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Obituary for Joel Philyaw

Crouse - Mr. Joel Howell Philyaw, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Joel was born on March 22, 1938 in Greenville, SC a son of the late John Gordon Philyaw and Carolyn Howell Philyaw. He retired as a mechanic.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Philyaw.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Dawn Solow Philyaw of the home; a daughter, Darlene Carpenter (Jeremy); stepsons, Paul Platanitis, Jr. (Colleen); Robert Platanitis (Chaz Conors); Eric Platanitis (Michelle); one grandchild, Raven Hampton; a sister, Dolores McManus and a brother Jim Philyaw.

Services and burial will be private.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.