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Joy Strange Rials

Services for Joy Strange Rials, of Jayess, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, April 19, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticellowith burial in Jayess Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rials, 74, died April 16, 2006, at Wesley Medical Center inHattiesburg. She was born on Aug. 27, 1931, to Lee E. Rials andBetty Strange Rials.

She was a former school teacher and basketball coach. She wasretired from her job as the postmaster of Jayess, after 30 years ofservice. She was a member of Jayess Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Erline RayJohnson; and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Boyd Rials.

Survivors are her husband of 51 years, Nickie Gunnell Rials, ofJayess; her son, William E. “Billy” Rials, of Summit; her daughter,Vickie Lynn Wallace and husband Hank, of Brookhaven; her twospecial grandchildren, Bradley E. Rials, of Summit, and BrandiLeigh McDowell, of Austin, Texas; and a host of nieces andnephews.