03/26/04 — REV. JAMES JOYNER

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KENLY -- The Rev. James V. Joyner, 71, of 201 S. College Ave., died Wednesday at Wake Medical Center.

He was the pastor of Kenly Free Will Baptist Church for 39 years, and the funeral will be held there on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Reverends Dr. Dwayne Eakes and Ray Wells will officiate. Burial will be in Kenly Cemetery.

Rev. Joyner is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Joyner; one daughter, Polly J. Thompson of Pine Level; two sons, David W. Joyner of Wilson and J. Christopher Joyner of Port Royale. S.C.; one sister, Joel Ruth Gonzalez of Smithfield; two brothers, Robert S. Joyner of Bullock and Paul Douglas Joyner of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Michael and Mitchell Thompson of Pine Level.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Kenly Free Will Baptist Church.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 South Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, 27834; or to Kenly Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 311, Kenly, N.C. 27542.

Coley Funeral Home is serving the family.

Published in Obituaries on March 26, 2004 1:36 PM