Joy Ann Carraway Granger

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021

December 21, 1939 – August 5, 2021

Joy Ann Carraway Granger, 82, was greeted in heaven by her great-grandsons, Gavin Ray Scott and Johnny Dewayne Scott, Thursday, August 5, 2021. 

Services will be on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Dentville, Mississippi. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Van Windom will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pine Bluff Cemetery. We kindly ask those in attendance to please wear a mask.

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A native and lifelong resident of Hazlehurst, she was born on December 21, 1939, to Zeke and Ada Hood Carraway. She was a 1957 graduate of Hazlehurst High School and that same year eloped with her high school sweetheart, Johnny Granger. Joy was a faithful Christian, accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior from a young age. She was well loved in her community. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She retired from Packard Electric following 25 years of dedicated service.

Joy is preceded in death by her parents, Zeke and Ada Hood Carraway; her two great-grandsons; beloved sisters, Dorothy Mangold, Juanita Harris, Faye Gandy; and brothers, Thomas “Skeet” Carraway and Marvin Carraway.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Johnny Granger; and their children, Cynthia D. Broome (Gerry), Beverly Ann Oquain (David), Angela C. Hamilton, Derrel N. Granger (Chris); grandchildren, Roy Patrick, Keith Scott, Johnny Scott, Justin Hamilton, Kayla Hamilton West, Christopher Hamilton, Harrison Granger and Holdon Granger; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roy Patrick, Keith Scott, Johnny Scott, Justin Hamilton, Christopher Hamilton, Harrison Granger, Holdon Granger and Lon Yeager.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cemetery Fund at Pine Bluff Baptist Church.