Services for Joyce Mathews, 84, of Canadian, TX will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Church of Christ with Jerry Smith, officiating and Jake Perkins, assisting. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Joyce passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 in Canadian, TX. Joyce was born June 3, 1931, in Canadian, TX to the late Mr. Archie Swires and Mrs. Anna (Evans) Swires. She was a 1951 graduate of Canadian High School. She married Gene Mathews on December 15, 1951 in Clovis, NM. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1996. Joyce was a caregiver and a member of the Church of Christ. She loved playing cards and dominoes. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Allen Swires. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Mathews and wife Dawn of Perryton, TX; three daughters, Linda Bitter and husband James of Adkins, TX; Nancy Slife and husband Larry of Elk City, OK; Sally Fuller and husband Ed of Turpin, OK; five brothers, Ernest Swires of Amarillo, TX; David Swires of Pampa, TX; Jerry Swires of Lefors, TX; Bill Swires of Eugene, OK; Stanley Swires of Canadian, TX; one sister, Stella Holt of Amarillo, TX; 14 grandchildren, Michael Strickland of Austin, TX; Heather Combs of Arlington, VA; Brian Strickland of Dayton, OH; Brad Marcum of Elk City, OK; Chad Marcum of Elk City, OK; Kristina Vaughan of Canute, OK; Derek Fuller of Turpin, OK; Samantha Weber of Liberal, KS; Trinady Fuller of Albuquerque, NM; Amanda Slife of Elk City, OK; John Slife of Elk City, OK; Jason Slife of Elk City, OK; Joshua Slife of Elk City, OK; Cody Mathews of Canadian, TX and 18 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Church of Christ, 1013 South 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014; Edward Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch, Canadian, TX 79014 or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 South 4th St., Canadian, TX 79014..