Joyce Michele Dukes

Joyce Michele Dukes, age 52, of Alcoa, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James “Jimmy” F. Dukes; grandparents, Archie and Myrtle Ezell and Oscar and Ollie Dukes; and aunts and uncles, Grady Ezell, Donald Ezell, Barbara Sue Lewis, Rita Dunn, Peggy Burns, and Barbara Naron. She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Dukes; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Matt Watson and Amy and Brock Ellis; granddaughters, Lacy and Alyssa Ellis; sister, Lori Dukes; brother and sister-in-law, Derrick and Christie Dukes; nieces and nephews, Makayla, Macey, and Jimmy Dukes; and special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Funeral service will be held 8:00 PM Monday, June 27, 2011, at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Jimmy Effler officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society ( or 800-227-2345) in memory of Joyce. Family and friends will meet 1:00 PM Tuesday at Clark’s Grove Cemetery for the graveside and interment service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041,