Joyce A. Simmons

Joyce A. Simmons, 81, of Imboden passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 13, 1936 at Clover Bend, Arkansas to Everette and Pearl Oldham Neece. She married Eldon Simmons on June 20, 2006 in Annieville. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville, and owner/operator of Joy’s Drive-In in Imboden for thirty six years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Marion Zanuel Ragsdell; son, Randell Lee Ragsdell; sister, Delois Leonberger, and grandson, Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell.

Survivors include her husband, Eldon Simmons of the home; daughter, Marion Rene Downing (Bobby) of Annieville; sons, Gregory Allen Ragsdell of Imboden and Joseph Ragsdell (Tammy) of Pocahontas; step sons, Gary Simmons of Minturn and Mike Simmons (Janet) of Jonesboro; brothers, Eldridge Neece of Pocahontas and Eugene Neece of Rockford, Illinois; sister, Wilda Johnson of Marmaduke; grandchildren, Charity, Tiffany, Danell, Alex, Adam, and Aaron; step grandchildren, Kevin and Sarah; great grandchildren, Rowan, Maya, Max, Cameron, Hudsen, and three step great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 am – 11 am at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Annieville. Funeral will follow at 11 am with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Annieville under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge.

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