James Henry John­son

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Dea­con James Henry John­son died Aug. 18. The son of the late Mr. Ezekiel John­son and Mrs. Al­berta Grimes John­son, he was born in 1921 in Wal­ton County. Dea­con John­son joined Lit­tle Bethel Bap­tist Church at an early age, and later he joined Sims Chapel Bap­tist Church where he served faith­fully. He was chair­man of the Dea­con Board and a mem­ber of En­ter­prise Lodge No. 551. He was a lov­ing and de­voted fos­ter par­ent for many years. His life cen­tered around his fam­ily and friends. For many years, he was the over­seer for Ash­land Farms, owned by Law­son and Clay Cal­houn. Dea­con John­son was pre­ceded in death by wife Ms. An­nie Dell Phillips John­son.

Sur­viv­ing are sons Mr. Alonzo Bradley, Mon­roe, Mr. James (Red) Farmer, Cov­ing­ton, Mr. Dwayne John­son, Lo­ganville, Mr. and Mrs. Dar­rell (Maria) John­son, Las Ve­gas, Mr. Melvin John­son, Lo­ganville, Mr. Travis John­son, Lo­ganville; daugh­ter Ms. Rolanda John­son, Mon­roe; sis­ters Ms. Eula John­son, Ms. Edna John­son, Cov­ing­ton; sis­ters-in-law Mrs. Vera Bush, Bu­ford, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie (Nell) Sims, Ox­ford, Mrs. Ella English, Cov­ing­ton, Mrs. Chris­tine Hunt, Lo­ganville; ex­tended fam­ily Mr. and Mrs. Clay (Lucy) Cal­houn, Mrs. Linda Hunt, Mrs. Lynell Hud­son; a host of nieces, neph­ews, other rel­a­tives and friends; life-long friends Mr. John Lewis Rig­gins, Mr. An­der­son Rig­gins, Mrs. Cly­dell Rig­gins and the Sims Chapel Bap­tist Church fam­ily.

Funeral ser­vices were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Sims Chapel Bap­tist Church with the Rev. Ce­cil Rozier of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Sims Chapel Ceme­tery.

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