Anniston - Funeral services for Ruth H. Johnson, 87, of Anniston, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at First Baptist Church at McClellan with the Rev. Buddy Nelson and the Rev. Max Gaston officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday at UAB. Survivors include her husband, Charles O. Johnson, of Anniston; daughter, Kathy Jenkins Danford, of Huntsville; son, Al Whitaker (Kim), of Athens; stepsons, Gary C. Johnson and Kenneth G. Johnson; grandchildren, Jamison Danford, Derek Danford, Jennifer Bentley, Michael Whitaker, Chris Whitaker; step-grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Chase Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Corey Whitt, Jake Whitt, Jessie Johnson and Kevin Johnson; two great-grandchildren; Logan Bentley and Madelyn Bentley; sisters, June Hosmer (Carlton), of Huntsville and Joyce Koerner, of Logansville, Ga.; brother, Preston Hale, of Anniston; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence W. and Anna S. Hale. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church at McClellan for more than 60 years and a member of the Golden Belles Sorority. She retired from Fort McClellan. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 19, 2013