FRIEND, Joyce E., 79, of Martins Ferry, OH, formerly of Key-Bellaire Road, Key, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at Wheeling Continuous Care Center.
Joyce was born May 27, 1934 in Shadyside, Ohio, a daughter of the late Archie and Florence Icenhour Gulley.
She was a homemaker and Christian by faith. She enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Don "Duke" Friend; and a brother, Jerry Gulley.
Surviving is a daughter, Melody (Greg) Bobot of St. Clairsville; two sons, Archie Friend of Martins Ferry and Scott (Linda) Friend of Bellaire; four beloved grandchildren, Joshua (Elisha) Bobot of Moundsville, Eric Friend of Indiana, PA, Cody (Erica) Friend of Erie, Pa and Heather Sawchuck of Martins Ferry, OH; two great-grandchildren, Journey and Landon. Also surviving are three brothers, Don (Patsy) Gulley and Roger (Sue) Gulley both of Key OH, Jack (Sandra) Gulley of Shadyside; two sisters, Jalene (Golden) Hanlin of Laurel, MD and Mitzi (Ralph) Strong of Jacobsburg, OH; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends will be received Friday, September 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Chris Green officiating.
Interment follows in Belmont Memorial Cemetery St. Clairsville, Ohio.
The family wishes to thank the Belmont Dialysis Center St. Clairsville, OH.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.