Josie May (Coleman) Beville is the daughter of Leonard Earley Coleman and Cora Pleasant (Townsend) Coleman. She married Ivan Branch Beville on 27 October 1938. They had three daughters. Her paternal grandparents are Winfield Scott Coleman (Civil War Veteran) and Cornelia Ann (Hawks) Coleman. Her great-grandparents are John B. Coleman and Susan W. (Pritchett) Coleman. Her great-great-grandparents are Williamson Coleman, Jr. and Martha Ann (Burge) Coleman. Her great-great-great-grandparents are Williamson Coleman, Sr. and Mildred "Millian" (Hardaway) Coleman. Her maternal grandparents are Joseph Henry Townsend and Elnora Pleasant (Clardy) Townsend. Her great-grandparents are Joseph E. Townsend and Nancy Annie (Perkinson) Townsend.