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Ann Joyce Isley Passes Away

Ann Joyce Isley, 61, passed away February 15, 2011 at her home in Reidsville, N.C. She was born February 3, 1950 to Thomas and India Joyce and grew up in Kernersville, N.C. She was a life-long member of Sedge Garden United Methodist Church in Kernersville and attended Fairview Baptist Church in Reidsville where her memorial services were held on February 19, 2011.

Ann, along with her husband, owned and operated the Jim Isley Training Center in Reidsville where they produced many champion Paint and Pinto performance horses. Ann personally won numerous World and National titles showing several of the prized horses they owned. Her ashes were buried on the family farm overlooking the riding arena where she spent countless hours riding her beloved horses.

Anyone who knew Ann described her as "the perfect lady" who was blessed with a gentle spirit and treated everyone with kindness and respect. As so many commented at her services, "She was truly as beautiful on the inside as on the outside."

Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Besides numerous cousins and other relatives and many friends, she is survived by her husband, Jim, and by her brother and sister-in-law Steve and Julia Joyce.

Memorials in her honor may be made to:

Ann Isley Youth Scholarship Fund

c/o Pinto Horse Association of America

7330 N.W. 23rd Street

Bethany, OK 73008

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