Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alice Joyce Carlson, 81, of Butterfield, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008.

She was born on June 27, 1927, in Long Beach, Calif., daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth (Hemingway) Hoskin. She married Elmer Carlson on May 9, 1981, in Enumclaw, Wash. He survives.

She was a prize-winning photographer, poet and writer. Her three books, "Is Anybody Listening", "Come, Walk With Me", and "I'm Free, Free at Last" were written under the pen name, Allis Joyce.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Rodney Clemons, and his wife, Kathleen, of Black River Falls, Wis., and Jeffery Clemons, and his wife, Susan, of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Carol Hamlin, and her husband, Randy, of Seattle, Wash., and Kitti Clemons, of Modesto, Calif.; two sisters, Fern Staggs, of Goleta, Calif., and Melba Chauvin, of Alpine, Ariz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Matthew Kitchener in 1979, and Rhonda McMaster in 1995, and four brothers.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cassville, with Bishop Berlan Crouch officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in care of Berlan Crouch Rt. 2 Box 2062, Cassville, MO 65625.

Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville.