Joyce Harness
June 18, 1936 -
January 20, 2020

Visitation

January 24, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

January 25, 2020
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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22 Comments

  1. Debbie Wells

    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom when she came with the YY’s to Donalson. She would always give me the updates on you. Please know you are in my heart and prayers.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Debbie! Yes, she told me you always asked about me. Hope you are doing well! Take care!
      Debbie

      Reply
  2. Robyn Fletcher

    I am so sorry. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
    • Debbie Yearwood

      Thanks so much Robyn! I miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  3. Terry Lewter

    So sorry to hear about Mrs Joyce! I just talked to her in Hardee’s about two or three weeks ago! Mrs Joyce was a very sweet lady and I so remember her and Mr Eddie when I was a child, coming into their store. My deepest condolences to her family and friends! RIP sweet lady!

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Terry, thanks for the kind words. She was a good one! I will miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  4. Carol Clapp

    Debbie, I did not know your mother but I do know you. She raised you to be a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend and a believer.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Sorry I am just now answering! Thanks for the kind words.
      Love you!

      Reply
  5. Anita Johnson

    Joyce has been a sweet friend since the days she worked at Star Market on the Shelbyville Highway. Always fun to talk to and glad to have called her my friend. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Oh, the days of Star Market! What memories! Yes, she was a talker! Miss her so!
      Take care.
      Debbie

      Reply
  6. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Debbie so sorry about your Mother. We had been friends for years before I moved across the street from her. We visited when I would walk my puppy and she would be outside. Our visits had been slim in the past year as both of us stayed in due to our health. I tried to keep up with he talking to Adele. I will miss knowing she is not over there. I hope I will get to come to visitation but if I can’t you will know I am thinking about you all. Joyce

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Joyce! Yes, she had gone down gradually in the last year but very fast in the last month. Take care.
      Debbie
      P.S. Tell Renee and Jennie hello.

      Reply
  7. Cindy Harwell

    Lots of fond memories of her!

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks, Cindy! I so miss her!
      Debbie

      Reply
  8. Peggy Cobb

    Debbie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always such a sweet kind gentle person she will be great missed. My prayers are with you all.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Peggy. I felt them. I still want to call her every morning. Miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  9. JoDean Counts

    Debbie, I’m sorry to hear about this precious lady passing away. I have so many memories of her and my sweet Mother throughout the years. We loved her so much and she loved us. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      JoDean I have such sweet memories of your mom, Virginia, going to Geneva’s restaurant with us when I was a kid. I can just see her stirring her coffee. She was a sweetheart! I remember you had the record “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison and I used to play it at your house! I still love it! Thanks for the kind words! Debbie

      Reply
  10. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  11. Brenda Brooks Edwards

    So sorry to lose a neighbor and a dear friend

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Brenda.

      Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Debbie Wells

    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom when she came with the YY’s to Donalson. She would always give me the updates on you. Please know you are in my heart and prayers.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Debbie! Yes, she told me you always asked about me. Hope you are doing well! Take care!
      Debbie

      Reply
  2. Robyn Fletcher

    I am so sorry. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
    • Debbie Yearwood

      Thanks so much Robyn! I miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  3. Terry Lewter

    So sorry to hear about Mrs Joyce! I just talked to her in Hardee’s about two or three weeks ago! Mrs Joyce was a very sweet lady and I so remember her and Mr Eddie when I was a child, coming into their store. My deepest condolences to her family and friends! RIP sweet lady!

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Terry, thanks for the kind words. She was a good one! I will miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  4. Carol Clapp

    Debbie, I did not know your mother but I do know you. She raised you to be a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend and a believer.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Sorry I am just now answering! Thanks for the kind words.
      Love you!

      Reply
  5. Anita Johnson

    Joyce has been a sweet friend since the days she worked at Star Market on the Shelbyville Highway. Always fun to talk to and glad to have called her my friend. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Oh, the days of Star Market! What memories! Yes, she was a talker! Miss her so!
      Take care.
      Debbie

      Reply
  6. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Debbie so sorry about your Mother. We had been friends for years before I moved across the street from her. We visited when I would walk my puppy and she would be outside. Our visits had been slim in the past year as both of us stayed in due to our health. I tried to keep up with he talking to Adele. I will miss knowing she is not over there. I hope I will get to come to visitation but if I can’t you will know I am thinking about you all. Joyce

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Joyce! Yes, she had gone down gradually in the last year but very fast in the last month. Take care.
      Debbie
      P.S. Tell Renee and Jennie hello.

      Reply
  7. Cindy Harwell

    Lots of fond memories of her!

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks, Cindy! I so miss her!
      Debbie

      Reply
  8. Peggy Cobb

    Debbie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always such a sweet kind gentle person she will be great missed. My prayers are with you all.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Peggy. I felt them. I still want to call her every morning. Miss her so!
      Debbie

      Reply
  9. JoDean Counts

    Debbie, I’m sorry to hear about this precious lady passing away. I have so many memories of her and my sweet Mother throughout the years. We loved her so much and she loved us. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      JoDean I have such sweet memories of your mom, Virginia, going to Geneva’s restaurant with us when I was a kid. I can just see her stirring her coffee. She was a sweetheart! I remember you had the record “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison and I used to play it at your house! I still love it! Thanks for the kind words! Debbie

      Reply
  10. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  11. Brenda Brooks Edwards

    So sorry to lose a neighbor and a dear friend

    Reply
    • Debbie Harness Yearwood

      Thanks so much, Brenda.

      Reply

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