Mrs. Joyce Yvonne Woodie Quarles, 79, of Valdese passed away following a brief illness on Monday, January 23, 2023 at her residence.

Mrs. Quarles was born on Spetember 16, 1943, in Burke County a daughter of the late Dent Woodie and Wilma Powell Woodie Dean.  She was a member of Morganton First Church of God.

She is preceded in passing by her parents, stepfather, Marvin Dean, and a stepbrother, Kip Dean.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Max Elam Quarles of Valdese; son, Marcus (Annette) Quarles of Morganton; daughter, Marcie (Jason) Callicutt of Huntersville; stepbrother, Dennis (Beverly) Dean of Georgia; sisters, Patricia Hurxthal of Melbourne, Florida, Sherry (Dean) Rollo of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Sheila (Bill) Powell of Germantown, Tennessee; grandchildren, Austin Quarles, Kailee Quarles, Matthew Callicutt, and Nathan Callicutt; and a great granddaughter on the way.

A Receiving of Friends will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service.  Entombment will follow at Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amorem at 902 Kirkwood Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.