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Joyce Darlene Lampel

August 11, 1945 — February 16, 2020

Joyce Darlene Lampel, 74, died unexpectedly February 16, 2020, at her home.  She was born August 11, 1945, in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of William Lee Jones and Orra Lorene (Wilkerson) Cathcart.

Joyce served in the U.S. Army for eight years and the National Guard for an additional four years.  She received her GED and graduated from Cosmetology school.  She married the love of her life, Gary E. Lampel, on January 15, 1982.  

Joyce worked various jobs to help support her family, but her most prized job was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of Midway First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and enjoyed the fellowship of the believers.  She enjoyed bowling, baking, and decorating cakes.  She mostly enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.  

Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She lit up anytime she was around her grandchildren. She loved her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and one sister.

Joyce is survived by Gary E. Lampel of the home, Dena and Kenneth Barrow of Florida, Dale and Valerie Kelley of Florida, Christine and Peter Haynes of Virginia, Susan and Darnell Jones of Oklahoma, Nicole and Scott Altis of Georgia, Jason Lampel of Maryland, five brothers and four sisters. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am, Friday, February 21, 2020, at Midway First Baptist Church with Reverend J.C. Wright officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Georgia.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lampel, Dale Kelly, Kenneth Burrow Jr., Tim Huffman, Scott Altis, Darnell “Chico” Jones, and David Brashear.

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel

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Hinesville, GA 31313

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Friday, February 21, 2020

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Burial with Military Honors

Friday, February 21, 2020

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Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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