Joy Cathey, age 72 of Clarksville, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Gateway Medical Center.
She was born on June 21, 1939 in Farmerville, LA to the late Arthur and Viola Kennedy.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 am at Hilldale Church of Christ with Brother Steve Kirby officiating. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Farmerville Church of Christ and Graveside service in Shreveport, LA on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 with Brother Eddie Albritton officiating.
Joy was a dedicated Christian all of her life, serving God. She was an educator, mom, grandmother (Nonee) and wife. As an educator for 40 years, she served as a teacher, counselor and principal. Her education awards included three National Blue Ribbons for Valley Creek Elementary in McKinney, Texas. She also served as a judge for the National Blue Ribbon Committee.
Survivors include her husband, L.C. Cathey of Clarksville, TN and sister Pat (Eddie) Albritton of Bossier City, Louisiana, sons Creighton (Kelly) Cathey of Bossier City, Louisiana and Casey (Karley) Cathey of Maumelle, Arkansas. Grandchildren, Cody Cathey, Kaleigh Cathey, Laura Cathey, and Hudson Cathey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksville Christian School, 505 Highway 76, Clarksville, TN 37043. Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. On-line condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.