Josie Ross Minchew

June 7, 1930 – September 1, 2021

A graveside service for Mrs. Josie Ross Minchew will be held Sunday, September 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Midway Methodist Church Cemetery in Vaiden. Rev. Philip McRae will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be John Harrington, Trent Fulton, Dale Parker, Pat Alford, Mike Alford, and Kyle Parker.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Mrs. Minchew, 91, passed away at Vaiden Community Living Center on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was born June 7, 1930 to William and Katie Bailey Ross. She was a retired bookkeeper for Cross Lumber Company and a member of Shongalo Presbyterian Church in Vaiden.

Mrs. Minchew is survived by her daughters, Karen Herrington and Deborah Fulton and husband Terry, both of Blacksburg, VA; sisters, Sara Parker and husband George of Clinton and Bonnie Arendes of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Minchew; and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midway Methodist Church Cemetery at 5121 CR 31, Vaiden, MS 39176; Shongalo Presbyterian Church at 201 Court Street, Vaiden, MS 39176; or charity of donor’s choice.

3 thoughts on “Josie Ross Minchew

  1. I just loved Josie. She worked for my Grand Daddy at Cross Lumber Company for many years. I worked with her the Summer before my Senior year and after school my Senior year at VHS. She was the sweetest, kindest spoken person that I ever knew. Even if she was a bit frustrated, which seldom happened, she still spoke in that precious angelic voice. I always wanted to work in an office setting & she was very helpful in training me for that. My heart goes out to all of y’all.


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