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Joyce Dean Sharp Whitlow, 74, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away

Joyce Dean Sharp Whitlow, 74, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at her residence. She was born October 24, 1948 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late Melrose Lee Sharp and Doris Creek Sharp. Joyce was a graduate of Glasgow High School Class of 1966. She was a graduate of Southern Academy of Clinical Technology and was employed by several doctors in our community of Glasgow. Joyce, along with her husband, Eddie, have been owners of Park Avenue Furniture for over 50 years. She was a genuine people person that delighted in engaging in conversation with customers. In her spare time, she enjoyed boating, swimming, traveling, doll collecting, and cheering on her favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats. Her favorite days were those spent with her great granddaughter, Zoe. She was a wonderful wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She could light up a room with her beautiful smile. She was so loved and will be greatly missed. Joyce was a member of South Green Church of Christ in Glasgow.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Eddie Whitlow; granddaughter, Taryn Dean Riddle; great granddaughter, Zoe Kate Staples; son-in-law, James Vance; sister-in-law, Bonnie Whitlow Proffitt; numerous fond cousins; and best friends, Marilyn Barrick Jones and Charlotte Ferrell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Dewey and Bessie Creek; paternal grandparents, Sylvester and Mamie Sharp; and her daughter, Melanie Whitlow Vance.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

A funeral service for Mrs. Whitlow will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 4th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 9:00 AM until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Whitlow. Please share your condolences with the family at

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