Delores Austin Joynes


Delores Austin Joynes, 82, passed away April 5, 2024, in Lebanon.

She was born June 28, 1941, in Sparta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gauvain and Ruth Burns Austin.

She is survived by her son, Donald Joynes and wife Laura; three daughters, Deborah Pugh and fiancé James Toy, Diane Joynes, Dina Gann and fiancé Paul Wooten; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rondald (Jackie dec.) Austin, Gerald (Kathy) Austin; and sister, Karen (Steve dec.) Austin Cannon.

A memorial will be 1 p.m., April 27, 2024, at Findlay Church of Christ, 505 N. Spring St., in Sparta.

If you wish to make a donation in Delores’s memory, although not necessary, please consider making it to Short Mountain Bible Camp ( or Tennessee Children’s Home ( which is sponsored by Findlay Church of Christ, in Sparta.