The Steele Enterprise Obituary Steele, Missouri September 4, 1997; Mrs. Joyce Pery Day, 49, of Caruthersville, Mo., died at the Pemiscot Nursing Home in Hayti, Mo., on Thursday, August 28, 1997.Born in Hayti on December 15, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Earvin Hooker and Loxie Mitchell Hooker.A sister, Carolyn Hooker, also preceded her in death.Mrs. Day attended school in Hayti, where she graduated from high school and also grduated from a business college in Memphis, Tenn.On November 27, 1993 in Hayti, she was united in marriage with Mr. Tommy Day.A member of the Hayti Church of Christ, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Day leaves her husband, Tommy Day, of Caruthersville; one son, Jason Pery, of Caruthersville; a daughter, Laura Burchard, of Caruthersville; three grandsons: Clayton, Cody and Garrett; two step-sons: Brian Day and Nicholas Day, both of Caruthersville; an uncle, Neely Mitchell, of Hayti; and two aunts, Doris Price of Coldwater, Miss., and Louise Cook of Hayti.Funeral services for Mrs. Day were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 1997, at the Hayti Church of Christ with Mr. Edmond Cagle and Mr. Mark Wilson officiating.Burial was at Pemiscot Memorial Gardens near Caruthersville with H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville in charge. Pallbearers were R.A. Rogers, Herb Smith, Alan Newman, W. Steve Dale, Neely "Butch" Mitchell, and Jeff Treat. Other sources of information for Joyce include the U.S. Social Security Claims Index.(RFH)