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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 872-8335
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Helen Joy Hutchings

June 28, 1942 - December 2, 2017

Funeral services for Helen "Joy" Hutchings, 75, of Lamesa will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Temple Church with Jerry Walton officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday December 4, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. Joy passed away on Saturday December 2, 2017 in Lamesa surrounded by her family. She was born June 28, 1942 in Bridgeport, Texas to Joseph and Lula (Chilton) Carpenter. She married Neil Hutchings on January 1, 1959 at Northside Baptist Church in Lamesa. They were married for 52 years. She was a faithful member at Faith Temple Church where she was the pianist and a worship leader for many years. Her music touched many people's lives. She was a District Supervisor for Avon and a member of the Dawson County Sherriff's Posse. Joy also loved gardening and crafting in her free time. Joy is survived by her children; Shana White and husband, Cary of Lamesa, Stacey Jarrett and husband, Alvin of Lamesa, Sheri Hutchings of Van Alstyne Brandy Hutchings and wife, Cher of Lamesa; Shelly Martinez and husband, Marty of Allen, sisters, Jerri Ann Treadwell of Tye and Janice York of Lamesa; brother, Tommy Carpenter and wife, Mary of Lamesa; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Joy is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Howard Carpenter, Leon Carpenter and Harvey Carpenter; and grandson, Jade Jarrett. The family suggests memorials to Home Hospice 111 E. 7th Street, Big Spring, TX 79720 or Faith Temple Church 1400 S. 8th. Street, Lamesa, TX 79331 . To send condolences online please visit


Helen Joy Hutchings
June 28, 1942 - December 2, 2017


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