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Mr. Eldridge Johnson

SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Eldridge Johnson, 73 of Sparta, Ga., entered into rest July 8, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Margaret S. Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Knowles Chapel United Methodist Church in Hancock County with Rev. Charles Reese officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Mr. Johnson was born in Glascock County, grew up in Dearing, and lived in Sparta for the past 47 years. He was the son of the late Eulie Johnson and the late Lurene Newsome Johnson. Mr. Johnson served in the U. S. National Guard, the U. S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He was also a heavy equipment operator for Baldwin County for over 30 years.

Survivors include his wife: Margaret S. Johnson, Sparta, Ga.; son: Jimmy E. Johnson (Emma), Sparta, Ga.; sister: Elvie Reese, Warrenton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law: Seburn Johnson, Sparta, Ga.; sister-in-law: Carrie Jo Mashburn (Johnny), Sparta, Ga.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a son, Johnny E. Johnson.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, July 17, 2008

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