Joyce Elaine Osteen James, 75, of 1163 Stewart Gin Road, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her residence. Born in Altamont, Illinois she was a daughter of the late Otha and Jennie Alwerdt Osteen.
She retired from Sunex Tools in Travelers Rest. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading, sewing, cooking for family occasions, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She especially loved Christmas and collecting special ornaments.
Surviving are her husband, Phillip R. James of the home; a daughter, Cindy Turner (Bryan) of Easley; two sons, Mark James (Vikki) of Greenville, and Tim James (Heather) of Greer; a brother, Buddy Osteen (Judi) of Altamont, IL; four grandchildren, Katie, David, and Matthew James, and Allie Turner; also surviving are several cherished nieces and nehpews.
Services and burial will take place at a later date in Altamont, Illinois conducted by the Gieseking Funeral Home, 208 N. 2nd Street, Altamont, IL.
Liberty Mortuary is handling local arrangements.