Ward I. "Johnny" Johnson COLUMBIA Ward I. "Johnny" Johnson, 91, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born April 1, 1922, in Lucknow, SC, he was a son of the late George W. and Clara Stokes Johnson. A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, Johnny worked for many years as a teacher in the Mt. Pleasant school system. Mr. Johnson is survived by his sister-in-law, Helen P. Johnson of Columbia; nieces, Miriam Johnson of Atlanta, and Clara Ann Mackenzie (Jeff) of Holland, MI; nephew, George Rocky Johnson of Berkeley Springs, WV; great-nieces, Bethany Johnson of Birmingham, AL, and Abbey Mackenzie of Holland MI; and great-nephew, Quinn Mackenzie of Holland, MI. In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his brother, George W. Johnson Jr. The graveside service for Mr. Johnson will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery, 354 Old Camden Road, Bishopville, SC, with The Rev. Cecil L. Stevens and Pastor Steven Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, c/o June Tisdale, PO Box 241, Bishopville, SC, 29010. Memories and condolences may be shared at: ShivesFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The State on July 27, 2013