Joyce Ophelia Gillyard, 64 died from a sudden illness on Dec. 11. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James C. Bowers.
Her children are Tony and Renee Wilson, Trion; Melissa Alcorn, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jason Wilson, of Jacksonville; Dawn Jett, of Las Vegas, Nevada; James Bowers, Las Vegas. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. A private memorial service was held Tuesday at McDurmott Funeral Home in Las Vegas.