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Obituary: Joyce Lavern Wallis Burris

Joyce Lavern Wallis Burris, 88, of Newport departed this life Sunday, July 26, 2020.  She was born February 20, 1932, to Winslow Winfred and Rhoda Isabell (Long) Wallis.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  Burris was a retired LPN, enjoyed working in her flower beds and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Leonard Burris, parents, brother; Glenn Wallis, and grandson; Jarod McElroy.

Her survivors are son; Jerry Dean McElroy (Joan) of Jacksonport, daughters; Brenda J. McClure (Wayne) of Cabot, Sharon Rogers (Ernie) of Tumbling Shoals, and Retha Jean Dudley (Guilford) of Newport, brother; Jerry L. Wallis (Elizabeth) of Mountain Home, sister; Lorene Siepert of Cabot, grandchildren; Deana Campbell, Corbett Calhoun, Kevin Calhoun, Janan McElroy and Lydia Ruble and numerous great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Watson Cemetery in Newport. Visitation will be at the cemetery from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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