Joyce Nell Harvell, 83, of Arab died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
Mrs. Harvell was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Marshall County to Artis and Essie Landers Roberts. She was married to Ray Harvell for 64 years before his death on June 6, 2018.
She was a successful businesswoman for over 60 years as a cosmetologist. She started at the Charm Beauty Shop then operated the Beauty Bungalow for many years. For the last several years she had worked at Barbara’s Hair Design.
She enjoyed working and loved all her clients.
She was a breast cancer survivor of 50 plus years and loved life and loved her family and friends. She is described as a “prankster extraordinaire”, renowned apple pie maker and the best mom ever by her family and friends. She was also known as an amateur singer and well known for her renditions of Delta Dawn and Happy Birthday.
She was a faithful lifelong member of Grassy Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: David and Rita Harvell of Somerville; daughter-in-law and her husband: Kay and Dan Woodruff of Arab; sister: Ada Smith of Dade City, FL; grandsons and in-law: Blake Harvell of Washington and Bryan and Brooke Harvell of Hanceville; great-granddaughter: Dahlia Harvell of Arab; special grandson: Piper R. Harvell; special great-grandson: Tom-Tom Harvell; and very special sister-friends: Elaine Copeland and Barbara Hyatt.
She was preceded in death by a son: Danny Harvell; and brothers: Wilburn Roberts, Garland Roberts and Harold Roberts.
The funeral was at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Grassy Church of Christ with James Dudley, Jeff Goodwin and Tony Cox officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery with James Sharpe officiating the graveside committal and Gober Funeral Chapel directing.
Pallbearers were Bryan Harvell, Steve Harvell, Jim Roberts, Ken Reisenweber, Ron Hyatt and Tim Brockwell.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Langston, Dan Woodruff, Tim Hyatt and Delbert Copeland.