Joyce Benford Smith


Joyce Benford Smith, born May 8, 1925, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Benford, died Jan. 22, 2020, age 94, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Joyce grew up in Albertville, Alabama and graduated from Albertville High School, Snead Junior College and Auburn (API) University. After college, she was an aquatics instructor and physical education teacher until the birth of her children.

She and her husband traveled extensively after his retirement, then settled in Fairhope, Alabama for several years.

She was married to Vernon Mathis Smith (deceased 2014) for 66 years.

Survived by her children Barbara Smith Griffin (Rudy) and James Lee Smith (Joyce).