John Sherwin Josey


Deceased Name: MR. JOHN JOSEY


Graveside services for John Sherwin Josey, age 53, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Kite City Cemetery. Revs. Burton Dixon and Woodrow Beasley will officiate.

Born in Johnson County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Henry Lee and Pauline Claxton Josey. He was a lab technician for Imery's Kaolin Company and was the owner/operator of Josey's General Store. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart having served with the United States Army. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Kite. Mr. Josey died early Sunday morning.

He is survived by his children, Melinda Josey Blount and Joan Josey Blount , both of Swainsboro; brother, Henry Claxton Josey of Harrison; sister, Neline Farmer of Millegeville; his fiancee, Barbara Ann Jordan of Kite; and four grandchildren, Dakota Blount, Jessica Lorraine Blount, John Russell Thornton and Joanna Lea Thornton.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8:30 at the funeral home.

Honorary escorts will be David Fields, Alton Claxton, Clifford Claxton Jr., Sonny Norris, Eddie Glover, Ronnie Copeland, co-workers at Imery's and employees of Josey's General Store.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stanley Funeral Home of Wrightsville in charge of arrangements.


The Augusta Chronicle-August 21, 2001