Joyce Tidwell, 79 of Hilham, passed away on Aug. 14 at her residence in the company of her loving family. Graveside services were held on Aug. 15 at the Turkeytown Cemetery with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Family and friends served as active pallbearers.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1939 in Clay County. She was a school bus driver for many years, but then went on to retire from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation. She was a member of the Butlers Landing Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Willene (Brown) Short; son, Gary Tidwell; sister, Mary Katherine Short; and brother, James Short.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Judy Tidwell of Hilham; brothers, Jerry Short of Celina and Randall Short of Cookeville; sisters, Carolyn Short of Gainesboro and Phyllis Davis of Hilham; grandchildren, Jason Tidwell, Kimberly Tidwell, Lana Tidwell and Jessica Paris; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Upton Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.