From the obituary files of Novella Tole
A Memory Service
Thursday, February 22, 1996
Northwest Funeral Chapel
6630 West Hampton Avenue
Reverend Joseph J. Hughes, Officiant
Mr. William Posey was born in Forest City, Arkansas to Arthur and Doily Posey on November 24, 1909. He departed this life February 16, 1996 at 8.00 A. M. at his home. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ila Posey and son, Johnny Posey. He was a member of Temple COGIC [Church of God in Christ] in Parsons, Tennessee.
He was united in holy Matrimony to Ila Posey and to this union twelve children were born. He moved to Milwaukee in 1966. He leaves to mourn his departure twelve devoted children: George Posey, Mary Posey, Ralph Posey, Ruby Sprewell, Thelma Henry, Eddie Posey, Helen Hampton, Alice Harrison, Robert Posey, Arthur Posey, Nelson Posey and Joe Nathan Posey; six daughters-in-law, three sons-in-law, fifty-five grandchildren, sixty-three great grandchildren, three sisters, Louise from Kansas City, Missouri, Rose from Chicago, Illinois and Annie from Forest City, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.
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