Mrs. Joyce H. (Smith) Pigg, 85, of Crossville died on January 27, 2013. She was born in Woodbury, TN on January 29, 1927. Her parents were the late Henry H. Smith and Margaret Pearl (Reed) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. "Sonny" Pigg; brothers, Hayden Smith and Hobert Smith; sisters, Myra Bryson, Grace Engle and Clima Bryson and by a nephew Reed Jones.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Jane & James R. Powers of Crossville; sister-in-law, Lillian "Muddy" Wallace of Hoover, AL; nephews, Andy & Patricia Bryson, Hayden Bryson both of Woodbury; nieces, Susan & Charles Sain of Bradyville, Nancy Griner of Hoover, AL, Sally Smith of River View, FL; her nephew Reed's widow, Jo Jones of Woodbury; great nephews, Andy & Katrina Bryson of Murfreesboro, Robert & Amy Sain of Murfreesboro and several great great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Pigg was a Protestant. She was a newspaper publisher and became the first female member of the Tennessee Press Association. A philanthropist supporting numerous non-profit organizations and individuals in need.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to : Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St. Crossville, TN 38555, Art Circle Public Library Foundation, 3 East St. Crossville, TN 38555 or the Wharton Nursing Home, 878 W. Main, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February, 8, 2013 from 2-4 PM. A memorial service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM. Andy Bryson and Hayden Bryson will officiate. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 http://www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net