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Johnnie B. Maggard dies at 96

JOHNNIE B. MAGGARD

JOHNNIE B. MAGGARD

Johnnie B. Maggard, 96, died January 9 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Maggard; a son, Billy Maggard; a daughter, Betty Maggard; and two grandsons, Kenneth Banks and Bennett Banks Jr., along with his parents James and Dinah Maggard.

Surviving are five daughters, Shirley Maggard of Neon, Joyce Cornett and husband Lester of Eolia, Jewell McFall and husband Hank of Cowan, Bonnie King and husband Sandy of Eolia, and Darlene Rose and companion Barry Mc- Connelle of North Carolina; a son Johnny Maggard Jr. and wife Delona of Eolia; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great -great -grandchildren; a special grandson, Keith Maggard, his “sidekick”; a special niece, Sara Mae Maggard; a special friend, James Thornsberry; and a sister, Opal Mae Patterson of Castlewood, Va.

Funeral services were held January 11at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maggard/Gibson Cemetery at Eolia.

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