Junior Cossey, 74, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Batesville, he was the son of the late Arch and Martha Gilmore Cossey and had been a Leachville resident since 1995. He was a former Blytheville and Manila resident and was a retired machinist and Mississippi County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the Leachville Assembly of God Church and the Blytheville Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Buchanan Edgin Cossey of the home; two step-sons, Ronnie Lynn Edgin of Manila and Michael Glenn Edgin of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Sue England of Manila; his grandchildren, Terry Lynn Edgin Pike, Candice Michelle Edgin Brinkley, Billy Edgin and Cody Lynn Edgin, and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Robert England and Rev. Donnie Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.