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Joe Annie Hargrove

Jan. 6, 1927 – May 20, 2020

QUITMAN, La. — Joe Annie Hargrove, 93, of Quitman, Louisiana, went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 20, 2020. She was born Jan. 6, 1927, to the late Joseph and Annie Ricks Shovan at Quitman, Louisiana.
Joe Annie married James William Hargrove Sr. on July 9, 1947. She spent 39 wonderful years with “Bill” before his passing in November, 1986. Joe Annie is preceded in death by one sister, Willene Shields.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Hargrove-Graves and husband Hugh of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas; her son, James William Hargrove Jr. “Billy” of Natchez, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Tracy Ann Orr and husband Andrew of Pineville, Louisiana, Christy K. Foval and husband Doug of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Amanda Hargrove of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; great grandson, Derek Kaltenbacher and wife Marina of Baton Rouge; great great grandchildren, Noah and Levi Kaltenbacher; her brother, Dalton Shovan of Quitman, Louisiana; and a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and family who miss her dearly.
Joe was affectionately known as the “Cake Lady” of Jonesboro, Louisiana, as she found joy in baking and cooking for those she loved. Her coconut cakes were especially popular and requested at every social gathering. She was a devoted member and elder of Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Quitman, Louisiana and served her congregation and community selflessly.

Joe Annie loved God, and her faith was present in everything she did. She enjoyed working outside and took great pride in her garden, often using her home-grown herbs to prepare meals for her family and friends. People remember Joe Annie as a kind and loving, southern lady who loved to do for others.
Joe Annie and her husband Bill managed the Bienville Apartment Complex in Natchez, Mississippi from 1969-1989, and Joe worked for the BellSouth/AT&T telephone company in Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi where she retired in 1991.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Quitman, Louisiana at noon Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Visitation for the public 11:30 a.m., respecting the guidelines on social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund or the Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 518 North Antioch Road, Quitman, Louisiana, 71268, in her memory.

Services will be directed by Edmonds Funeral Home, 228 Allen Ave Jonesboro, Louisiana, 71251.