Joyce Marie Sims Alsup, age 79, of Murfreesboro passed away February 7, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a native of Sumner County but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. She had a passion for horses and was involved with the antique business. Joyce was a member of St Paul Episcopal Church.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Alsup, Sr.; parents Dudley and Gertrude Sims; and brother, Jerry Trolinger. She is survived by her sons, Steven McRae Alsup of Murfreesboro and John (Gail) Alsup, Jr. of Lascassas; grandchildren, John Alsup, III, Priscilla Douglas, and Alexis Casey; great-grandchildren, Shepherd, Samuel and South Douglas.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers. Chapel service will follow at 1:00 PM with Colin Ambrose officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130; 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.