CENTRAL CITY – Joyce Staples Sears, 85, of Central City, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 4:00PM at Creekwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Russellville. Joyce was born September 14, 1936, in Muhlenberg County. She was retired from Barnes Department Store, and was a seamstress. She was a member of Cleaton Baptist Church. Joyce enjoyed sewing and loved her grandchildren. She was a caregiver and led a life of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Ray Sears; brothers James Staples, Rev. Rufus Staples, Harold Staples, and Elvis Staples; sisters Christine Hearsey and Pauline Speaks; and parents Jesse and Celia Staples.
She is survived by her daughter Joy DeAnna Dozer of Central City; son Jeffrey Sears of Mooresville, IN; grandchildren Jason Sears of Plainfield, IN, Miles (Mikayla) Dozer of Greenville, and Alex Dozer of Bowling Green; brother Marvin (Bea) Staples of Central City; and sister Clarice Kimmel of Mooresville, IN.
Funeral services will be Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Brian Jones officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday after 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.