Myrtle B. Johnson

Published 7:26 am Friday, July 27, 2012

April 8, 1918 –

July 27, 2012

Myrtle B. Johnson, 94, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Gregg officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvania Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012, prior to the funeral service at Ivey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 8, 1918, in Early County, Ga., the daughter of Lam B. Burton and Annie Lou George Burton. She was a graduate of Faceville High School and owned and operated Johnson’s Store with her husband for 40 years. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Sylvania United Methodist Church and WMU. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, working in the yard, and fishing.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Luther Johnson and her son, Gary Lynn Johnson.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Johnson and his wife, Susan, and David Johnson and his wife, Catherine, all of Bainbridge; her daughter-in-law, Mary Burton of Bainbridge; her grandchildren, Sean Johnson and his wife, Mandy, of Monroe, Ga., Carah Johnson Whittaker and her husband, Brandon, of Bainbridge, and Abby Johnson Parsons and her husband, Zack of Bainbridge; her great-granddaughter, Colbie Kate Whittaker; and her special care givers, Shonda Tolbert, Marsha Evans, and Jeannette Pendleton.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.