GROWING CONCERNS – Sitkans Andrea Fraga and Kaleb Aldred of Middle Island Gardens introduce themselves to an audience of around 100 this afternoon during the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in Sweetland Hall on the SJ campus. The three-day conference, organized by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Sustainable Southeast Partnership, runs through Sunday at several Sitka venues. Some of Saturday's topics include farming in Fairbanks, pest control and cultivating gourmet mushrooms. Vendor tables will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Harrigan Centennial Hall. (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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