Benjamin Burtrom “B.B.” Johnson

85 year old Benjamin Burtrom “B.B.” Johnson of Woodbury died Wednesday of an extended illness at Stones River Hospital. Born in DeKalb County, Johnson was a member of the Mount Aarat Church of Christ and a veteran of the Army. He was a dairy farmer and owner of Johnson’s Grocery. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Cossey and Wayne Prater will officiate and burial will be in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Burley and Donie Bratcher Johnson; a daughter, Norma Johnson Gannon; a grandson, Mike Johnson; brothers, Aubrey, I.N., J.B., Vanus, Lanus, Eddie Royce, and Dellmar Johnson and his sister, Edith Farless. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Wilma Hale Johnson of Woodbury. Sons, Gary Johnson of Murfreesboro and Gerald Johnson of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Russell Gannon, Melanie Fann, Carol Davis, Denise Young, Walt, Paul, Jared, Alexandria, Cassandra, and Ben Johnson. Ten great grandchildren also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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