|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1883|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1945|
Roanoke Rapids Herald, Thursday, July 26, 1945, Number 47,
Front page –upper right
CHARLES T. JOHNSON IS FOUND DEAD IN BED
Body Discovered By His Daughter At Noon Monday;
Charles Thomas Johnson, 62 years old, prominent Roanoke Rapids citizen for 45 years, was found dead in bed last Monday noon at his home, 818 Roanoke Avenue. The discovery of Mr. Johnson’s death was made by his daughter, Mrs. Paul Overton .
Johnson, native of Johnston County, near Smithfield, was owner and operator of Johnson’s Laundry here for a number of years until it was destroyed by fire several years ago. He also had large farming interests in this county. After the death of his wife in 1941, Mr. Johnson’s health failed rapidly and this year he was forced to give up active work and went to Florida for several months.
Returning home he was recently stricken with appendicitis for which an operation was performed. He had been released from the hospital and his condition was believed good. However, he suffered a heart attack sometime Sunday night, to which his death is attributed.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from the Rosemary Baptist Church. Rev. B. Marshall Whitehurst, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was in Roanoke Rapids cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Johnson are two sons, Charles L., and Raymond Johnson, and a daughter, Mrs. Paul Overton, all of this city; two brothers, Willis D. Johnson of Raleigh and James R. Johnson of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. C.D. Etrauther of Roanoke Rapids and Mrs. D.S. Gregg of Burlington; a half-sister, Mrs. J.M. Hodges of Dunn, and four grandchildren .
Active pallbearers were: C.C. Shell, William Tickel, V.C. Morgan, Hartold Bloom, Harvey Taylor, R. I. Starke, Julian Allsbrook, and Ed Knott.
Charles Lewis Johnson (1906 - 1971)*
Raymond Horace Johnson (1911 - 1947)*
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Margaret Gagliardi
Record added: Feb 20, 2013
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