Ms. Josie Brown Bell 70 of Vernon, passed away Oct. 6, at her residence. She was a native of Washington County and of the Holiness Faith.
Survivors include her husband, James Bell, Vernon; children, Carlton Bowers, Atlanta, Ga., Stephanie Peterson, and Tangela Jackson (Lois), both of Vernon; step children, James Bell, Jr., Panama City, Steve Bell, Vernon, Barbara Williams and Teresa Morrins both of Chipley; sisters, Susie Igles, Bondell Siples, and Clara McDonald; brothers, Arthur and Robert Brown all of Vernon; mother-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Bell; grandchildren and great grands.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at McQueen's Temple, Vernon with Pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown and the Rev. W.E. Brown, officiating. Interment followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens, Vernon. The remains were in repose one hour prior to the services at the church. Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley is directing.