Joyce Durham


HICKSVILLE -- Joyce C. Durham, 83, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on November 29, 1929, in Waynesboro, Tenn., the daughter of John and Tennie Violet (Gambrell) Caperton.

She was married to Enis (GI) Oscar Edwards, and he preceded her in death. She then married Tommy Durham, who preceded her in death. Joyce was a member of Community Christian Center, Hicksville.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Steve) Coon of Adrian, Michigan; two sons, Charles (Wanda) Edwards of Hicksville, Ohio, and Timothy (Sandra) Edwards of Hickston, Wisconsin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Rex Caperton, Mary Sue Thompson, Helen Clark, Sharon Clark, Evelyn Gobbell, Lillis Staggs and Beatrice Evans.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Eugene Caperton, Eunice Caperton, Margie Pearl Carr, Emma Caperton, Peggy Moore, James Caperton, Martha Caperton, Raymond Caperton; three grandsons, Eric, Adam and Craig Edwards.

Funeral services for Joyce will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Community Christian Center, Hicksville-Edgerton Road, Hicksville, Ohio. Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to Community Christian Center. Online condolences may be shared at

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