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Joyce E. Carson, 80

OCT. 17, 1932-OCT. 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

Joyce Elaine Shives Carson, 80, of Pecktonville Road, Big Pool, Md., went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born Oct. 17, 1932, in Pecktonville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Bruce Elwood Shives and Edna Louise Miller Shives.

She was a lifetime attendant of Parkhead United Methodist Church of Big Pool and was a homemaker.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert Theodore Carson of Big Pool; a daughter, Penelope "Penny" Horst and husband, Robert, of Clear Spring; a brother, Adrian E. Shives of Lake Charles, La.; three grandchildren, Melanie Horst Geer and husband, Bob, of Big Pool, Jill Horst Carbaugh and husband, Brian, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Chad Horst and wife, Jen, of Hagerstown; three great-grandchildren, Jeb Geer, Ashton Carbaugh and Piper Geer, who fondly referred to her as "GiGi".

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Leona M. Mills; and five brothers, Wayne O. Shives, Dale B. Shives, Arlis N. Shives, Ronald L. Shives and Keith M. Shives.

It was her wishes that there be no public viewing.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Scott Summers will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery in Big Pool.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society Maryland Chapter, 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 100, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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