Dora Joyce Nations, age 79 of Hiawassee passed away Tuesday October 27, 2020. Joyce was born on January 18, 1941 to the late John and Eva Mae (Smith) Wheeler in Hayesville, NC.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carlos Nations; granddaughter, Chelsea Smith; brothers, Doyle Wheeler and Ellis Wheeler Sr.; sisters, Delthia Faye Shook, Mary Lee Kelly and Rita Wheeler.
She is survived in death by her daughter, Teri (Carl) Grizzle; brother, Terry Wheeler; sister, Johnnie Mae Irwin; grandchildren, Brittnie Rowland, Seth Grizzle and Lexi Grizzle; great-grandchildren, Brelee and Aria Rowland, Bailey Dyer, Carson Smith and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce retired from Towns County Schools after 30 years. She enjoyed to cook and she really loved to teach her grandchildren to cook. She made the best egg sandwiches. Going to have her hair done was the highlight of her week. She was a loving mother and grandmother and full of wisdom. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation-Friday, October 30, 2020 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home.
Funeral Service-Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:00pm at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Jarrard officiating.
Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Nations.