Joyce Ann Sparks Niece, 73, of Whitesburg, died October 30 at Pikeville Medical Center.
A daughter of the late Bill and Blanche Sturgill Sparks, she was a grandmother of the late Justin Adams.
Surviving are her husband, Chester Niece; two sons, Darrel Niece and wife Linda of Jackson, and Lee Niece and wife Penny of Anderson, Ind.; three daughters, Terry Robinson and husband Gary of Jackson, Andra Adams and husband Denny, and Michelle Grate and husband Eric, all of Danville; a brother, Jimmy Sparks of Okeechobee, Fla.; four sisters, Fredia Reals of Port Saint Lucy, Fla., Judy Stapleton and Debbie Sparks, both of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Linda Talley of Sylva, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Patrick Niece, Danielle Forker, Jennifer Neace, Stephanie Robinson, Megan Singleton, Zachary Niece, Noah Adams, McKenzie Adams, and Riley Coulter; and seven step-grandchildren, Ross Grate, Ryan Grate, Savannah Grate, Keenan Blair, Kyle Blair, Lindsey Wolfe, and Dakota Fugate.
Mrs. Niece was also preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Gray.
Funeral services for Mrs. Niece were held November 3 at the Franks Creek Church. Burial was in the J.D. Maggard Cemetery at Eolia.
Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.