The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the Barnwell Memory Gardens, on Reynolds Road. Joyce passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Born in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late General Ayer and Myrtice Hollins Ayer. Joyce was first married to the late Clarence Troupe and later married the late Phillip Kemper.
Mrs. Joyce was a member of Winfield Heights Baptist Church. She was a retired Convenience Store Manager and clerk having worked for Kent's Korner and the Windsor General for many years.
Survivors include a son, Richard Allen (Tammy) Troupe of the home; two step-daughters, Kandi (Rick) Viareno of Nolenville, Tenn. and Kerri (Victor) White of Franklin, Tenn.; two step-sons, Kelly Kemper of Blackville and Keith Kemper of North Augusta; two sisters, Betty A. Blume (Joseph) Grice of Graniteville and Mary Frances A. (Bill) Powell of Lexington, NC; 14 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Folk Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.