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Joyce Melba Slaton, 1929-2019


Last updated 4/24/2019 at 12:51pm

Joyce Slaton

Joyce Slaton, 90, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, April 23 at her residence.

She was born January 4, 1929 in Lake Wales to the late Minor E. and Agnes (Davis) Jones. She was one of the first Polio patients diagnosed during a time when they weren't sure what it was and called it Infantile Paralysis. In spite of going thru that, she persevered and conquered her disability. Everyone knew her for her strength and perseverance, her infectious smile and her laughter. She let nothing stop her. She has been a lifelong resident of the area; she was a secretary/bookkeeper for Harry Moran. Joyce e...

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