Mrs. Joyce Ann Harper

  • Born: June 19, 1936
  • Died: October 16, 2020
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Joyce by adding your memories and photos.

Mrs. Joyce Ann Harper, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died Friday, October 16, 2020 at her home.

Joyce was born on June 19, 1936, in Lebanon, Indiana to the late Pete Hughes and the late Reba (Maltsberger) Hughes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rabon Harper; sister, Sharon Rowland; one grandson, Kyle Harper; as well as one step-son, Steven Harper.

She retired after almost 40 years from the popcorn industry and was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ.

She is survived by her niece; Angie Oakley and husband Mike; stepson, Dewayne Harper and wife Pam; daughter-in-law, Martha Harper; granddaughters, Stephanie (Harper) Love, Darby (Harper) Lax and husband Dustin, Jamie Horton and husband Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Hailey Harper and Gabe Horton; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Houston and husband Don of Murray, Kentucky.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with entombment following in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Steven Hunter, John Dale, and Tyler Bohannon will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I was saddened to hear about Joyce's passing. She worked for my father at Chrisman popcorn for many many years and we all adored her! Often times I would be her little helper in the office. I have such great memories being there and working with her, Will always have fond memories of her and Rabon.

Posted by Cindy Chrisman - Murray, KY - Friend   October 26, 2020

So glad to have known this beautiful woman for many years . She and I rooted for our Racers for many years . I pray god blesses her family.

Posted by Anna &Tom Bynum - Calvert city, KY - Friend   October 21, 2020


Ronnie & I are deeply saddened to know Joyce has finished her courageous fight with Cancer.She & Rabon were good friends for many years.My prayers are that God will wrap his arms around all her family & friends as they now must face life without such a wonderful person

Posted by Ronald & Aletta Hargis - Benton, KY - Friend   October 18, 2020

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