Virginia Joye, Kingstree

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Virginia Hinson “Ginger” Joye, 76, wife of Carl Wilbur Joye, Jr., died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Tidelands Hospice House of Georgetown. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Joye was born October 17, 1937, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Roscoe M. Hinson, Sr. and Virginia Rhem Hinson. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School (1955) and Carolina College of Commerce (1963), and was retired from the ASCS office of the USDA in Kingstree. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, a former Williamsburg Cemetery committee member, and a member of the DAR. She was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, where she had been active as a Circle Leader and a Nursery Sunday school teacher. She organized a seniors group at the church, “The Ginger Snappers,” which was named for her by its members. Her first husband, Lajoe G. Ward, preceded her in death. Survivors, in addition to her husband of Kingstree, are: five children, Lajoe G. “Joey” Ward, Jr. of Pawleys Island; Elizabeth “Bitzie” Owens (Herbie), Roscoe “Rocky” Ward (Debbie), and Christopher “Chris” Ward (Teri), all of Kingstree; and Laurice Ann Ward of Myrtle Beach; two stepchildren, Carl W. Joye, III and Martha “Jodi” Joye (Lynn McPherson), both of Beaufort; one sister, Elizabeth “Bette” Miller of Kingstree; one brother, Roscoe “Rock” Hinson, Jr. (Lib) of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

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