Joyce Carr Perell, 56, of 66 Sandy Ridge Drive West, Clayton, N.C., died Dec. 22, 2008, in Wake Med Hospital, North Carolina.

Born in Grove City on July 9, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy Palmer Carr.

She married Thomas W. Perell Jr. on Dec. 14, 1973. He died March 5, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Michael Perell and his fiance, Elizabeth Ingersoll, of Clayton; a granddaughter, Chloe Perell; two stepgrandchildren, Amber and Brianna Thornhill of Clayton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Linda Carr of Slippery Rock, Steve and Gale Carr of Four Oaks, N. C., Bill and Amy Carr of New Castle, and Dave and Carolyn Carr of Harrisville, Pa.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and James Vannan of Willow Spring, N.C., Gloria and Nick Natale of New Castle, Debbie and James Fusco of Edinburg, and Sherry and Ron Vincent of New Wilmington; six nieces; four nephews; and five great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Carr; and a great-aunt, Mary E. Palmer.

Joyce will be truly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wellspring Community Church, Clayton. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service. Burial will be in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, N.C.

Condolences to the family may be made at under Obituaries.

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