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James Briscoe Godbey

Male 1902 - 1996  (93 years)

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  • Name James Briscoe Godbey 
    Born 19 Nov 1902  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1996  Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3591  Rossville
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2019 

    Father John Wesley Godbey 
    Mother Luella Williams Godbey 
    Family ID F3541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruby Ellen Linsacum Godbey,   d. 1965 
    Married 29 Aug 1924 
     1. Delores Godbey White
     2. Peggy Godbey Broxterman
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 10:47:22 
    Family ID F3542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Godbey, James
    Obituary- Godbey, James
    James B. Godbey
    James Briscoe Godbey, 93, formerly of Topeka, died Tuesday, March 12, 1996, at a Las Vegas, Nev. retirement center.

    Mr. Godbey was a passenger coach foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad until he retired.

    He was born November 19,
    1902, at Perryville, KY, the son of John Wesley and Luella Williams Godbey. He moved to Las Vegas, Nev. from Tucson, AZ, in 1994.

    Mr. Godbey was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Arab Shrine.

    He was married to Ruby Ellen Linsacum August 29, 1924. She died in 1965. A daughter, Delores White, also preceded him in death.

    Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Broxterman, Las Vegas.; two brothers, William P. Godbey, Rossville, and John W. Godbey, Duncan, Okla.; a sister, Dorothy Paramore, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Relatives and friends met from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Penwell- Gabcl Funeral Chapel, Topeka. His service was at 1:00 Monday at the funeral home; burial with Masonic graveside service was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka.

    Memorial contributions may be made either to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 599, Topeka 66601, or to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 South Swenson, Las Vegas, Nev.