Funeral services for Joyce Alene Townsend Smith, age 71, of Brownwood, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Don Grelley and Alvis Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in the Blanket Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 on Friday evening.

Joyce died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1936, near Blanket to Virgil and Lilas (Tunnell) Townsend. She graduated from Blanket High School and Howard Payne College. She worked for three years at the Bowie Theater while attending HPC. Joyce lived in Temple for 10 years where she was active as a Cub Scout Den Mother for five years and volunteered as a coach of young boys basketball and baseball teams.

Joyce and her family moved back to Brownwood in 1974 where she worked for Brownwood Memorial Hospital and American National Insurance. She later went to work for the Texas Department of Human Services, where she retired after nearly 20 years of service.

Joyce was a longtime member of both the Austin Avenue Church of Christ and Brady Avenue Church of Christ.

Joyce is survived by her three sons, Bryan Smith and wife Sherry of Brownwood, Raphael (Rafe) Smith and wife Becky of Brownwood, and Stacy Smith of Early, a daughter-in-law, Deneice Smith of Early; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Herman Townsend and wife Freda of Van, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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