Billie Craige Kluttz Josey, 85, of Salisbury passed away on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Rowan County on Aug. 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Eva Nash and James Hudson Kluttz. Mrs. Josey was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women's Mission. She dearly loved her family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Josey, whom she married on June 25, 1956. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debbie Doby and Peggy Pegram, both of Salisbury; sister, Jane Peeler of Salisbury; brother, Jimmy Kluttz (Jean) of Salisbury; grandchildren, Brandon Doby, Dustin Doby (Tiffany), Brittany Keever (Jake), and Blake Pegram; great-grandchildren, Jackson Doby, Ryan Doby, and Kyleigh Keever. Numerous special nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive. Visitation: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 2255 East Ridge Road, Salisbury 28144. Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Faw and the Rev. Travis Connor officiating. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dustin Doby, Brandon Doby, Blake Pegram, Jake Keever, Tim Peeler, and Gary Kluttz. Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Calvary Baptist Church, 2255 East Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Josey family. Online condolences may be made at

Published by Salisbury Post on Dec. 14, 2021.