Joyce Elaine Richards, 75, of Monongah, passed away Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Hendersonville, North Carolina, daughter of the late Woodrow and Lottie (Mintz) Thurston.
Joyce was Baptist by faith and worked as a cashier at Sam's Club, Foodland and Wal-Mart for most of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon Joseph Richards; four children, John David Thurston and wife Connie of Virginia, Frankie Brogdon of Florida, Vicki Lynn Richards Henderson and husband Larry of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Robert Layne Richards and wife Karen of Monongah; one brother, Gary Thurston and wife Brenda of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joyce requested cremation as her disposition, which is being arranged by Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial cards, donations, etc. may be sent to Joyce's husband and children in c/o Vicki Henderson, 673 Tracy Grove Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on February 18, 2017