James Madison Josey Jr


BYROMVILLE - Services for James Madison Josey Jr. will be at 11 a.m. today in Byromville United Methodist Church with burial in Swearingen Cemetery. Josey died Tuesday, April 24, 2001. He was the owner and operator of J.M. Josey and Sons Grocery Store from 1964 until 2000. It was the oldest family-owned store in Dooly County. He was a member of Byromville United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class, was memorial chairman, past member of the official board, and past secretary and treasurer for 20 years of the Sunday School. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, Travelers Rest Lodge No. 65 F&AM and was a councilman in Byromville for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Josey; children Pat Barrett of Marshallville and Joy Lanning of Abbeville; sisters Lois Arthur of Cuthbert, Helen Douglas of Macon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, has charge of arrangements.


Macon Telegraph, The (GA) - April 26, 2001