Funeral Service for Joyce S. Embrey Orton, 89 of Oberlin, LA, will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Labby Memorial Funeral Home, DeRidder, LA. Burial will be at Whitaker Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, LA. Mrs. Orton passed from this life on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Oakdale, LA.
Visitation will begin on Monday, February 18, 2013, 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home in DeRidder.
Joyce was born in Oakdale, LA, and grew up in a sawmill town of Maub. She overcame childhood polio and was able to play High School Basketball and graduated from Sugartown High School. She left Quiska-Chita Swamp for the city of DeRidder where she found work at AT&T and stayed there until her retirement. She mentored several stepchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her son, Archie Embrey and wife Melissa of DeRidder, LA; daughter, Bettye Doyle of DeRidder, LA; brother, Johnny Sanders of Sugartown, LA; 5 sisters, Bobby Chafin of Elmer, LA, Bonnie Kolb of Goldwaite, TX, Jean Nixon of Sugartown, LA, Shirley Vastine of Caddo Mills, TX and LaVonne Wyatt of DeRidder, LA; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.