Joyce Elaine Moore Deatcher

November 7, 1943 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 78)

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Joyce Elaine Moore Deatcher 78, of Clarkesville, Georgia, died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Habersham Home.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 07, 1943, she was a daughter of the late James Ollice Moore and Hazel York Moore. Joyce had one younger brother, Dr. James A. Moore of Helen, GA. Joyce grew up in Doraville, GA. She lived in Ireland for a number of years then settled back in Clarkesville, GA. Joyce met her Scottish husband while living in Ireland. She achieved a Masters Degree in Social Work from UGA and consulted with nursing homes throughout Georgia and surrounding areas. Joyce loved all plants and would spend many hours gardening and working on her plants. She had an intense love for all animals and was always surrounded by pets. Her love of animals was a very important part of her life, especially her cats. Joyce also loved traveling and the excitement of new experiences.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, John Deatcher of Helen, GA; and locally by her first cousins, Eddie York, Dorothea York Harkins, Freddie York Lingerfelt, Tommy (Jimmy) Powell, Jerry Powell, and David York of Valdosta, Ga.

No formal services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any donations be made to your local humane society.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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