Joyce Harris Hendry

Joyce Harris Hendry, 80, of Pierce County, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her home in Blackshear.

She was born in Pierce County October 16, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Orvin A. and Valera Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Hendry, M.D., and a brother, Jack R. Harris.

She was a Registered Nurse having received her degree in 1959 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Savannah. Before retiring, she worked at Memorial Hospital in Waycross for several years and for 17 years she was the nurse for Dr. Donald B. Waters.

She was a past member of the Lakeview Golf Club, Lakeview Ladies Golf Association, Pierce County American Heart Association (in which she was named the 1990 Volunteer of the Year) and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She had been a member of the Pierce County Board of Health since 1984.

In addition to being a wonderful nurse, she was a loving mother, Nana, sister, and friend. 

Survivors include her sons, Richard H. (Jana) Hendry, San Diego, CA, Todd (Camille) Hendry, Brunswick and Will (Ching) Hendry, Marietta; grandsons, Phillip Hendry and Caden Hendry; great-grandaughters, Savannah Hendry and Brooks Williams; two sisters, Linda Jean (Bill) Westberry, Thomaston and Sandra (Barry) Murray, Lookout Mountain; several nieces and nephews and two special cousins, Dianne Davis and Mary Janice Rollison, both of Blackshear.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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