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Joyce Harness

June 18, 1936 - January 20, 2020
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Funeral service for Mrs. Joyce Jacobs Harness, age 83, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Hathcock and Donnie Browning officiating. Burial will follow in New Sharon Cemetery next to her husband, Charles Edward “Eddie” Harness.

Joyce was born on June 18, 1936 in Madison County, AL to the late James Eljia and Iva West Jacobs. She and her husband Eddie owned and operated Front Street Grocery. She loved her Lord, family and the Alabama Crimson Tide. She enjoyed singing with the YY’s at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Harness passed away on January 20, 2020 at her residence.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Harness (Barry) Yearwood of Ringgold, GA; granddaughter, Brittney Yearwood (Ellis) Lord of Signal Mountain, TN; great-grandsons, Clayton Charles and Matthew Ellis Lord; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Brock Dennison Lord, and siblings, Lucille Damron, Annie King, Charles Jacobs, Robert Jacobs, Ruth Beegle, Grady Jacobs, Frank Jacobs, and James Jacobs. The family would like to thank her nieces, Judy Hill and Anita Beegle, and Pat Knott for their loving care over the past year. Pallbearers are Billy Beegle, Roy Beegle, Ellis Lord, Stuart Reed, Lyle Yearwood, and Billy Bowman. Honorary pallbearers are Matthew and Clayton Lord.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville Lincoln County Humane Society 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or Lincoln Home Health and Hospice, 1797 Wilson Parkway, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Higgins Funeral Home.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Joyce Jacobs Harness.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: January 24, 2020
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: January 25, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM