Monday, September 21, 2020

Mr. Ben F. Johnson, Jr.

MR. BEN F. JOHNSON, JR., of Summerville, Georgia went to be with the Lord, on Sunday evening, September 20, 2020 at Redmond Regional Medical Center from complications related to COVID 19. Mr. Johnson was born on October 25, 1946 at the Summerville Hospital. Ben and Linda would have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2020. Mr. Johnson is predeceased by his parents, the late Ben, Sr. and Elizabeth Poovey Johnson, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louise and John M. Durham, and two brothers-in-law, David Young and Larry Durham. Ben served four years in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War; after being discharged, he returned to Chattooga County and married the girl of his dreams. Ben was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Tabernacle. He spent many hours using his talents, singing tenor and playing the piano in various churches, also numerous Stamps Baxter singings in the South.

Ben is survived by his wife, Linda Durham Johnson; sister, Mary Jeanette Young, and sister-in-law, Martha Bishop, niece, Trina Hunt, and nephews, David Durham and Kenny Durham also survive.

Due to COVID restrictions, currently in place, there will be no visitation or viewing for Mr. Johnson.

Graveside service will be held Friday, September 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from West Hill Cemetery in Trion, with John Agnew and Robert Brown officiating. If attending, please observe mask ordinance and social distancing guidelines, for your protection and the protection of others in attendance.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Benjamin-Franklin, Jr.

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