Tommie E. Johnson, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 5, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.
Born August 21, 1933 in Broward County, North Carolina to the late J. P. and Nola Johnson, he had lived in Dawson County since 1973 having moved from Ball Ground. Mr. Johnson was employed by Cowart Brothers Lumber Company for 30 years and loved fishing and playing guitar. He was of the Baptist faith and was also preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Jane Johnson. Mr. Johnson was born into a family of 18 children and was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
Surviving are his children, Linda and Dwight Tatum, Dawsonville, Mike Johnson and Donna Cross, Murphy, NC, Debbie Bearden, Dawsonville, Gail Evans, Dawsonville, Greg and Tami Johnson, Dawsonville; sisters, Margaret Stone, Jasper, Pat Denny, Ball Ground, Jean Childers, Jasper; brothers and sister in law, Bob and Patsy Johnson, Ball Ground, Emory "Lucky" Johnson, Waleska; twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 2 o'clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Chester, Rev. Darren Johnson and Rev. Ronnie Sosebee will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Life Church of God Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.