Coit Josey


DARLINGTON Funeral services for Mr. Coit Josey Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2008, in Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on South Main Street in Darlington. The Rev. Flora McCurry will be officiating. The burial will follow in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Josey, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, in a Florence nursing home. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Shelton and Ella Watson Josey. He was the widower of Essie Yarborough Josey. He attended Darlington County public schools after which he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and served his tenure until he was honorably discharged. Coit spent most of his life in Darlington County where he was a self employed plasterer.

Survivors include his devoted son and wife, Coit C.( Jackie) Josey Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two sisters, Etta Mac Wright Scipio of Atlanta and Mary Farrell of Florence; a grandson, Nicholas J. Josey of College Park, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Eula Mae Josey of Darlington and Bessie Samuel of New York; a brother-in-law, Malon Yarborough of Darlington; a stepgranddaughter, LaKisha D. James of Union City, Ga.; five stepchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from noon to 6 p.m. today at 213 Lee St., Darlington

Born 24 Sep 1920