Joyce Fisher Lovin, 88, of Sylva passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

A native and a lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Don and Dallie Fisher.

Joyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sylva and she enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint and playing bridge several times a week. She also loved to travel when she was able. She served the people of Jackson County for almost 30 years before her retirement in 1995 as the Jackson County Tax Collector.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Clayton and Denman Lovin; as well as her son, Tommy Clayton.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Leslie (Foster) Rodwell of Greer, S.C., Ashley (Kevin) Stiens of Simpsonville, S.C., Kyle (Abigail) Clayton of Sylva; great-grandchildren, Clayton and Jack Rodwell, Riley and Molly Stiens, Cameron Clayton.

A private graveside service will be held.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Baptist Children’s Home of NC, 204 Idol St., Thomasville, NC 27360; or to the Tommy Clayton Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Smoky Mountain High School, 100 Smoky Mountain Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.