The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 29, 2014

Ellen Johnson

— Ellen Durham Johnson, 85, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Home in Madison. Mrs. Johnson was born March 26, 1928, in Limestone County to Perry Durham and Nora Raby Durham.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Stanley Durham officiating. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Central Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Johnson; and a son, Kim Johnson.

Survivors include one daughter, Donnie Johnson Campbell of Athens; one son, Oran Johnson and wife Melba of Athens; four grandchildren, Mary Ellen Campbell Denton, Luke Johnson, Carter Johnson and Gil Johnson; one great-grandchild, Katelyn Johnson. Pallbearers will be Luke Johnson, Carter Johnson, Gil Johnson, Scott Hargrove, Malone Johnson, Keith Rowe, Joe Mark Douthit and Byron Johnson.

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