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Joy D. Stansbury

   Services for Joy Dickeson Stansbury, 68, Overton, were at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel.

   Mrs. Stansbury died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her residence. She was born July 23, 1942, in Grapeland to the late M. P. and Lucille Gilley and was a twin to Joyce Gilley Grell. She was the manager of the Arp S & B Video Store from 1992 until 1999. Before that, she was a medication aide and CNA at Westwood Nursing Home, Troup.

   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stansbury was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Joyce Gilley Grell; brothers, Cleveland Gilley, Clyde Gilley and W.L. ‘Leroy’ Gilley; and a nephew, “Lafe” Gilley.

   Survivors include a daughter, Lawanda Owens, Tyler; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Dickeson, Arp; five grandchildren, Joyle Avritt, Mike Berry, Chrissy Dickeson, Ashley Dickeson and Shannon Owens; five great-grandchildren, Adam Ressner, Michael Berry, Marissa Berry, Shyenne Berry and Katelyn Healy; nieces and nephews, Sharon Hall, Tammy and Benny Hayes, Peggy and Cletus Burnett, Preston Gilley and Bruce Allen Grell; sister-in-law, Pat Gilley.

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