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Joyce Ann Holcomb, 83, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday (July 25, 2017) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center following a long illness.
Miss Holcomb was born in Marion County on March 27, 1934, a daughter of the late Lloyd Bartholow and Maxine (Tichnell) Bartholow.
She helped operate Tichnell's Tourist Home and Quaker State Gas Station on Locust Avenue in Fairmont for approximately 40 years. She was an Avon distributor and worked for CSC Collection Service for several years.
Joyce was a devoted member of the Central Church of the Nazarene, teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday School at the church.
Caring for her mother, Maxine Bartholow, and cousin, Betty Holcomb, Joyce worked to create a loving household. Joyce appreciated all those she knew and those who helped her. Her parting words were always "I love you".
She is survived by her cousins, Shirley Ashcraft and Mary Collins of Fairmont and Gloria Jean Urso and husband Joe of Bradenton, Florida and their son John Anthony, and Jackie Holcomb, Howard "Butch" Collins and wife Beverlee of Union, Kentucky, and their son Tyler N. Collins of Florence, Kentucky, Robert Ashcraft and his wife Lori and their children Wesley and Brooke, Brenda Hogan and husband Michael and their children Lauren and Ryan Hogan of Westover, and Charles "Chuck" Bollinger of Roswell, Georgia and his children Lindsi and Kelsy.
In addition to her parents, Miss Holcomb was preceded in death by an aunt, Madeline Collins and her husband Howard; two uncles, James Tichnell and Engle Tichnell; and her grandparents, Claude J. and Mary Lou Tichnell, and Sherman and Cora Holcomb.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Haught officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with Joyce's family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on July 28, 2017
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