James Franklin Johnson, age 96 of Lockesburg, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, October 5, 2012 in Fouke, Arkansas. He was born October 21, 1915 in White Cliffs community to the late Jessie Kelley and Nannie Elizabeth Hogue Johnson. He was retired from Lone Star Ammunition and was an Army veteran. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Brownstown Community Church. He loved his cows, naming each one of them. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, gardening and being on his farm. He also loved sharing his garden with the local community.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Leola Francis Ray Johnson.
His survivors include, five children, Shirley and husband Sonny Nutt of Fouke, Arkansas, James (Spud) and wife Fran Johnson of Ashdown, Arkansas, Kelsey and wife Diane Johnson of Del Rio, Texas, Frankie and wife Sharon Johnson of Horatio, Arkansas and Marcille and husband Bobby Dallas of Nashville.
Eight grandchildren, Billy Nutt and Missy Thompson, Lisa Crouse, Michael Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Jay Johnson, Kristy Nation and Mark King.
20 Great Grandchildren
5 Great-Great Grandchildren
and a host of other family and friends.
Services will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3 pm. at Brownstown Community Church with Bro. Sonny Nutt officiating. Interment will follow in Wright’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday night from 6 to 8 pm. Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s or to the American Cancer Society.