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Autie Lee Johnsey is buried in Lot A-5, Johnsey-Perry, in Riverside Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee.
JACKSON SUN, Wednesday June 29, 1949

Autie Lee Johnsey

Funeral services for Autie Lee Johnsey, 79, who died this morning at Fitts-White Clinic after a ten-day illness, will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. V. H. Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside cemetery.
Born in Rienzi, Miss. in October, 1873, Mr. Johnsey came to Jackson in 1896. He was an engineer for the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, retiring in 1941. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trinity Methodist Church.
He leaves four sons, Autie Lee Johnsey, Jr. and Carl Lee Johnsey, both of Jackson; Raymond Johnsey, Artesia, Miss., and Murlin Johnsey, Ripley; three daughters, Mrs. Lamar Davis, Miss Pearl Johnsey and Miss Virginia Ruth Johnsey, all of Jackson; and one brother, Bert Johnsey, Rienzi, Miss.
The body will be at Griffin Funeral Home until the hour for services. The following pallbearers are requested to meet there at 10:15 o’clock: Will Robbins, L. E. Foster, Pat Foster, Emmett Manley, P. H. Hubbell and L. A. Moore.

Note: Autie Lee Johnsey’s first wife was Etheldred Massy “Ethel May” Perry, born April 22, 1878 in Rienzi, Mississippi to parents Ezekial Massey Perry & Mattie Blackwell Ellis Perry. She married Autie Lee Johnsey on August 1, 1896 in Alcorn County, Mississippi; they divorced in October 1917. Ethel died August 5, 1962 in Jackson, Tennessee at age 84 and was buried in Highland Park Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Tennessee. Ethel and Autie had six children, five boys and one girl.

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