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Joyce Marie Black, age 76

Joyce Marie Black, age 76, of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Centennial Medical Center in Nashville..

Tennessee. Joyce was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to the late Harvey Woodson Ray and Audie Mae (Staggs) Ray. She was a retired childcare provider.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers; James “Sammy” Howard Ray, Billy Ray, Paul Ray, Jimmy Ray, Howard Ray and Raymond Ray; sister, Edith Bradley. Joyce is survived by her husband, Earl Black; daughter, Stacey (Karen Smith) Black; brother, Neil (Sue) Ray; niece, Melody (Monkey) Hudson; sister-in-law, Yola Fickett; and many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be Monday, July 5, 2021, at 1pm in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in EverRest of Cheatham, LLC, in Pleasant View, Tennessee.

Visitation will be Monday before the service from 11am until service hour of 1pm. Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at


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