Joyce Holt McGriff, 79, of Star City, passed away December 12, 2021 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
She was born August 4, 1942 in Bismarck to the late Woody and Alta Holt.
Mrs. McGriff helped raise many, many children in the Star City area for many years at her in-home daycare and was loved by each one of them and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Sharon Holt, Nancy Dorsey, and Glenda Ruiz; two grandchildren, Ryan Kirtley and Ashton Keever; and stepdaughter, Michelle Keever.
Survivors include her husband, Lee McGriff of Star City; daughter, Leann (Kevin) Frye of Star City; three sons, Terry Kirtley of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Scott (Carmen) Kirtley of Cabot, and Shaun Kirtley of Star City; three stepsons, Mark McGriff, Miles (Sonya) McGriff and Mike (Mary) McGriff, all of Star City; stepdaughter, Monda Connor of Monticello; brother, Marty Holt of Bismarck; two sisters, Jayne (Gene) Triplett of Star City and Bonnie Huey of Daisy; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 3 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gene Triplett officiating. Visitation is Tuesday, December 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Drake Cemetery.