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Joyce Ann Gray

September 8, 1943 - June 12, 2016

Joyce Ann Gray, 72, of Virginia Beach, passed away on June 12, 2016.  She was born on September 8, 1943 to the late James and the late Anna Bishop Vogelsong in Carlisle, PA.  She was lovingly raised by her late step-mother, Julia E. Vogelsong.

Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her loving husband, Clarence; son, Daniel Shearer of York, PA; step-daughter, Sheila Ann Gray of Knoxville, MD; two brothers, James Vogelsong of York, PA, and Richard Vogelsong of Alexandria, VA; and four sisters, Ruth Anna Krouse, Elsie Rae Leathery, Rebecca Braun and Gretchen Krouse, all of York, PA.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Morrison.

In honor of Joyce’s love for her feline companions, the family requests contributions made to the VA Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at vbspca.com.  Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Gray family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.altmeyerfh.com

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