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Mrs. Joyce Woods Chapman, age 74, of Rockmart, GA passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at her residence following a six month illness.

She was born in Rockmart, GA on June 1, 1942 a daughter of Dave C. Baker and Janie B Swann Baker. Mrs. Chapman had lived all of her life in Rockmart and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She worked for J.L.Lester & Son and retired from Eby-Brown Wholesale Grocers.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Melvin "Bill" Woods on January 2, 1998 and by a brother, Billy Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Chapman of Homer, GA to whom she was married in October of 2002; three children: Stacy Simpkins (Lee), Rockmart, Jerri Matthews (Chuck), Rockmart and Johnny Woods, Rockmart; three sisters: Carolyn Mayfield, Judy Williams and June Turner all of Aragon; two brothers: Jerry Baker and Jackie Baker both of Rockmart; four grandchildren: Heath Matthews, Tyler Matthews, Will Simpkins and Grayson Simpkins; one great granddaughter, Rylee Kate Matthews; step daughter, Paula Westbrook; step son, Greg Chapman (Tracy) ; four step grandchildren: Kaylee, Karlie, Kinley and Kennedy; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will include: Kevin Head, Richard Fennell, Joey Shedd, Heath Matthews, Tyler Matthews and Will Simpkins.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 pm at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial gifts be made in Mrs. Chapman's memory to Cancer Navigators, 310 W. 10th. St., Rome, GA 30165.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Joyce Woods Chapman.


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