Joyce Jeanne Mason Carroll, 78, of Richardson, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Born in Hazen, Ark., she attended Carlisle High School and Little Rock Junior College. She worked for the Arkansas Democrat newspaper, was the News Director of the Methodist Information newspaper for the Arkansas-Louisiana area in the 1950’s and worked in New York before becoming a homemaker and moving to Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Vincent Carroll of Richardson; daughters, Johnna Smith of Dallas and Laura Erickson of Addison, Texas; grandson, Cameron Young of Dallas; one granddaughter; brothers Richard Mason of Sherwood and Keith Mason of El Dorado.