Nancy W. Johnson

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, February 2, 2022

SALUDA — Nancy Williams Johnson, age 89, of Saluda, NC passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, in her home.
Nancy was born in Ruffin, SC on December 12, 1932.  She was the daughter of the late Jake Witsell and Flora Williams. At 15 years of age, Nancy earned the Walgreen National 4H Club Award. After graduating from Smoaks High School, she attended Columbia College and received a degree in Religious Education.  She worked at several churches and Columbia College as Alumni Secretary.  She was married to Bill Johnson for 8 years. After her husband’s death, Nancy moved to Saluda, NC because of her love for the mountains.  Saluda and the Blue Ridge Mountains became her family.  She will always be remembered for her hospitality and love for her friends and family as well as her community and church.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Bill Johnson, and a sister, Anna Beth Speth.  Surviving is her siblings, Jean Waters of Florence, SC, Jake Williams (Dorothy) of Mooresville, NC, and her much-loved nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at 2 o’clock, Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Saluda United Methodist Church in Saluda, NC with Reverend Robert Parsons officiating.  The family feels this is in the best interest of the community due to Covid. Please contact Saluda United Methodist Church or a family member if you would like to attend by way of Zoom. At a later date, Nancy will be laid to rest with her parents in Walterboro, SC.
The family would like to thank Nancy’s friends, Anita Summey and Jo Darlington for their love and support. Very special thanks to Nancy Jean Smith for her wonderful care and devotion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Saluda United Methodist Church, 132 Greenville St. Saluda, NC 28773, or Polk County Agricultural Extension Service, 79 Carmel Ln. Columbus, NC 28722.
An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Tryon, North Carolina

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