MAYSVILLE — Joyce Gayle Cummins Hammond, 70, of Maysville, passed away peacefully at her home after a lengthy illness on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Joyce was born in Fayette County on June 5, 1949, daughter of the late James Lang and Norma Louise Gillespie Cummins. She was a retired elementary school teacher who taught in Grant County for 27 years. She was member of Benson United Methodist Church. She lived most of her life in Harrison County.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Paul B. Hammond; a brother, Edward Lang Cummins. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katie Leandra Hammond.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Shannon United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Frederick and Chaplain Keith Sergent will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Shannon Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan and Eddie Million, Rick Mattox, Larry Wells, Billy Stitt and Jeff Shields.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the church.

Memorials suggested to Benson UMC 8887 US Hwy 27, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031.

Palmer Funeral Home and Crematory of May’s Lick is serving the family.

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