Edward  Joyner
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Elton Joyner will be Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 10 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Joyner officiating. Interment will follow at First Baptist Church Collinsville Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.
Mr. Elton, 93, of Collinsville, passed away peacefully at his beloved home surrounded by his kids, Saturday Jan. 11, 2020.
Elton was born to Harvey and Gracie Lee Joyner, Feb. 26, 1926; he was the second of seven children. Hard work and gardening were in his blood from an early age. At just five-years-old he and his older brother raised sugar cane and would drag it ΒΌ mile to their granddaddy's mill to make syrup. A few years later he was forced to quit elementary school in order to work and take care of his family. At the age of 14 he received his driver's license, costing him $.25. He drove his family from Mississippi to Louisiana which took him two days. At the age of 16 he was farming a 200 acre farm in Oak Grove, La. On his 18th birthday he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He trained at Ft. Hood and was then transferred to Ft. Lewis, Wash. where he learned basic medical training and kept up maintenance on over 40 vehicles during WWII.
In May of 1950, Elton moved to Collinsville, Miss., where he became a pillar of his community. Joyner's Garage was where he spent his days from 1950-1984. At this service station he would also serve as Justice Court Judge for District 3 for Lauderdale, County in the late 1970's. He then went on to work for Lauderdale County at the county barn in the 1980's. Finally, in his later years he was self-employed as a small business owner for over 30 years with a passion for gardening as well. His pride and joy were his 8 ft. tall tomato plants that he grew year after year. Elton helped many friends as well as strangers over the years and wouldn't let a man in need pass by without helping them out. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family, friends, and the members of the Collinsville Community.
Mr. Elton is survived by his daughters, Cindy Montgomery (Chris), Laneece Morgan (Gus), and Wende Bruce (Lance); step-son, James Ramsey; and son-in-law, Les Moore; eight grandchildren, Dae, Chase, Brittney, Jamie, Will, Anna, Kelsey, and Harm; four great-grandchildren, Bryn, Jadon, Dakota, and Gunner, as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Mr. Joyner is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn; loving daughter, Carol Moore; his parents, and six siblings.
The family would like to express special thanks to Sarah Abernathy and Patrice Brown-Wilson with the V.A. Homebased Primary Care, as well as Gloria, Marla, Nikki, and the entire Hospice Compassus team.
The family suggest memorials be made as donations to Collinsville Fire Department in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be Les Moore, Chris Montgomery, Lance Bruce, Chase Moore, Nathan Westbrook, and Robert Joyner.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.
The Joyner family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the funeral home.
Published on January 13, 2020


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Paul and Margaret Alawine
Jan 13, 2020
Sorry for your lose Cindy, LaNeece, Wende and James. May God bless all of you.
Sandra Klutz
Jan 13, 2020