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Joyce Tate Costner, age 96

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Joyce Tate Costner, age 96, of Raleigh, NC passed away January 1, 2022.

Joyce was born September 13, 1925 in Rutherford County to the late Paul Clyde Tate, Sr. and Callie Morrow Tate. She was a graduate of Harris High School and earned an Associate's degree from Gardner-Webb University and a Bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University. Joyce was an elementary teacher for almost 40 years. Joyce was a member of the North Raleigh United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering with the UMC Ladies Group.

In addition to her parents and many friends, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Costner and a sister, Marilyn Tate Betz.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughters, Sharon Costner Daniel (Robert) of Greensboro, and Donna Costner Keener (Timothy) of Raleigh; brother, Paul Clyde Tate, Jr. (Blandine "Dinky") of Lattimore; sisters, Betty Tate Jolley of Charlotte and Carol Tate Roper (Charles) of Rutherfordton; sister-in-law, Miriam Costner Hanna of Boulder, CO, and many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted January 6, 2022 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ernie Cole officiating.

Memorial donations requested to North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615 or the charity of one's choice.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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