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Joyce W. Franklin, age 65, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

Mrs. Franklin was born in Clinton and was the daughter of the late Ulysses and Azalee Byrd Williams. She was an employee of School District 56 at M.S. Bailey Child Development Center. She retired from the Timken Bearing Company and was a faithful member of the Hebron Baptist Church, where she served as the Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Director and member of the usher board.

Mrs. Franklin is survived by her husband, Benjamin Franklin of the home; her daughter, Ashley F. Clark and husband Dirk of Clinton; a stepdaughter, Tracy Harvey and husband Deon of Greenville; her brother, Rudolph Williams and wife Mamie of Clinton; her five sisters, Carolyn Simpson (James Priestley) of Clinton, Jacquette Moses of Columbia, Edna Reed of Clinton, Rev. Anita Williams of Clinton, and Wanda Delaine and husband William of Clinton; and her three grandchildren, London, Taylor and DJ Clark; a loving and caring aunt, Mattie McCracklin, and a host of nieces, nephews, loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Hebron Baptist Church Youth Department, P.O. Box 207, Clinton, S.C. 29325

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.