Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PVT Joe Cephas Joyce

PVT Joe Cephas Joyce was born 29 Sep 1919 in Stokes County, North Carolina to Jess Clyde and Maggie (Gunter) Joyce.  The family farmed including tobacco.  On 28 Nov 1941, Joe married Naomi Elizabeth Hopper. 

Joe was working as a weaver in a textile factory when he was drafted in November 1943.  After his basic training he was sent to Europe and on 17 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Joyce was killed in action on 19 Jul 1944.

PVT Joyce is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. Naomi re-married after the war. 

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