Juanita G. Johnson

Published 12:24 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Juanita Garcia Johnson, 80, of Pinetree Lane, Columbus, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 in White Oak Manor Nursing Center, Tryon.

Born in Artesia, N.M., she was the daughter of the late Gorge and Martina Garcia Hernandez.  She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and moved to Polk County in 2005 coming from Inman, S.C. (Holly Springs community).

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church and was a member of the Forever Young Sunday School Class.

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Surviving are: a daughter, Sue Wilder of Greer, S.C.; four sisters, Essie Juarez, Florence Diaz, Cruz Alvarado and Hila Birsemo; and a brother, Bonifacio Hernandez all of Artesia, NM.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Ben, Sam and Anna Coley.

Private services will be held in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.