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Joyce Ann Eddins

November 7, 1936 — May 29, 2021

A bright light went out when Joyce Ann Eddins left this earth on Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was 84 years old at the time of her passing.

The last surviving child out of 17, Joyce was born on November 7, 1936 to the late Thomas Ford and Millie Parker Ford in Alamance, North Carolina. Growing up in such a large family, Joyce dearly loved all the time spent with the ones she loved. She was a very active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed time fishing, playing cards, gardening and dancing. Joyce didn’t do anything halfway and lived her life to the fullest.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Eddins, Sr.; her daughter, Theresa “Terri” Ann McCarthy and her 16 siblings.

Left to cherish her memory include her son, Robert H. Eddins, Jr. (Michelle) of Haynesville; Sheila Phelps (Tim) of Cochran; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Fabian Franco and his staff for their many years of devoted care. The family would also like to express their appreciation to the staff of Summer’s Landing and The Lodge for their excellent care of Joyce in the last years of her life.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at McCullough Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Joyce will be laid to rest next to her husband at Parkway Memorial Gardens following the service. For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to your local VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Learn more about the measures McCullough Funeral Home is taking to ensure the health and safety of our guests at There you can also sign an Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyce Ann Eddins, please visit our flower store.

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