James William Johnson

Born: Sun., Feb. 27, 1916
Died: Tue., Dec. 18, 2007

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James William “J.W.” Johnson, age 91, of Penfield, GA, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Boswell Parker Nursing Center. He was born in Warren County on February 27, 1916 to the late Luther Lewis Johnson and Estella Jones Johnson. He married the former Gussie Louise English on December 16, 1939. For over fifty years he was the warehouse supervisor for Chipman Union in Union Point. He was a member of Penfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gussie Louise English Johnson, in April of this year, a daughter and husband, Frances and Anthony Crouch, a son-in-law, Billy Whittaker; a daughter-in-law, Donice Johnson; and six siblings. He is survived by a daughter, Loretta Johnson Whittaker of Penfield, GA; a son Steve Johnson and wife Kathy of Gulfport, MS; a sister, Mattie Maude McElveen of Eatonton, GA; nine grandchildren, Stephen Johnson Jr., Crystal Johnson, James “D” Whittaker, Torrey Whittaker, Pat Crouch, Michael Crouch, Dave Crouch, Dan Crouch and Nita Crouch; twelve great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Penfield Baptist Church with Rev. John McMillian and Rev. Bobby Bear officiating. Interment will follow in the Penfield Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Ryan Mashburn, James Whittaker, Torrey Whittaker, Brent Whittaker, Stephen Johnson Jr., Jason Whittaker, Tony Ayers and Daniel Crouch. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Donna Strozier Vandiver
   Posted Tue December 18, 2007
Dear "Miss" Loretta, I am so sorry to hear about Mr.J.W. I can remember coming to his and "Miss Gussie" house with Daddy. I always loved to look at your Moms collection of salt and pepper shakers.As a child,it always amazed me.I know you will miss him but be assured you are in my prayers. Love, Donna

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Tue December 18, 2007
Dear Loretta, I am so shocked and saddened to hear the news of your father's death...May the Good Lord comfort you and give you peace during this time.... love, Carlene Noggle & family (Mrs Lindsey's daughter)

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed December 19, 2007
We are so sorry to hear about your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura S. Stewart
   Posted Wed December 19, 2007
Loretta, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and I know you will really miss him. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

Cindy H. Moore & Shirley Hardy
   Posted Wed December 19, 2007
Loretta, we are both so sorry about your Daddy. You took such good care of him and we know you will miss him so.

Lynn Kitchens & Family
   Posted Thu December 20, 2007
Loretta and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I just found out this morning. God now has another angel. Be at peace knowing your mom and dad are together once more. Love you dearly.

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Thu December 20, 2007
I would like to extend my deepest, heart felt sympathy to the Johnson family. I work at Boswell Parker Nursing Center. I thought the world of your father in the short time that I have there. He always smiled when I spoke to him. He was very fortunate to have such a loving and devoted family like Ms. Loretta and Steve. Ms. Loretta was always there to lend a hand to help her father in every way. I have been there on Saturdays and Mr. Steve and Kathy would come in from Mississippi to spend the day with his father. If there is anything that we can do for any of you please call. We love and you and your families will be in our prayers in the days to come. May God bless and keep each of you. With Great Love, Paige

Helen and Bob Pless
   Posted Thu December 20, 2007
We were sorry to hear of Mr. Johnson's death. But we rejoice in the life he lived, and we know that this is a wonderful home going for him. He was a special person and friend to us. We remember both J.W. and Gussie as faithful church members. When we go back to Penfield church, it just doesn't seem right not to see then sitting in their place. They will be missed. We are sorry not to be able to make the trip to Penfield for his funeral. Bob has not been well, and we are not able to get out as much as we would like. We send our condolences and best wishes to all of you. Bob and Helen Pless

Mary Louise Dreyer McRay
   Posted Fri December 21, 2007
To the family of J.W.: I am so sorry to hear about J.W. I remember many times visting with the family and many times riding with my daddy, Claude Dreyer, to visit with you while he was collecting insurance in Penfield. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Mary Louise