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March 02, 2024

Carolyn Joyce Heafner Hall

Carolyn Joyce Heafner Hall

Carolyn Joyce Heafner Hall, 88, of Stony Point, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, March 28, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Thursday, March 17, 1932, in Gaston County, the daughter of the late William Benjamin Baumgardner and Etta Emma Lee Abernathy Baumgardner. Joyce was a retired school teacher after 20 years. She was a lifelong member of Stony Point Baptist Church, where she served as a church pianist, church organist, Sunday School teacher, and GA leader. She was also a piano teacher for many years.

Joyce was truly a woman of many talents and was well respected in the community. She loved her family passionately, among everyone she came in contact with. She was exceptionally blessed to have a very large, loving family and friends. She was fortunate enough to have been a part of three fifth generation legacies.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Bob Heafner; second husband, Richard Hall; a granddaughter, Julia Deal; a great-granddaughter, Everly Pope; son-in-law, Johnny Campbell; grandson-in-law, Travis Whitaker; brother, Bill Baumgardner; and brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Doris Baumgardner.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Dr. Mike Heafner Sr. (Nancy) of Charlotte, Benjamin Heafner (Janet) of Taylorsville, Jonathan Heafner (Kim) of Statesville, and Mark Hall (Sheila) of Salisbury; daughters, Kathryn Heafner Campbell and friend Tony Pope of Stony Point, Beth Heafner Pennell (Billy) of Taylorsville, Martha Heafner Fox (Charles) of Union Grove, Mary Heafner Suthers (Alfred) of Navarre, Florida, and Melissa Hall Schroeder (Matt) of Moorseville; sister, Rachel Baumgardner Chaney of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren, Mike Heafner Jr. (Cathy), Betsy Campbell, Israel Campbell, Joshua Heafner, Will Pennell (Taylor), Emilee Pennell, Eric Pope (Caroline), Kayla Heafner, Laura Heafner, Cody Clanton (Nicole), Lance Clanton, Amber Whitaker and friend Jerry White, Alex Hager (Melissa), Sarah Payne (Travis), Clayton Coffey (Carla), and Elizabeth and Madison Schroeder; 22 great-grandchildren, Zachary Deal (Lauren), Isaiah, Jacob, Elijah and Thomas Campbell, Emmery Heafner, Axton and Blakely Pennell, Ella and Caleb Pope, Nathaniel and Liam Heafner, Audrey Clanton, Malachi, Isabelle and Solomon Whitaker, Katelynn White, Kayden and Lucas Hager, Raylen Payne, and Harland and Noah Coffey; and two great-great-grandchildren, Samuel and Silas Deal.

A private graveside service will be conducted. Rev. Zachary Deal and Rev. Rick Norman will officiate. A celebration of her life with family, friends, and the community will be scheduled at a later date due to COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625; Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681; Stony Point Baptist Church, 231 Ruritan Park Rd, Stony Point, NC 28678; or Hiddenite Baptist Church, 250 Hiddenite Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636.

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  1. Carla burgesd on April 3, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I love moma joyce, she always welcomed me no matter what with open arms and love. I will cherish all the memories I have of her joining my girls nite. Especially her first one at Christmas when she sang christmas Carols for us and with some of the girls in harmony, and then our lovely dinner with her and aunt rachel in the. what we called “the big house”. Love you Moma Joyce, you gave it a good fight! And we will miss you dearly. Thank you for accepting me into your life here on Earth, until I see you again! Have fun with Jesus! Carla Burgess

  2. Laura Heafner on September 16, 2020 at 2:55 pm


    Thank you for your kind words! My Mamaw was an amazing woman, and it warms my heart that her friends loved her as much as we did! God Bless!

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