Violet May Johnson - Etowah

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Violet May Johnson, 85, of 1629 South County Road 71, Etowah, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

She was a member of West Ridge Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by six sons, Bob Johnson of Yorbalinda, Calif., Robert Johnson, Jr. of Etowah, Grady Johnson of Luxora, Harvey Johnson of Osceola, Nathan Johnson of Etowah, and Fred Johnson of Etowah; four daughters, Nora Ferguson of Etowah, Peggy Morgan of Etowah, Carolyn Moore of Monette, and Martha Haas of Oceanside, Calif.; six sisters, Kathryn Smart of Harrisburg, Delia Garner of Lepanto, Leona Russell of Duck Hill, Miss., Lillian Phillips of Jonesboro, Willene Gardner of Lepanto, and Vera Lewis of Redfield; a brother, Dale Harvison of Trumann; 46 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Johnson; two sons, Ennis Johnson and William Johnson, and two daughters, Bonnie Fleming and Patsy Hammond.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Potter Memorial Cemetery with Mike Gonzales officiating. Murphy Funeral Home of Lepanto was in charge of arrangements.

Grandsons and granddaughters served as pallbearers.