Joy Chapman Funeral Services

By Web Master

August 6, 2013

Last weekend, New Life Community Church lost a wonderful friend, devoted servant, and beautiful person... Joy Chapman.  Joy served as New Life's custodian and has been active in various ministries over the years. She has many friends who will miss her dearly.  Our prayers for peace and comfort continue for her husband Carl and their family and loved-ones.  Below is a copy of her obituary and times/dates of her services. 

We'll see you again Joy!  Your encouraging spirit and endless drive to experience life will remain in our memories! 

Joy Gay Chapman, 74 of Ashland went home to be with Jesus surrounded by her husband and children Saturday August 3, 2013.

She was born November 4, 1938 in Kingwood, W. VA the daughter of Saylor Cline and Emma J. Smouse Albright.  She was a custodian for the Assembly of God/New Life Community Church, where she was a member.  Joy was an avid gardener and antique lover. She is survived by her husband, Carl Ray Chapman, 5 daughters, Geneva Jean (Joseph) Trull of Warsaw, Janet Lee (Crist) Pryor of Galion, Bonny Ann (Joseph) Cadwallader of Nankin, Nancy Lee (Timothy) Prosser of Ashland, and Barbara Mae (Daniel) Benner of Bailey Lakes, four sons, Donald Eugene (Donna) Cricks, Carl Ray Chapman II, Brian Keith (Linda) Chapman and Randy (Karen) Dobbin, 13 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 daughters, Anna Mae Sherrill and Judith Ann Kurtz, a son, Dobbs Dobbin and a brother, Andrew Cline Cricks.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday August 7, 2013 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Pastor John Bouquet officiating.   Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday August 6, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio 1050 Dauch Drive Ashland, OH 44805. Online condolences may be at

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