"Sambo" Josey, 71, of Brinson, Ga., died Sunday.
The service will be
at Tuesday at Cox
Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Ga (912-246-4411),
with burial at ColquittCityCemetery in Colquitt, Ga. Family will receive
friends from to
today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Box 171, Gardner Road, Brinson, GA 31725.
A lifelong resident
Ga., he was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines. He worked for Cannon's
Jewelers, Bell Jewelers and Kres Jewelers in Bainbridge and was a watchmaker
and jeweler for Gray Jewelry Store in Blakely for 30 years until his retirement
in 1989. He was a former member of Orion Lodge No. 8 & A.M. of Bainbridge
and was a member of BethelBaptistChurch.
He is survived by
his wife, Ollie Bridges Josey of Brinson; a son, Ronnie Josey of Cairo, Ga.; two sisters,
Evelyn Smith of Eldorendo, Ga., and Ila Reed of
Brinson; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and a step great-grandchild.