Joyce McRae

Obituary of Joyce McRae

Joyce VunCannon McRae, age 62, of Troy died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC.

Mrs. McRae was born April 27, 1955 in Montgomery County, NC, the daughter of the late William and Janice (Brookshire) VunCannon.

Ms.McRae was a strong-willed, loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed cooking, canning, going to yard sales and shopping. She was employed by Klaussner Furniture and Blackstone Furniture as a sewer, retiring after 30 years.

She is survived by sons Marty (Renee)Talbert of Sanford, NC, and Wesley Talbert of Troy, NC;step sons: Michael McPherson of Houston, TX, and Bradley McRae of Mt. Gilead, NC; and one step daughter: Michelle M. Owens of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Betty (Denny) Brown, Biscoe, NC; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Ms. McRae was predeceased by her first husband, Ray Talbert of 39 years, and second husband, Von McRae, of 1 year; brothers, Billy Joe VunCannon and Calvin VunCannon.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Pugh-Troy Funeral Home, 211 North Main Street, Troy, NC. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:00 am, Pugh-Troy Funeral Home Chapel, 211 North Main Street, Troy with Pastor Shirley Threadgill officiating.

Burial will be in Little River United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Gilead.

Memorials may be made to 11th Hour Ministries, 143 Faith Dr., Troy, NC 27371.

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Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the McRae family.