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Ellen Joyce Boyd Dunavin
Birth: Sep. 8, 1940
Greene County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 2010
Lake County
Indiana, USA

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Obituary of Joyce Dunavin

DeMotte, IN - Ellen Joyce Dunavin (nee Boyd), age 70, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Southlake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, IN.

Many knew her while she grew up in Paragould, AR as "Joyce Boyd" or after her marriage as "Joyce Dunavin". She attended school in Paragould, AR.

She was born September 8, 1940 at Bard in Greene County, Arkansas to Ernest Boyd and Magdalene Miles Boyd. She lived in the Northwest Indiana area for the last 30 years and was formerly of Monette and Paragould, AR.

Mrs. Dunavin loved reading, enjoyed puzzles, needlepoint, crochet, secret recipe's, writing to pen-pals and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jeff W Dunavin of Lake Village, IN and two son's; Mark (Brenda) Dunavin of Paragould, AR; and William Dunavin; 4 grand-daughters: KaSandra (Tom) Haynes of Gainesville, FL, Keisha Dunavin of Paragould, Ashley & Hannah Dunavin of Shepherdsville, KY; two sisters: Edra Lois Kucher of Davison, MI and Edna Louise Nelson of Crown Point, IN; Step-brother, Ed Wilkinson of Delaplaine, AR; as well as many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and one son, Timothy Wayne Dunavin.

Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Arthur Phelps officiating.

Family and friends will gather from 1:00 until time of service at the Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.

For those wishing to leave lasting memorials, the family requests you please consider donations to the Newton County Public Library of DeMotte, IN or the Crowleys Ridge Regional Library System of Jonesboro, AR.

Personal condolences & virtual flowers may be sent on her Find-A-Grave memorial page at


AKA: Joyce Boyd
AKA: Ellen Boyd
AKA: Joyce Dunavin


Her in-laws were:
Jeff and Tressie Dunavin

Family links: 
  William Ernest Boyd (1908 - 1980)
  Magdalene Miles Brown (1916 - 1999)
  Timothy Wayne Dunavin (1958 - 2008)*
  William Don Dunavin (1974 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Age 70 years & 5 days
Mother of Tim, Mark, & William
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Linwood Cemetery
Greene County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Orig Add Block 3 Lot 17 Space 6 North 1/2
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Record added: Sep 12, 2010
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Ellen Joyce <i>Boyd</i> Dunavin
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