Holly Springs Funeral Home

Joyce Goolsby Clayton

Joyce Goolsby Clayton, 92, of  Potts Camp,  passed away at her home on May 16, 2022.  She was born on December 6, 1929 in Etta, Mississippi, to Jesse Smith and Mary Heath Smith.  Mrs Clayton was a faithful member of Temperance Hill Baptist Church, and was retired from the Potts Camp School, and was accomplished seamstress and baked cakes for all occasions for the public.  Her favorite hobbies included traveling and attending gospel singings.

Mrs Clayton is survived by a son, Lynn Goolsby (Martha) of Potts Camp, a daughter, Marion Hunsucker (David) of Ashlalnd, three grandchildren, Tammie Cobb, Hannah Minor (Dustin), and Jamie Cook, and four great grandchildren,  Kinsey Huckaby (Isaac), Colton Allen, Annastin Minor, and Beau Minor.  She also leaves three step sons, Jack Clayton (Linda) of Kentucky, Ralph Clayton (Kay) of Potts Camp, and Roger Clayton (Kathryn) of New Albany, and a stepdaughter, Joann Mayer (Carey) of Potts Camp.  Mrs Clayton was preceded in death by her husbands, James Goolsby and Joel Clayton, a son, Jerry Drew Goolsby, and a granddaughter, Lisa Renea Hunsucker.

Services for Mrs Clayton will be held at Temperance Hill Baptist Church on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 3:00 pm.  A visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 pm.  Burial, following the service, will be at Temperance Hill Cemetery.  The Holly Springs Funeral Home has charge.

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Delta (Hill) Hixon

6/4/2022 8:10:22 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Joyce's passing. I have such wonderful memories of her & Uncle James & the children when they would visit us in Georgia. Although I hadn't seen her in many years I would always talk to her on the phone around Christmas time. I was saddened when my Christmas card to her was returned in 2021, and I made numerous attempts to find out what had happened to her but was unsuccessful. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Lynn, Marion, & the grandchildren.