Obituary of Joy M. Cora
Joy Mae Cora, 66, of Fairdealing, MO and formerly of Doniphan, MO, passed peacefully from this life on Monday afternoon August 30, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life. She was born November 30, 1954 in Mountain View, MO to Cecil and Lillie Gooch. Joy enjoyed spending time with her husband, Lloyd, amongst other things such as fishing, camping, and traveling, watching old westerns, and playing on her computer. She loved her family and was dedicated to raising her children and spending time with them and her grandchildren. Surviving is her husband, Lloyd James Cora; her children, Stephen Stwalley of Texas, Johnnie Lyles of Doniphan, Barbara Brown of Alabama, Connie Brooks, Bryant Wayne Brooks, Linda Cora-Simpson, and Sheila Nance, all of Doniphan; three sisters, Sharon Crook of Doniphan, Rose Wood of Oklahoma, Teresa Ordonez of North Carolina; and three brothers, Ronnie Gooch, Carlis Gooch, and James Mathew Gooch of Arkansas; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lillie; her two brothers; William Gooch and Henry Gooch; and one sister, Betty Hall. Visitation will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Edwards Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Whites Mill Cemetery.