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Josephine Courtney Phillips Proctor

  • Birth 11 Oct 1928
  • Death 14 Nov 1970
  • Burial Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 17206612

Josephine Courtney Proctor, the daughter of Charles Lee and Frances V. Phillips, was born in 1928 in Fayetteville, West Virginia. She graduated from Fayette High School. She perished with her husband, Herbert, leaving three daughters--Margaret, Patricia and Courtney; and two sons--James and John. She was 42 years old.

On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". This site is a memorial to the lives that were lost on that evening; to honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark and Elizabeth Forever
  • Added: 29 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17206612
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Courtney Phillips Proctor (11 Oct 1928–14 Nov 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17206612, citing Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .