Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 30, 2012

Joy Lee Sturgill Stringer - 1926-2012

OAK HILL, OH — Joy Lee Sturgill Stringer, 86, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Four Winds Community Center in Jackson.

She was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Hunnewell, Ky., to Melvin and Esther Mae Picklesimer Sturgill.

Joy was a member of Moriah Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill and the Oak Hill Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Lenwood Stringer; daughters, Teresa (Charles) Hampton of Patriot and Karen (Gary) Jones of Oak Hill; a son, John (Mary) Stringer of Columbus; grandchildren, Joshua Preston, Timothy, Bethany and Abby Jones; a great-grandson, Peyton Preston; brothers, Melvin and Paul (Betty) Sturgill of Kentucky; and sisters, Mary Jane Pennington of California and Roberta Jeanne (Walter) Perdue of Ashland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Opal Marie Slone, Thelma Ione Scott, Gloria Jo Cline and Anita Sturgill; and a brother, Gary Keith Sturgill.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill with the Rev. Carson Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Moriah Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moriah Presbyterian Church, 1678 Moriah Rd., Oak Hill, OH 45656.

Condolences may be left for the family at e-k-lewisfuneral.com.

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