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Doris Joy Reeves of South Bend,IN Updated December 2, 2000
About Our Family Research
I am from the JOY & WILLIS family of Bolivar, TN. Thru the connection from my mother and father, I am probably akin to every family in Bolivar. If my mother is not related to a family there my father is. My grandmother's is Louise Beard Willis and her parents were John & Nanny Sue Beard. On my father's side, my grandparents were Edna Davis Joy and Rev. Fred Joy. He was pastor of several churches around Bolivar, and at Clover Creek in Jackson, TN. Grandpa Fred as we called him had two brothers; Oscar, and Theodore. I know a little about his family, but either of my grandmothers little is known. The Willis' have a family reunion each year in Bolivar, TN.