Joye Rutledge Stevens, 94, of Abilene, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, May 8th at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 9th at The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Joye was born in Jones County, TX. to Matthew & Flora Rutledge on January 31, 1923. She married M.Z. Stevens in Abilene on February 18, 1941. She worked in the Banking-Payroll Dept. for 1st National Bank of Anchorage, AK. She was a member of the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.
Joye was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jean Higgins.
She is survived by her husband M.Z. Stevens of Abilene. One son, Ronnie Stevens & wife Gaylene of Salida, CO. Sister, Janice Edwards & husband Dee of Abilene. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford St., Abilene, TX 79605.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.