Joyce Jean Vance, 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh.
A native of Mitchell County, Joyce was the daughter of the late Merritt and Lilly Buchanan Young. Joyce was a longtime member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church in Newdale and once served as its financial secretary. She belonged to a local sewing group and was skilled at making intricate crochet creations. Joyce was an avid gardener, enjoyed canning foods, and loved cooking for family and friends.