Rev. Billy Albert “Bill” Johnson, age 84 of Mineral Bluff, GA passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home.
He was born Thursday, December 5, 1929 to the late Arnold J. and Allie Pruitt Johnson. Rev. Johnson was a member and served as pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and several churches in the Tri-State area. He retired from Tennessee Chemical Company as a supply purchaser. Rev. Johnson was preceded in death by parents and grandson, Jeremy Donald Garren.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Boling Johnson of the home; sons, Scott Johnson of Canton, GA, Steve Johnson (Tonya) of Elverta, CA and Chris Johnson (Dena) of Mineral Bluff, GA; daughter, Cindy Garren (Jerry) of Morganton, GA; sisters, Kathleen Cole of Conway, AK and Helen Mull of McCaysville, GA; six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dan Wilkins, Rev. Paul Adams and Rev. Kenneth Mann officiating. Music will be by Suzie Roberson and girls, Pleasant Hill Youth Choir, David and Lucretia Falls and the A.C. Caylor Family. Interment will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery with a White Dove release. Pallbearers will be David Falls, Earl Dehart, Steve Adams, William Mashburn, Oscar Henry and Butch Shook. Honorary pallbearers will be Windell Davis, Sir John Davis, Junior Kyle, Ed Howard, Randall Davis and Baptist Ministers of the Tri-State area. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 12, 2014 after 4:00 p.m. Flowers are accepted but anyone wishing may make donations to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O David Falls, P.O. 297, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.