Joyce M.Reid

Joyce M. Reid

Joyce M. Reid, 71 died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Laurelbrook Nursing Home.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 28, 1949, Joyce was the daughter of the late Sherman A. and Marian Renney Ownbey Jr.  She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. B. E. LeNoir for over 20 years and retired in 2007.  Joyce loved flower gardening.  She was very creative and also enjoyed working with crafts.  Joyce liked to socialize and help people.  She was a member of the Bogles Chapel Baptist Church in Spring City.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. “Bob” Reid and her brothers Leon S. Ownbey and Jerry Ownbey.

Survivors include her daughter Kara Reid (John) Tighe of Spring City, son Steve Embree of Spring City, granddaughter Shelby Embree, stepsons Shannon Reid of Jasper, Alabama and Kelly Reid of Loudon, Tennessee and her Maltese dog “Ziva”.

A private funeral service will be held in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Revis officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring City Cemetery.  Visitation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements.  Please visit our website at to share memories and condolences with the family of Joyce Reid.


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Dean is a Contributing Editor with Rhea Review. Dean has developed an interest in local history and has published a historical website relating to our history.


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