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Rites held for George Johnson



George Estil Johnson 76, of Jenkins, died April 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born at Eolia, he was a son of the late Willard Edward and Bonnie Daily Johnson. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lorretta Elkins and Eva Mae; a brother, Henry Estil Blair; and two grandchildren, Brandon Johnson and Phillip Aaron Bare.

He worked in surface mining and raised both dogs and horses and rode and trained horses.

Sur vivors include a daughter, Deborah Nadeau, of Whiteville, N. C.; two sons, George Willard Johnson, of Virginia, and Robert Estil Johnson, of North Carolina; his partner, Viola Sawyer, of Whitesburg; four brothers, Eddie Johnson and James Estil Blair, both of Wilmington, N.C., Willard Johnson and David Johnson, both of Jenkins; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 12 in Jenkins.



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