Ethelbert Josey



TIMMONSVILLE Funeral services for Ethelbert Josey will be 3 PM, Thursday, July 31, 2008 at The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Young & Young of Hartsville.

Mr. Josey, 83, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at his residence after an illness.

Mr. Josey was born in Florence County, a son of the late Junies and Maggie Johnson Josey. He received his education in the public schools in the area and served in the US Army after being Honorably Discharged. He was a retired employee of the Florence County School District.

He was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., Brotherhood Organization and Deacon of the church. He heard Bishop L. Hunter preaching on the Whole Truth Radio Broadcast about 47 years ago and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost when the revelation of IN was revealed. He was a faithful member until his health failed and he was no longer able to attend church. He worked a lot for the church; helping to do whatever was needed and was a faithful helper in building and constructing the church facilities in South Carolina.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Lee Gee Josey of Timmonsville, SC; three daughters, Maggie (William) Abraham of Florence, SC, Ethel Mae (Kenneth) Dubose of Darlington, SC and Rudine Josey of Timmonsville, SC; two sons, Albert (Diane) Josey of Timmonsville, SC and Ernest (Cherry) Josey of Florence, SC; adopted children; Sis. Earnestine (Marvin) Mack of Darlington, SC, Deborah Waiters of Timmonsville, SC and Buster Timothy (Sabrina) Johnson of Florence, SC; In-laws, Jessie Bell (Jeffrey) Barr; Sarah Quillen, Edith (Ivory) Askin, Ruth Helen Brown; Ada Mae Greene, Catherine (Dolphus) Johnson; Janie (Ernest) Couser; Jonathan (Johnnie) Gee; Norman (Mildred) Gee; Lillie Bell Gee and Pearlie Mae Gee; Twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, church family and other close relatives and friends.

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Published in the Morning News on 7/30/2008

Born 6 Nov 1924