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Cedar Key - Marie Yearty Johnson, 93 of Cedar Key, passed away Dec. 21, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland. Born in Otter Creek on Oct. 10, 1919 to Eugene H. & Pearl E. (Walden) Yearty, she has spent her life in Levy County. She graduated from Bronson High School and Massey Business College in Jacksonville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cedar Key for over 60 years, serving as Sunday School Teacher, worker for Vacation Bible School and member of the WMU. She was an active member of Operation Christmas Child, a charter member of the Woman's Club of Cedar Key, and a volunteer for Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties and at the Pregnancy Center. Mrs. Johnson was past president of Cedar Key Arts Festival. During WWII she was Secretary for Army Corp of Engineers and was librarian with the Levy County Library System for 13 years. She and her late husband, Webster Johnson owned and operated Johnson's Restaurant on the dock of Cedar Key. She received so much enjoyment from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Eugenia Johnson (Ed Wise) of Chiefland, Beth (Mike) Davis of Cedar Key; daughter-in-law Aida Johnson of Gainesville; grandchildren David May of Live Oak, Stephanie May of Cedar Key, Heath Davis of Cedar Key, Ida Marie Johnston of Tampa, Mary Beth Tyson of Tallahassee, Jarret Johnson of Niceville; and 8 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Webster L. Johnson and a son Ludwig Johnson.

Funeral Services will be Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Cedar Key with Pastor Todd Pope and Rev. Jerry Nash officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Key Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 3:00-5:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Johnson's memory to the Harmony Pregnancy Center or to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church of Cedar Key.

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the Johnson family. Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at

Published in Gainesville Sun from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2012