Margaret Johnson Burton of Oliver Springs passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.
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Born in Roane County, she was the last surviving child of the late William and Louise Jane Farmer Johnson. She lived in Oliver Springs, except for living in Spindell, N.C., for four years.
She was a Christian and a faithful member of Oliver Springs First Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities including the Happy Timers and teaching Sunday school class. She was a founding member of the Girls Auxiliary of Oliver Springs First Baptist Church, and she taught the auxiliary class for several years.
She was a member of the Roane County Women Democrats and held various positions with the organization.
She loved the Lady Vols and attended many games, including the tournament championships in Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. She also enjoyed traveling, and she was pleased to have visited all 50 states.
She was employed as a bank teller for more than 50 years, retiring in 1993. She began her career at Union Peoples Bank and retired from First American Bank in Oliver Springs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Jefferson Burton, who was killed in defense of the country in World War II. She was also preceded by seven brothers, Carl, Earl, Woodrow, Kenneth, Forrest, J.H. and Pete Johnson; and three sisters, Lily Davis, Dessie Disney and Charlsey Borum.
She is survived by sisters-in-law, Edna, Pauline, Billie and Joann Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family members and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Oliver Springs First Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, with Dr. Charles Parker officiating. Burial and graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com.
Published in Roane County News from May 16 to May 18, 2012