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Joyce E. Barnard


Joyce E. Barnard

Joyce E. Barnard, 71, of Asheville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at John F. Keever Solace Center. 

She was born Dec. 26, 1944, in Brevard and had resided in Asheville most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Carl Eugene Powell and Martha Mooney Powell.  She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Carlos Nathaniel Barnard, and her former husband, O'Neal Barnard, with whom she remained close friends.

She is survived by her sons, Terry and Aubrey Barnard and Nick Powell; brothers and sisters, Edith, Jerry, Garland, Beverly, Carla and Cedric; many nieces and nephews; longtime friends, Gerald Roberson and Freddie Barnard.

She also leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She will be deeply missed.

Funeral services were held, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at 2 p.m. at World Wide Baptist Tabernacle, 85 Choctaw St., in Asheville.  Rev. James Grant officiated.

The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. 

Interment followed at Williams Branch Cemetery in Barnardsville.

Asheville Mortuary Services cared for the family.


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