Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 30, 2013

Joyce Magness-Worley


The Athens Review

Athens — Joyce Magness-Worley left this world to be with her maker on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 after battling a lengthy illness.

She was born July 16, 1946 to the late Raymond and Margie Green Magness. She grew up in Athens with her sisters and brother and was a proud lifelong resident.

Joyce married the love of her life, Winston Worley, on June 8, 1968 and had two children, Jason and Jennifer. Being the best wife and mother she could be was the most important thing to her.

She loved her Bunco Ladies very much, and was always excited to get together with her “Girls.”  She was very passionate about helping others and her generosity and compassion knew no bounds.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother, Wayne Magness.

Survivors includes by her two children, Jason and Jennifer, both of Athens, sisters Rheba Sparling and husband John, Palestine, Wanda Adair and husband Randy, Leagueville, brothers and sisters-in-law, Delton and Jan Worley, Edom, Tommy and Susan Worley, Cedar Creek Lake, her sister of the heart, Susan  Beaird, Austin,  numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and many loved ones.

She also leaves behind her beloved and faithful dog and constant companion, “Dandy.”

A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at East Texas Arboretum Women’s Building, 1601 Patterson Road, Athens, TX 75751.

In lieu of flowers, we ask our friends to make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908 or to the Henderson County Humane Society,  P. O. Box 162, Athens, TX  75751, or to the East Texas Arboretum, P.O. Box 2231, Athens, TX 75751.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com .