Obituaries for Sunday, October 9, 2005

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 10, 2005

Floyd C. Johnson

Services for Floyd C. Johnson, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Oct. 10 at Gum Grove Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11p.m. at the church.

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Mr. Johnson, 80, died October 7, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on July 29, 1925, toWilliam Henry Johnson and Evie Smith Johnson.

He was a retired civil service carpenter and was a Navy veteranduring World War II. He was a member of Gum Grove BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, RickeyJohnson; his brothers, Henry I. Johnson and Marion Johnson; and hissisters, Clara Smith and Palmae Ainsworth.

Survivors are his wife, Mamie Clinton Johnson, of Brookhaven;his daughters, Regina East and her husband, Andy, of Brookhaven,and Tina Johnson, of Brookhaven; his brother, Cephus Johnson, ofBrookhaven; his sister, Ella Hall, of Brookhaven; hisgrandchildren, Matt East, Blake East, Brandon Johnson, MistyMorrison, Stacy Brister and Clay Johnson; and hisgreat-grandchildren, Leslie Brister, Colton Brister, Macey East,and Katelynn Morrison.

Ruth G. Oxford

Services for Ruth G. Oxford of Brookhaven are 3 p.m. today, Oct.9, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Riverwood Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Oxford, 97, died Oct. 7, 2005, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born on Feb. 13, 1908, to the Rev. Harry Richardson and MaudLenora Richardson.

She was a retired medical secretary. She was a member ofMacedonia Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of theEastern Star in Seabrook, Texas.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnBuster Oxford, her daughter, Norma Jean Hickman; three sisters; anda brother.

Survivors are her Daughter, Esther Ruth Haynes and her husband,J. Preston, of Seabrook, Texas; her nine grandchildren; her 19great-grandchildren, and her 12 great-great-grandchildren.