Sunday, July 26, 2009

MR. JAMES R. JOHNSON, age 66, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (July 24, 2009) evening. He was born on December 27, 1942 to the late James Bethel Johnson and Essie Lee Hale Parker. Mr. Johnson was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and for several years was a law enforcement officer for the Atlanta Police Department, City of Summerville, Chattooga County Sheriff’s office, Trion Police Department, and LaFayette Police Department; later was a truck driver before retirement. He was preceded in death by a son the late James Allen Johnson on June 19, 2000.

Surviving are grandsons-James Anthony Johnson and Joseph Dennis Johnson; sisters-Virginia Gordy of Gaylesville, AL., Shelia Cothran, Joanna Thoreson, and Lynda Carroll all of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday (July 28th) at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Jimmy Rickett, Ed Thoreson, Monte Turner, Randy Cothran, Charles Frady, and Tony Carroll; Honorary Pallbearers-Dennis Stansell, Dewayne Jackson, and all past and present law enforcement officers City of Summerville, Trion, and LaFayette Police Department’s and Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

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