Bennie C. Johnson
Funeral services for Bennie C. Johnson, 80, of Vinemont, formerly of Somerville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Shiloh Baptist Church, the Rev. Larry Duke officiating, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at his residence. He was born April 22, 1932, in Morgan County to Ruby Coleman Johnson and Willie Fern Kyle Johnson. He served in the U.S. Air Force from April 1951 to April 1955. He was self employed as a contractor.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Sharp Johnson; his stepson, Kenneth Ball; and two brothers, Thomas Eugene and Donald Coleman Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Ball Johnson of Vinemont; two daughters, Anna Johnson (Ed) Rink of Athens and Amy Johnson (Matt) Anderson of White House, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Wanda Ball (Wendall) Echols of Vinemont and Sonya Ball (Gary) Jenkins of Danville; a brother, Jimmie Harold Johnson of Somerville; two sisters, Mary Nell Day of Somerville and Peggy Hardage of Laceys Springs; a daughter-in-law, Dale Woodall Ball of Vinemont; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Omega Hospice of Cullman County.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Blake Millwood, Stephen Millwood, Tommy Johnson and Shane Parker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Day and Gary Day.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Bennie C. Johnson
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