Joye Johnson Splawn
Funeral Date: 7/22/2016

Joye Johnson Splawn, age 80, of Warren, AR, died Tuesday, July 19, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. Born March 13, 1936, in Warren, AR, a daughter of the late Paul Doak Johnson and Zilla Mae Hyman Johnson she was a longtime secretary at First United Methodist Church. Joye was also a member of First United Methodist Church and the widow of H.O. “Sonny” Splawn, Jr. who died February 19, 2009. They were united in marriage October 1, 1954. Survivors are two sons Harvey Splawn, III. and spouse Marilyn of Camden, AR, and Ben Splawn and spouse Delaina of Warren, AR. One daughter Paula Splawn of Pine Bluff, AR. Four grandchildren Landon Splawn and Kaley Splawn both of Warren, AR, Benjamin Cagle and spouse Holly of Camden, AR, and Brittany Wilson and spouse Logan of Hot Springs, AR. Seven great-grandchildren. Graveside service was 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were John Cuthbertson, Robert Cuthbertson, DeWayne Ashcraft, Perry Watkins, James Kitchens, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Norman Word and Odell Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Burrow, John Kidwell, H.P. Reaves, Jim Wheeler, Dr. Bob Smalling, Ken Simmons, Frank Chancellor, Dr. Joe H. Wharton and Heath Reep. A memorial service followed at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Richard Ellis was organist. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to First United Methodist Church; 111 W. Church St.; Warren, AR, 71671.



Name: Ricky Green
Message: My heart is heavy reading this. Joye was such a sweet lady. The strife is over and the battle won. Alleluia!!

Name: Della Simmons
Message: Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: A tremendous loss of a very sweet lady. She will be missed by all.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with a sweet and beautiful family! We will miss Joye and her wonderful sense of humor. I will miss my close and precious friend!

Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: Our Heartfelt Sympathy to this family.She was a very special and kind Lady and will be greatly missed by all that have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her.You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Wilma and Billy Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our Deepest Sympathy

Name: Bob & Paulette calloway
Message: So sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Splawn was a very special lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Name: James Wright
Message: I am so grateful that Mrs. Splawn was a part of my life. She was the greatest! It is so comforting to know that she is with The Lord and her faith has now become sight. Praying for peace and comfort for the entire family.

Name: Heather Perry
Message: So sad to hear about Mrs. Joye. She was such a sweet individual. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Our sympathy and love to your family.

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Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I have so many sweet memories of this dear lady from our years performing in Band Follies. She was such a treasure to this community! My thoughts and prayers with all the family.

Name: Kelly Castleberry
Message: Mrs. Joye was a sweet, wonderful lady! She will be greatly missed.

Name: Linda Langford Thornton
Message: I am so sorry, my prayers are with you all.

Name: Jana Jones
Message: I remember Joye as a joy to be around, just like her name. I will miss her very much.

Name: Jackie Johndon

Name: James & Tanya Gardner

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley

Name: Tara Bradford Holmes
Message: Dear Harvey, Ben and Paula, I am so very sorry for your loss. "Miss Joye" was a very special woman and she brought a lot of smiles and laughter to our family, over the years. We will always remember and cherish her friendship. Thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. Your mom was so very proud of you!

Name: Mary Lou Graves-Sommer
Message: I remember Mrs. Splawn from my going to school in New Edinburg from 1961 - 1965. She was a very nice lady. I know her children will miss their mother very much. My condolences to all the family.