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Harold William "Hal" Johnson

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Harold William "Hal" Johnson, 92, of Sullivan, passed away Monday, May 23, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor, Sullivan.

Born April 2, 1913 in Roth N.D., he was the son of William and Dorothea Marie Beck Johnson.

He graduated from Litchfield Community High School and had attended the University of Illinois. He was with the Postal Transportation Service for 33 years and owned an accounting and tax service. He served as Sullivan County Historical Society historian for several years. He was a member of the Sullivan County Historical Society, a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees 1669, and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks 911.

Survivors include: three daughters, Doddie L. Stone of Sullivan, Donna Lee Dunham of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kristi Ann Ferguson of Cape Coral, Fla.; one son Harold W. "Buzzy" Johnson III of Shelburn; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Adeline Louise Van Vliet Johnson, his second wife Dorothy Olive Douthit Johnson, who passed away June 28, 2002, his parents, his stepfather, a brother and a sister.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Banks & Brust Funeral Home, 400 N. Court St., Sullivan, with Bishop Robert Joseph Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Johnson-Hopewell Cemetery, Graysville.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

There will be a gathering of friends after the services at the Turman Center, Graysville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sullivan County Historical Society Building Fund of the donor's choice.