Joyce Ann Evans Talley Waits, age 74, of the Rosedale Community, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 8, 2017, in a local healthcare facility.

A native of Gordon County, Ms. Waits was born April 16, 1941, daughter of the late Charles Albert Evans and Ruby Lynch. She was a former seamstress, working at Rome Casket Company and Crown Craft Industries in Calhoun. Most recently, she was a nursery worker at the Church at Northside. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and cats.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Talley and Darlene (Ronnie) Thomas; two grandchildren, Daniel (Merecia) Thomas and Kristen (Tim) Stover; great-grandchild, Matthew Stover; brother, Charles (Elaine) Evans; niece, Debbie (Mike) Smoker; cousin, Kathryn Barnett; and a special grandson, Kevin Harrell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Highway 156 in Rosedale with the Rev. Mark Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from noon until the service hour. Please visit our website,, to post tributes and share.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home is serving the family of Joyce Ann Evans Talley Waits.