CUMBERLAND — Joyce Rae Twigg, 67, of Cumberland, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Golden Living Center after a long struggle with cancer.
Born Sept. 14, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Wendling F. and Mary E. (Miller) Davies of Frostburg. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kayla Skelly; and her brother, James W. Davies.
Joyce was a nursing assistant and worked at the Frostburg Nursing Home, the Cumberland Girls’ Group Home, Comfort Keepers, and other in-home care assignments. She enjoyed being with friends and family, reading, or walking. She was a member of the Cumberland Women’s Civic Club.
Surviving is her husband, Robert Twigg; two sons, John P. Norris-May and wife Kimberly M., and granddaughter Cheyanne V. Talley, all of North Chesterfield, Va. and Charles Norris Jr. and fiancée, Sheryl Carter, Cumberland; one daughter, Michelle Gaughan and fiancé, Joey Starky, also Kaleigh and Jordan Starkey, all of Greencastle, Pa.; and grandson, Mykel Gaughan, serving with the United States Navy aboard the USS Arizona, Great Lakes, Ill. She is also survived by her former husband and good friend, Charles Norris Sr.; four sisters, Marian Walker and husband Herb, Somerset, Pa. and Fort Myers, Fla., Elizabeth Norris, Cumberland, Phyllis Jenkins and husband Wilbur, Frostburg and Jane Mackley and husband Dan, Hagerstown; one brother, Donald Davies, Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staff at the Golden Living Center for their expertise, their dedication, and their kindness. They made Joyce’s stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, (www.scarpellifh.com) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Turner officiating.
A private interment will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery at a later date.