Nova Joyce Moorehead Smith
November 9, 1933 -
June 23, 2020

Visitation

June 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Service 

June 26, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Nova Joyce Moorehead Smith, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1PM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 11AM until the time of service at Higgins Funeral Home.

Joyce was born on November 9, 1933, to the late Willard E. and Mattie Tripp Moorehead in Lincoln County, TN. She passed away on June 23, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center. Joyce was a retired bank teller from First Federal Bank. She enjoyed word search puzzles.

Joyce is survived by her son, Zane Smith of Huntsville, AL; grandson, Clayton Smith of Athens, AL; sister, Faye (Lt. Col. George) Massey of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Doris Moorehead; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. “Billy” Smith and her brother, Hilton Moorehead.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Nova Joyce Moorehead Smith.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 38 by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

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13 Comments

  1. Peggy Motlow

    Zane I just found out about your Mother, I am so sorry my prayers are with you. I grew u with ur whole family. We was neighbors and loved all of them. I was Peggy Thornton I remember when u was born, Joyce was a wonderful person and Mother I am proud to say I knew her.

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  2. Sherrie Maddox

    Zane and Family
    We just learned of your moms passing this morning. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Faye so sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a nice friendly lady and I know you all were close. Miss seeing you and George. You all will be in my Prayers. Love Joyce

    Reply
  4. Joe Luther

    so sorry to learn of the death of Joyce. We worked together for may years at Fayetteville First Federal and it was a joyous time for me.

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  5. Beth Ryberg

    Zane, I am so sorry. This is such a hard time to lose someone, and I know since my mom passed in April. Praying for you too.

    Reply
  6. Eloise Hudgins

    Faye so sorry to learn of your sister’s passing. Losing a sister is so hard. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Reply
  7. Cindy Dunivan

    Hello Zane,
    Your mother was always very nice and kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  8. Anita Johnson

    I am so sorry to learn of Joyce’s passing. I worked with her for many years at Fayetteville First Federal. She was a great friend and lots of fun. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

    Reply
  9. Keith Hornbuckle

    Hey Zane, so sorry to hear about your Mother. Just take it one day at a time and remember the good times with her.

    Reply
  10. Debra Welch Terrell

    Zane, I’m so sorry for your loss. Our moms are such special people in our lives. Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Ginger Bradford Pearson

    Zane:
    I am sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Amy Clark

    Zane, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  13. Sandra Waller

    Zane,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. Peggy Motlow

    Zane I just found out about your Mother, I am so sorry my prayers are with you. I grew u with ur whole family. We was neighbors and loved all of them. I was Peggy Thornton I remember when u was born, Joyce was a wonderful person and Mother I am proud to say I knew her.

    Reply
  2. Sherrie Maddox

    Zane and Family
    We just learned of your moms passing this morning. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  3. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Faye so sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a nice friendly lady and I know you all were close. Miss seeing you and George. You all will be in my Prayers. Love Joyce

    Reply
  4. Joe Luther

    so sorry to learn of the death of Joyce. We worked together for may years at Fayetteville First Federal and it was a joyous time for me.

    Reply
  5. Beth Ryberg

    Zane, I am so sorry. This is such a hard time to lose someone, and I know since my mom passed in April. Praying for you too.

    Reply
  6. Eloise Hudgins

    Faye so sorry to learn of your sister’s passing. Losing a sister is so hard. You and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Reply
  7. Cindy Dunivan

    Hello Zane,
    Your mother was always very nice and kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  8. Anita Johnson

    I am so sorry to learn of Joyce’s passing. I worked with her for many years at Fayetteville First Federal. She was a great friend and lots of fun. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

    Reply
  9. Keith Hornbuckle

    Hey Zane, so sorry to hear about your Mother. Just take it one day at a time and remember the good times with her.

    Reply
  10. Debra Welch Terrell

    Zane, I’m so sorry for your loss. Our moms are such special people in our lives. Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  11. Ginger Bradford Pearson

    Zane:
    I am sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Amy Clark

    Zane, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  13. Sandra Waller

    Zane,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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