JoAnn Stokes (Jones), age 82, of Sylva N.C., passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She was born on March 6, 1939, in Graham County, to the late Albert and Emma Jones. JoAnn loved the outdoors. She enjoyed spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, John Stokes; son, Frank Stokes; sisters, Nina and Dora Smith. JoAnn was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert, Porter, Clifford and Andrew Jones; and sister, Patsy Boyd. The family received friends from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva N.C. A memorial service followed at 7 p.m. Revs. Avery Brown, Dennis Burrell and Justin Hall officiated. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva, N.C.
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