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Date published: 2/7/2013

Joy L. Hess

Joy Lorraine Hess, 90, of Orange County died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Hess enjoyed reading, bowling, bridge, cross stitching, puzzles and being a Redskins fan.

Survivors include her children, Jack Byrd and wife Tara, Ron Byrd and wife Terry and Gaye Cook; three stepchildren, Nancy MacArthur, Claudia Hass and June Brown and husband Carroll; sister Margy Gole; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William T. Byrd; second husband Claude E. Hess; and her brothers, Eugene Palmer and Robert Govan.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.