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Rites held for John Johnson

John Edward Johnson, 82, died April 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born in Pikeville to the late Rush and Katherine Mattingly Johnson, he was a brother of the late Bill Johnson, Daniel Johnson and Barbara Sue Robinson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served in the Korean War.

He had been married to Betty Jo Varner Johnson for several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Katherine Sexton of Millstone and Phyllis Looney of Whitesburg; a son, Bobby Joe Johnson of Haymond; and two sisters, Mary Alice Wallace of Dorton and Nancy Carol Akers of Pikeville.

Graveside services were held April 17 at Whitaker Cemetery at Seco.

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