She enjoyed watching them at their sports activities and spending time with her family.
The Graveside funeral service and burial will be 2pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Rushing Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Paxton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Pallbearers will be Greg Millsaps, Gordon Millsaps, Alec Metz, Bryce Metz, Hudson Metz, Hunter Dacus.
Memorials may be made in Joyce's honor to the First Baptist Church of Dover, Food Bank Fund.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.
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