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Joyce Ann Deputy

March 14, 1954 — December 3, 2023

Joyce Ann Deputy, 69 of Columbia, South Carolina, went to be with her lord and savior on Sunday,
December 3, 2023.

Born on March 14, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Blanche Savannah
Bennett (Vaughn) and Aron Bennett.

Joyce was enthusiastic about bingo and a seasoned card player who was known on many occasions to
champion over friends and family who dared challenge her to a game of Rummy. She also loved fishing
and crabbing and crafting in her free time. In addition to these activities, Joyce had a passion for the
oldies but goodies, including music, movies, and television shows. Most of all, Joyce loved her family and
doted on them fiercely. Her greatest accomplishment was becoming a grandmother who was greatly
anticipating the addition of other grandchildren under this title.
Joyce is survived by her devoted husband and soulmate of 40 years, Wayne Deputy Sr., daughter Leanne
Branham and husband Collin, grandson Liam Branham of SC, son Wayne Deputy Jr and wife Brandie of
PA., and longtime family friend/ adopted son by heart, Daniel Garfield of SC., and many nieces and

Joyce is preceded in death by Aron Bennett (father), Blanche Savannah (Vaughn) Bennett (mother) and
all seven of her siblings – Roscoe Bennett and wife Gean (passed), Henry Bennett and wife Brenda
(surviving), Della Mae Fellers and husband Bill (passed), Betty Sue Bennett and husband Elmer Taylor
(passed), Eddie Bennett and wife Mikki (passed), JD Bennett and wife Nancy (surviving), and Patsy
Renwick and husband Terry (passed).

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home at 200 State Street, West
Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 999-5015

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