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Evie Lee "Evie Lee" Downs Johnson
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1894
Death: Mar. 16, 1938

Wife of William Thomas Johnson, Jr. 1884-1948; mother of Isabelle, Eleanor & George Johnson.


Evie Lee Johnson was the eldest daughter (b. August 6, 1894) in a family of six children born to George L. Downs and Hettie Beatrice Lipham. Evie Lee was named for her maternal grandmother, Sara Vida Lee, who died of "childbirth fever" when Evie Lee's mother was one week old. Evie Lee died suddenly of pneumonia at the age of 44 on March 16, 1938.


In 1916, Evie Lee married William T. Johnson, Jr. the oldest son of William Thomas Johnson and Susan Isabella Colquitt. He was born November 15, 1884 in Bowdon, GA and died of emphysema on February 11, 1948, at the Atlanta home of his daughter Isabelle Johnson Whatley, 1895 Boulevard Drive, S.E. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Luna Downs (1871 - 1940)
  Hettie Beatrice Lipham Downs (1875 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  William Thomas Johnson (1884 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Charlsie Isabelle Johnson Whatley (1917 - 2001)*
  Eleanor Johnson Eldredge (1921 - 2006)*
  George William Johnson (1926 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Evie Lee Downs Johnson (1894 - 1938)
  Edna Ruth Downs Wilson (1897 - 1940)*
  William Olin Downs (1899 - 1961)*
  Charles Emory Downs (1901 - 1972)*
  Mary Jeanice Downs Smith (1906 - 1990)*
  Mildred Helen Downs Steele (1912 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"The loveliest and the best has smiled and said 'Goodnight' and gone to rest."
 
Burial:
Bowdon City Cemetery
Bowdon
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
Plot: W. T. Johnson Family Plot
 
Created by: EleanorB
Record added: Nov 17, 2008
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Remembering a lovely lady, from your granddaughter.
- EleanorB
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013
In loving memory.
- EleanorB
 Added: Sep. 24, 2012
In loving memory from your granddaughter.
- EleanorB
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
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