Mrs. Joyce Gene Griggs Kirkland, age 83, of Barnesville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in a Griffin healthcare facility.She was born in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Mr. Jesse Burton Griggs and the late Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Reedy Griggs. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Melvin Eugene Kirkland. She was a teacher for the Clayton County school system and the Cobb County school system.Survivors include one son, Dan (and Barbara) Kirkland of Powder Springs, Ga.; and one granddaughter, Katherine (and Chad) Moran of Hiram, Ga.Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Kirkland were privately conducted from the graveside on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Lamar Memory Gardens with Rev. Franklin Gibson officiating.The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn.; Donor Services P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas, 75265-0309, komen.org.Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guestbook online at williamsfh.net.Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville was in charge of arrangements, 770-358-1678.