Deacon Joseph “Big Joe” Shavers, 82, of Pine Bluff died July 15, 2013 at Davis Life Care Center. Born March 02, 1931 to the late Elijah and Addie Shavers in Lincoln County Arkansas.
Survivors includes his loving devoted wife, Mable Shavers; sons, Michael (Sharon) Shavers of Little Rock, Maurice Shavers of Milwaukee, Larry Shavers and Asa Shavers of Pine Bluff and Greg Boykins of Topeka, Kan.; daughters, Chilot (Billy) Chancy and Lisa (Billy) Miller of Pine Bluff, Tammie (Charles) Gaston of Conway, Ark., and Sonya Boykins and Tonya Boykins of Topeka, Kan., step-children, Arckie B. Larkin and Archie D. Larkin of Topeka, Kan., Tyree Gray of Chicago and Velois Edwards of Owensboro, Ky.; brother, Ike Shavers and sister, Jender Miller; 32 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Saturday at Cherry Hill Baptist Church at Linwood at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. David Marks. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.
Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 4-5:30 p.m. at the mortuary. The body will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until funeral time. Online register www.henson-holcombmortuary.com. The family will be at 2207 West 37th Avenue.