Joseph Mims of Riverhead died April 23 at Riverhead Care Center. He was 71.
Mr. Mims was born Dec. 26, 1942, in South Carolina to George and Williemae Mims. He worked as a grave digger for Southampton Cemetery.
He is survived by his son, Darius and daughter, Joann Langhorne, both of Riverhead; his sisters, Shirley Long, Betty Robinson, Patricia Ann and Renell Goethie; his brother, Nathaniel; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, April 30, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, with a graveside service following at 10:30 a.m. at Southampton Cemetery.