James E. Johnson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2008

BOYKINS—James Earl “Speck” Johnson, 64, died Aug. 31, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Edwards was born in Newsoms, a son of the late Ryland and Lila Mae Story Johnson.

He was retired from Narricott Industries after 20 years in maintenance.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Linda Summers Johnson; his son, Robert Lee Burton and wife Robin of Courtland; two sisters, Joyce Miles of Boykins and Diane Colon of Suffolk; one brother, Grady Johnson of Franklin; a special nephew, Dickie Allen Harrison and wife Carrie of Conway, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Joyce, Robbie, Jamie, and

Mandy Burton, Marie Vick, Leeann Heath

and husband, Patrick, Dustin, Cody, Kyrie, and James-Kevin Harrison, Joshua and Tony Leach; and one great-grandson, Daniel Heath.

The funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating.

Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Newsoms.

Condolences may be offered at www.wrightfuneralhome.org