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Betty Joyce Hutcherson will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crestview Health Center, 1871 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, with a cake-and-punch reception for family and friends.
During the past80 years Joyce has seen corners of the world most only dream of. She reestablished the Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville, which still holds a legacy of her authorship and beauty, raised a family that now boasts eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1934, to Floyd and Ethel Franklin, the eldest daughter of 10 children. She wed her late husband Paul Gaines Hutherson in 1955 and they had three children, Paula Eades, Tim Hutcherson and Amy Saxner.