Joyce Blanton Dover, age 93, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.
She was a native of Gaston County and the daughter of the late Ralph C. Blanton and the late Viola Maude Lee Blanton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton and was a former Sunday School Teacher and organist. She was a former member of the Blue Ridge Garden Club and the Rutherfordton Women's Club and served as past President for both clubs.
Joyce retired from BB&T Bank in 1984. She was the widow to the late Harvey Lee Dover and was preceded in death by one son Ralph William "Bill" Dover and one daughter Sandy Dover Kistler.
She is survived by: Son- in- Law Charles Dean Kistler of Shelby. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral service was held at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Marsh officiating. Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton at P.O. Box 839 Rutherfordton, NC 28139, Hospice of Rutherford County at P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043 or to The Shriners Children's Hospital at 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of the arrangements.