Joyce Nugent King, 69, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was born July 7, 1947 to the union of her parents, Leon and Lois Nugent. Joyce was employed as a respiratory therapist at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania for 39 years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Warren Maxwell and Bob Wilson officiating. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Landon; and niece, Rendi Nugent. Survivors include her former husband, Huey King of Trout; daughters, Toni Malone and husband Shawn of Chatham, and Kim Hudnall and husband Donny of Trout; three grandchildren, Samantha Malone, Ashley Hudnall, and Dillan Hudnall; special friend, Kenneth Fatheree; brother, Donnie Nugent and wife Teresa of Whitehall; niece, Traci Gray and husband Hollis of Jena; great-niece Taylor Gray; and great-nephew Tyler Gray.