Ruby Joyce Harvison McGuire, 87, passed away on April 10, 2021, at Windcrest Health and Rehab in Springdale, AR. She was born October 15, 1933 in Sharps Cross Roads in Independence County, AR. Joyce was a loving mom and grandmother who dedicated herself to raising her children and having fun with her grandchildren. Her fondest activity was cooking; especially, for family gatherings and holidays.
Joyce was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and a retired Manager of the university’s Dining Services where she spent a number of years feeding Razorback athletes. If you asked her what she did for a living she would lovingly say she “slopped the Hogs”.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, William Iral Harvison and Cleo Raye Bolin Harvison; two brothers, Lynne Doyle Harvison and William Ray Harvison; and one great-grandson James Perry Freeman.
She is survived by one son, Marc McGuire and wife Cindy of Garland, TX; three daughters, Cherie McGuire of Tulsa, OK, Cathy Hamilton and husband Brian of Combs, AR, and Michele McGuire and husband Lance Coleman of Fayetteville, AR; seven grandchildren, Amber Freeman and husband John of Livingston, TX, Camille Dodd and husband Arron of Manchester, TN, Daniel Copley and wife Tish of Broken Arrow, OK, Serena Copley of Lakewood, CO, Angela Ray and husband Zack of Combs, AR, and Hailey French and Whitney French, both of Fayetteville, AR; and six great-grandchildren, Johnny and Thalia Freeman, Alice Dodd, and Maiya, Keira and Ayden Copley.
Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, AR on May 15, 2021 at 10:00am.
Services provided by Benton County Memorial Gardens, Rogers, AR. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer's Association
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