Margaret Whiddon Johns

Published 2:30 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Margaret Whiddon Johns, 96, of the Recovery Community near Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Recovery United Methodist Church with Pastor Charlie Boyd and Rev. Donna Sue Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Sylvania Cemetery with Keith Renfroe, Dennis Cooper, Chris Hobbs, Paul (Gene) Boyett, Blaine Cort, Rex Moody and Paul M. Johns serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

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Memorial donations may be made to Recovery United Methodist Church, c/o P. D. Johns Treasurer, 330 Booster Club Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Margaret was born November 7, 1925, in Decatur County, Ga., the daughter of Billy Whiddon and Mamie Andrews Whiddon. She was a graduate of Faceville High School and a lifetime member of Recovery United Methodist Church.

Margaret was a lifelong homemaker for her husband, children and family. She was a bundle of creative energy that loved flower gardening, decorating her home, cooking/baking, shopping, movies at the theater, excursions to North Carolina and Panama City Beach and tailgating at Florida State football games. She loved to worship and fellowship at Recovery church and was a dedicated and active member for most of her life.

She is also survived by her dear family friend, Peggy Cooper, with whom she shared many memorable moments while raising their families, traveling and taking part in their shared interests.

To the staff at Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those that touched Margaret’s life by caring for her while she was a resident. The family is especially grateful to Mrs. Velma Smith for her above and beyond level of care of Margaret while she was at Centre Pointe.

Also, the family extends its deepest gratitude to Mrs. Betty Hobbs, Margaret’s long-time caregiver. We are certain Betty’s affection and loving care for Margaret not only extended her life with us but brought her joy and reasons to smile, laugh, sing, yell and enjoy a quality of life that would not have occurred had she not been a part of her life.

Survivors include her children, Janice Johns Boyett of Tallahassee, Fla., and Paul D. Johns (Mirasol) of the Recovery Community; her grandchildren, Paul Boyett (Jill), Patricia Boyett, Cynthia B. Binns (John), Paul M. Johns (Kacie), Ashley Johns, Sarah Johns, and Jewel Johns; her great-grandchildren, Terry, Kyle, Aidan, Emma, Mary Madeline, Emaline, and Abigail.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul W. Johns.