Martha Elizabeth Smith Johnson(1921 - 2014)

Martha Elizabeth Smith Johnson

Martha Elizabeth Smith Johnson, age 92 of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on July 27, 1921 in Stewart County, TN to the late James Bellfield Smith and Katie Curtis Smith. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Virgie Shemwell; four brothers, Elbert Smith, James Smith, Walter Smith, and Bob Smith; and two grandsons, Brian Johnson and Charlie Mills.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Rev. Richard Wesley and Rev. Ben Falls officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4-7 p.m., and Monday, May 12, 2014 from 12 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Martha was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught adult and childrens sunday school classes for many years. She was also a member of the National Letter Carriers Women's Auxilliary and the PTA. She was raised in the Odd Fellows Home. She was a marvelous cook, loved to read, work crossword puzzles, work in the flower garden, and play piano. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of over 71 years, Robert B. Johnson of Clarksville, TN; son, R. Wayne (Ann) Johnson of Marceline, MO; daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" (Bobby) Mills of Clarksville, TN; sister, Sally Richardson of Clarksville, TN; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Mills, Robbie Mills, Bailey Alley, Scotty Alley, Sean Hill, Rick Mittler, and David Davis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antioch United Methodist Church, c/o Bobby Mills, 451 Fentress Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040; or the Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501, Clarksville, TN 37040.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle from May 10 to May 12, 2014