Josie Fish, age 79, of Forest City, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Josie was born September 13, 1941 in Rutherford County to the late Earnest V. Yelton and Jessie Hutchins Yelton. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. Josie worked for Watts Regulator in Spindale for many years and later as a caregiver for K D Support Services. She faithfully attended Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness. She loved spending time with her family and especially going to auctions with her sisters. Josie was a dedicated Christian lady who loved her family and her church family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Fish; daughter, Rebecca Feimster and sisters, Faye Wall and Thelma Holland.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Shelby Gettys (Donald) of Bostic, Johnny Fish of Forest City, Lisa Studioso (Richard) of Mt. Holly, NC and Wayne Fish (Rose) of Ellenboro; two sisters, Margie Sisk of Forest City, Edna Mott of Bostic and brother, James Yelton of Forest City; son-in-law, J.O. Feimster of Bostic and daughter-in-law, Tammy Crawford of Ellenboro. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness Church with Reverend Allen Terry and Reverend Chad Sisk officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 pm prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Yelton Family Cemetery.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.