GREENWOOD - James Carlyle
Josey, 82, retired soil conservationist with the Mississippi Department of
Agriculture after 30 years, died Saturday at GreenwoodLefloreHospital. Services will be
at today at St. John'sUnitedMethodistChurch, where he had been
an administrative board member and Sunday school teacher, with burial in OktibbehaMemorial Park in Starkville. Wilson &
Knight Funeral Home has charge. A former vocational education teacher, he had recieved the Outstanding District Conservationist in Mississippi award in 1969.
Josey, the husband of Lenoir Cox Josey, leaves three daughters, Mrs. LeNoir J. Booth of Prentiss, Mrs. Virginia Bush of
Clarksdale and Mrs. Dot Crocker of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Eedra Webber of Houston; t wo
brothers, Hunter Josey of Gardendale, Ala., and R. E. Josey of Starkville, five
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that any
memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.
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