SUMMER READING – Award winning author Amy Butcher, left, listens to her Sitka Fine Arts Camp creative non-fiction writing student Tayla Eaton, of Kodiak, read at the Backdoor Cafe Wednesday morning. Butcher took her class to read essays they wrote in class during the two-week camp, which is wrapping up this week. Students are giving final performances in a variety of artistic disciplines tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Joyce Irene James

Services have been scheduled for Joyce Irene James, a longtime Kake resident who died there June 10.
    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Sitka Assembly of God Church. Following burial at Sitka National Cemetery, a reception will be held at the church. Those who wish to do so are welcome to take finger foods.
    Joyce was born April 12, 1935, in Heartland, Maine, the daughter of Priscilla Morrill (Annis) and Richard Mason. She grew up in Harmony, Maine.
    She married Wallace I. James Sept. 20, 1971, in East Bridgewater, Mass., and in 1972 they moved to his hometown of Kake.
    She was a beautician, and owned and operated a restaurant. She owned and was operating Town Taxi in Kake at the time of her death.
    She is survived by her husband, Wallace I. James of Kake; daughter Shawna Akins of Florida; son Mitchell James of Seattle and grandson Zachary James of Haines; son David Dalton  and grandson Michael Dalton, both of Kake; daughter Sarah Smith and son-in-law Michael Smith of Sitka; grandson Corey Kadake and granddaughter Chandler Kadake, both of Kake and granddaughter Hayley Smith of Kake and grandson Michael Smith Jr. of Sitka; and sister Sheila Bangs of Allentown, Fla..
    Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Maine also survive.

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