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Joyce Carroll Dillingham

Little Rock, AR, 1928 - 2022

Joyce Carroll Dillingham, 94, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully at home on July 15, 2022. She was born in El Dorado, Ark., a graduate of El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas, where she was a Chi Omega. She was a life-long Catholic and member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge John Charles Carroll and Ellen Welch Carroll, her sister, Jean Hightower Kelly, and a brother, John C. Carroll, Jr, as well as her husband of over fifty years, Ryan Nathan "R.N." Dillingham. Her son-in-law, John "Jack" William Fink, also predeceased her.
She is survived by her four daughters, Joy Dillingham of Atlanta, Georgia, Jane Fink (Jack, dec.) of Little Rock, Mary Kimberl (Mark) of Atlanta, Georgia and Ann Brown (Mark) of Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, she leaves behind four granddaughters, Mary Ryan Nicholson (Michael) of Atlanta, Georgia, Ann Aday (David) of Little Rock, Elizabeth Brown Guigou (David) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Robin Carroll Brown of Atlanta, Georgia. Joyce is also survived by her four great-grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Aday of Little Rock, and John and William Nicholson of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as three nieces and a nephew. She will be lovingly remembered as a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved being with family and friends, traveling, playing bridge, reading and playing tennis.
A visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, Ark., 72205, or Subiaco Abbey, 405 Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, Ark., 72865, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of:

Published July 16, 2022

Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-666-0123