Printed in The Times Post, Houston, Mississippi dated March
Houlka – Miss Mary Vance Joyner passed away on Feb 25,
1997 at Leake Memorial Hospital in Carthage. She was 86.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 27 at Houlka
Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Newman officiating. Sonny
Scott gave the eulogy. Burial followed at Rose Hill
Born in June 1910 in Algoma, Joyner was the daughter of
Isaac Newton Joyner and Mary Holland Joyner.
She was a retired school teacher and also worked as a
secretary at WCPC radio station and was a writer for The
Times Post. She was a member of Houlka Presbyterian Church
and a graduate of Blue Mountain College.
She is survived by four nieces and two nephews, including
Billie Smithson of Goodman, Mary Lou Jernigan of Jackson,
Sarah Grace Chestnut of Coco Beach, Fla., Cecelia Baker of
Batesville, Ark., Wallace McClendon of Jackson, Billy F
Joyner of Kissimee, Fla., and Stanford Skinner of
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