|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1939|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 2007|
Services for Joyce Donovan, 68, of Arp, were 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev.Don Beebe officiating. Burial followed in Danville Cemetery. She died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 in Longview.
She was born June 12, 1939 in Combine. Joyce attended public school in Seagoville. She was a homemaker before she began her career as a Restaurant Manager. Joyce went to work at the Kilgore Community Inn in the early 1980's and retired from Kilgore Cafe. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Mason Willige of Kilgore; six sons, Danny and Crystal Donovan of Kilgore, Phillip and Kathy Donovan of Gladewater, Deter and Shelia Donovan of Liberty City, David Donovan of Arp, Damcion Donovan of Kilgore, David Smith of North Carolina; her mother, Winnie Lee Shepard of Dallas; three brothers, R.J. Shepard, Jr. of Balch Springs, Donnie Shepard of Quinland, Stephen Shepard of Dallas; one sister, Nancy Green of Lone Oak; 16 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Phillip Donovan.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Wednesday evening between 6 and 7:30 p.m.
from Kilgore News Herald, November 29, 2007
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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