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Joyce Sanders Wheless

January 23, 1939 — October 13, 2023


Joyce Sanders Wheless, 84 of Randleman passed away Friday, October 13, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Joyce was born January 23, 1939, in Iredell County, North Carolina to Lee and Mildred Cagle Sanders. She was a 1957 graduate of Frank L. Ashley High School in Gastonia, North Carolina. Joyce was formerly employed as an X-ray Technician for Randolph Hospital and then for Asheboro Orthopedics for 15 years. Joyce was known as everybody’s mom. She was very loving and welcoming. All holidays were everything they were supposed to be, Immaculate housekeeper. She loved to be a doctor or nurse and help anyone in the family who needed it. She was the most concerned grandparent ever and was always there when you needed her. She loved to color and do floral arranging as well as interior decorating. 

Joyce was married to William “Bill" Wheless for 27 years until his untimely death in 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Bill and two sons Steven and Mark and a sister Doris Beaty.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter: Janet Wheless Adams and husband John of Randleman. 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donna Lowe Scott presiding. 

The interment will take place later at Randolph Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph County 416 Vision Dr. Asheboro, North Carolina.

Online condolences can be made at Pugh Funeral Home. com

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

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