May 22, 2018

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Runels

Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth Runels, a lifelong resident of Heard County, Georgia and member of Sardis Baptist Church, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015. She was 72.

Mrs. Runels was born in Heard County, Georgia on September 11, 1942 to the late Wheeler Smith and Velma Harris.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Runels is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Arlin Runels; and her brother Durrell Smith.

Survivors include her brothers, Gordon and Wilburn Smith; Andy and Donna Runels, Keith and Aleicia Runels, Tracy Runels; grand children January Runels, Adam Runels, Kyndel Runels Pirkle, Levi Runels, Karley Runels, Joey White; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who love her; she will be greatly missed.

Visitation for Mrs. Runels will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Rainwater Funeral Home in Bowdon, Georgia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Runels will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00 am at Sardis Baptist Church in Heard County, Georgia. Bro. Teal will officiate. Mrs. Runels will lie in state at Sardis Baptist Church from 10:00 am until the funeral hour.

Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.

Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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