Moultrie Observer


January 4, 2006

Obituaries for Jan 5

R.S. “Rag Man” Johnson

MOULTRIE — R.S. “Rag Man” Johnson, 82, of Moultrie died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John. W. Greene Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Memorial Garden.

Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Lowndes County, Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Willie Johnson Sr. and the late Lear Burgman. He was retired after 39 years of service at Swift and Co. and was a member of Bethlehem Schley Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a loving wife, Lizzie Johnson.

Survivors include five daughters, Martha White, Betty Woodhouse and Elizabeth Johnson, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mary Johnson and Katrina Richardson, both of Moultrie; two brothers, J.B. Johnson and Willie Johnson III, both of Norman Park; three sisters, Lillie Mae Irvin and Orlena Randell, both of Moultrie, and Lucille Fortson of Montgomery, Ala.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home.

Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie Medley Hagan

THOMASVILLE — Johnnie Medley Hagan, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Dawson Street United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ramon Hernandez, John Bagwell, Carl Howard, Virgil Lee and John Rainey will all have a part in the service.

She was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Thomas County, a daughter of the late Clark M. Medley and the late Lathie Fallin Medley. She grew up in Thomas County, graduated from Pavo High School in 1946 and went on to business college in Atlanta. On June 30, 1950, she was married to D.E. (Pete) Hagan of Thomasville, who survives. She was a member of Dawson Street United Methodist Church, the Joy Circle, U.M.W. and a member of the Suzannah/Wesley Seekers Sunday School Class.

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