2017-11-15 / Obituaries

Early Johnson


Early Peace “Earl P” Johnson, 74, of Blakely, Ga., died at his residence Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Blakely, Ga., to the late William Ellie Johnson and Lucille Womble Johnson. He was a self-employed diversified farmer and a member of White Plains Freewill Baptist Church.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Johnson.

Survivors include Jean Johnson, mother of his children; two daughters, Michelle Hester and husband Tommy of Colquitt, Ga., and Shannon Corpus and husband Anthony of Goose Creek, S.C.; two sons, Kevin Johnson of East Point, Ga., and Jon Johnson and wife Glenda of Blakely; one sister, Barbara Ann Hunter of Colquitt; his significant other, Rebecca Ard Johnson of Blakely; and six grandchildren, Faron Atkinson and Steven Atkinson of Colquitt, Haley Moseley and Tripp Moseley of Blakely, Haden Hester and Fulton Hester of Colquitt, Luke Johnson and Morgan Johnson of Blakely.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Manry- Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. Burial followed in the White Plains Cemetery, Lucile, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Haden and Fulton Hester, Dee Haire, Billy Wilson, Brett Johnson and Ronnie Parr. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Bass, Gene Wilson and Lawson Murkerson.

There was a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family also received friends at the home of Jean Johnson.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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