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.