Joy Lanelle Ault

  • Born: August 20, 1936
  • Died: January 7, 2019
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joy Lanelle Bethay Redman Ault passed away on January 7, 2019 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Mississippi August 20, 1936, the daughter of Wade and Willie Mae (Barber) Bethay. Joy grew up in Arkansas and later moved to Indiana.

As a young wife with two small daughters, Cynthia and Sonya, she was involved in an automobile accident where her husband, Ray Redman was killed and Joy was seriously injured. She recovered and later married Jerry Ault who moved the family from Indiana to the Florida Keys. Later Joy and her husband moved to Texas where she was a feature writer for the local newspaper, The Valley Morning Star. Upon Jerry's death, Joy moved back to Florida and then in 2008 to Central, SC. Since suffering a fall and breaking her hip in 2015, Joy had been a resident of Brookdale Assisted Living in Central.

Joy is survived by daughters, Sonya Crandall and her husband, Lee of Clemson, and Cynthia Redman of Asheville, NC; grandchildren Anastasia and Natalia Crandall, Christopher, David, Akia, and Michael Ruquet; two great grandchildren, Dominique and Cougar Ruquet; a brother, Kent Bethay; a sister, Kay Cullum; a niece; and several nephews. In addition to her parents, Joy was predeceased by two brothers, Pet and Jon Bethay.

A Memorial service will be held at 4PM, Thursday, January 24 at the Chapel of the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Road, Central.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.

Her remains will rest next to those of Cynthia's and Sonya's father in the Elwood Cemetery, in Indiana.

Messages of condolence may be expressed at, or in person at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cindy & Sonya,
I am sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I have thought of her many times over the years, but did not know how or where to contact her. I remember our long talks, the many times she gave me rides to and from Ball State. She once wrote a lovely letter of recommendation for me. I am glad to know she worked as a journalist, and I hope she had many happy years.
Blessing to you & your Family.

Posted by Theresa Warfel-Berghoff - Indianapolis, IN - Neighbor   January 28, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. Always remember that God is loving and kind and He cares for you. 1Peter 5:6,7

Posted by Thomas Wigington - Fort Worth, TX   January 26, 2019

Sonya and Cindy, so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I am not sure if either of you will remember my sister, Brenda and I (Cathy) maiden name of Wood. We lived on Madison Road around the corner from you on Glenview Drive. I still can remember staring over at your back yard (there were no fences between any homes in the early 60's in Dooleyville) when my mother told me your dad had been killed in a car accident. No one's daddy had ever died before and I was saddened about it. Hopefully the years have been kind to both of you.

Posted by Cathy Davidson - Elwood, IN - Neighbor   January 24, 2019

will miss you Sis, Love you your Baby Brother

Posted by Kenton Bethay - Seelyville, IN - Brother   January 15, 2019

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