Obituary of Joyce Catherine Glore
Joyce C. Glore of Kernersville, NC died peacefully on February 13, 2023, in Winston Salem, NC at the age of 78.
Included in her family are her daughters, Cheri (Paul) Scardino of Layton, Utah, and Cathy (John) Brown of Kernersville, North Carolina and one granddaughter, Abby Brown. Joyce also had several siblings, Allen (Jackie) Beoddy of Summerville, South Carolina; Thomas (Bill Wright) Beoddy of Perrysburg, Ohio; Eddie Fulton of Clarksburg, Ohio; Linda (Aaron) Brentlinger of Pickerington, Ohio; Bob (Glenna) Fulton of Grove City, Ohio; Bill (Pam) Fulton of Johnstown, Ohio; Dave (Dixie) Fulton of Chillicothe, Ohio and Lenna (Bert) Aris of Dickson, Tennessee.
Joyce was born on July 15, 1944, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Charles & Martha Beoddy. She graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1962. Following high school graduation, she moved to Chillicothe, Ohio. There she married Donald Glore in 1963 (divorced 2000; deceased 2018) and later moved to Tallahassee, Florida. While in Florida, Joyce was employed as a Bookkeeper with Trailways Bus Company, Gurley Enterprises and RoMac Lumber. She later moved back to Waverly, Ohio for a few years to be closer to her parents. Finally, Joyce moved to Thomasville, North Carolina, where she continued her Bookkeeping work with Brookline Furniture, then later retired.
Growing up, Joyce was the only girl in a blended family with 7 brothers for a long time. She was delighted when her baby sister, Linda finally came along. Though they were several years apart, she loved her dearly. Joyce use to tell stories of how her brothers teased her and picked on her; the stories were funny and loving in nature. A favorite story is when they painted her green! She loved her siblings and cherished them greatly.
Joyce was the Homecoming Queen for her high school in her senior year. In her keepsakes, the family still has her sash and dress she wore. Such a beauty – standing at only 4’11”; though she like to claim she was all of five foot tall!
While living in Tallahassee, Joyce developed a love for Florida State Football. For several years she held season tickets and cheered the Noles on to victory. She was proud to tell everyone that both of her daughters graduated from FSU as well. She was a true fan – garnet and gold all the way.
Joyce loved traveling and collecting refrigerator magnets from everywhere she went. She’d often ask others to get her magnets of their travel adventures to add to her collection and place the destination on her bucket list. One of her favorite trips was a cruise to Alaska. Her fondest memory was taking a helicopter ride to a glacier and walking around it. She also took many trips to various places in the North Carolina mountains and beaches.
Most importantly, Joyce was proud of her daughters, Cheri and Cathy and even more so, of her granddaughter Abby. Joyce was constantly showing off her girls. Everywhere she went – she would make a point of introducing them to all she met. During her memory declining years, while living at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living Center, she would introduce them to everyone there every time they visited, just like it was the first time. All the while, with a beaming smile on her face.
Joyce expressed her final arrangements to be simple. Per her wishes, she will be cremated with her ashes being scattered privately in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Donations in Joyce’s name can be sent to either of these organizations:
The CART Fund (www.cartfund.org/cart/donations/)
Kate B Reynolds Hospice House (www.trellissupport.org/content/ways-give)
Condolences can be sent to Cathy Brown 501 Pecan Ridge Circle Kernersville, NC 27284.
The family would like to thank the staff at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living Center in Kernersville, the staff in the Palliative Care Unit at Forsyth Medical Center and the staff at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem for their care.
Friends and family may offer online condolences at www.piercejeffersonfh.com