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Mrs. Joan Clemons Williford

Died: January 19, 2018

Joan Clemons Lyne Williford, age 94 of Flat Rock, passed away Friday, January 19th, 2018 at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born September 6th, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter of the late Joseph Nathaniel and Gladys Pearson Clemons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first …read more

Joan Clemons Lyne Williford, age 94 of Flat Rock, passed away Friday, January 19th, 2018 at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born September 6th, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter of the late Joseph Nathaniel and Gladys Pearson Clemons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Shisler Lyne in 1953; her second husband, Cary Grayson Williford in 2001; her brother, Jimmie Lee Clemons, Sr. and by her son, William John Lyne in 2017.

Joan began working in the family business at Woodfield Inn, at the age of 17. She was employed with Belk Simpson for 17 years as a sportswear buyer and was a real estate broker for 7 years. She was also part owner and manager of Diane’s Hallmark Shop from 1983 until 2009.

She was a member of the Land of Sky Garden Club, Bridge Club, Elks Club (Grayson), Monday Lunch Bunch, Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana, Southeastern U.S. Chapter of Ohara Ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging) and a blood donor.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Lyne Harker and her husband, Russell of Travelers Rest, SC; one step-daughter, Carolyn Walker of Advance, NC; three grandchildren, Ashlie Lyne, Amanda Dancel and Zachary Lyne; five great-grandchildren, William Linville, Skyer Dancel, Sienna Dancel, Simon Dancel and Austin Lyne; two nephews, Joe and Jimmie Clemons; and by one niece, Linda Basiewicz.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel

125 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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