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Johnny Hayden Lee
Birth: Jun. 30, 1933
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 2009
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

The following was written by Janet Lee Haeger:
Johnny was my favorite cousin growing up and his wife continues to be a favorite relation of mine.Both have always given unconditional love. In my adult years I would often visit them while on Spring Break. With them, I took trips to Clemson to visit my father's alma mater. We also visited Orangeburg, South Carolina where my father and Johnny spent their childhood. In Charleston, we took a boat trip around the harbor. At one point, Johnny and I stood up to salute our great-great grandfather, Samuel Rue Lee, who was buried on Sullivan's Island during the Civil War. We sang "Dixie" as we saluted. The island has since been carried out to sea in one of the many storms that have hit the region. My grandfather had a pecan tree and stated in his will that each child was to have a certain amount of pecans every year. However, my father had passed away and this never transpired. So, we would give each other gifts of pecans or peanuts. On one occasion, we were visiting Jimmy Carter's boyhood home in Plains, Georgia. Johnny picked up a pecan, handed it to me and stated: "Grandfather said that Jimmy would want you to have this!"
Johnny's wife and two children were the center of his universe. Although he had lost both parents at the tender age of five, it is amazing what Johnny accomplished in his lifetime. He and his wife were very interested in family history. I thank him for giving me much information regarding the history of my paternal relatives, namely the Lee and Walton families. When I was with Johnny, we always laughed and had a great time. I last saw Johnny in March of 2009. He told his wife, Cartha, shorty afterwards that he loved me and that he had always had a good time whenever I visited. To this day, I treasure those words. I somehow knew that, when I said goodbye to him at the airport that I would never see him again on this side of Heaven. I consider Johnny and his wife, Cartha, the heart and soul of the Lee family. They had the gift of making one feel truly loved
and at home in their company. I love you Dear Johnny!

Janet 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Stafford Lee (1903 - 1938)
  Ollie Mae Milhouse Lee (1910 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Cartha Eargle Lee (1934 - 2012)
 
 Sibling:
  Johnny Hayden Lee (1933 - 2009)
  Jacob Benjamin Lee (1933 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Wiregrasswalker
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
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