Joy Elizabeth Castle Amburgey, 83, died June 1 at Rose Manor in Lexington.
Born at Thornton to the late J. W. ‘Sam’ and Maude Short Castle, she was the widow of Earl Amburgey was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Ovid, Carl and his wife Louise, Sam Jr. and wife Mary, Cecilia, and Mildred and husband Arnold.
She enjoyed playing bass with her sister Mildred playing guitar, and played with several groups, including Carter Stanley.
Surviving are two brothers, Derriel and wife Annette, and Fred and wife Gwenda.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery.