Almer “Mandy” Johnson

Published 4:50 am Wednesday, November 26, 2008

By Staff
ATMORE – Mr. Almer “Mandy” Johnson, 104, of Atmore died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008.
Mr. Johnson was a native of Uriah, born Aug. 5, 1904 on Blacksher Farm. He began his working life by hauling trees for pulp paper mills in Mobile and Cantonment, Fla. He later owned his own pulpwood business and worked until the age of 90 when he retired. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in the Freemanville Community of Atmore.
His wives, Lillie Snell Johnson and Lorrine Hixon Johnson; his parents, Robert and Rosie Johnson; daughters, Rose Johnson and Amanda Stallworth; sons, George Johnson and Michael Coleman and nine sisters and brothers, preceded him in death.
Those left to cherish his memories are his 10 daughters, Beulah (Eddie) Mallard of Fayetteville, N.C. Josie Rice of Los Angeles, Calif., Lillie English of Los Angeles, Calif., Veronica (Richard) Blackmon of Baltimore, Md., Glenda (the Rev. Donald Ray) Palmore of Baltimore, Md., Judy (the Rev. J.B.) Cheesebourgh of Baltimore, Md., Cordia Coleman-Lee of Atmore, Cavalivian (Levia) Hubert of Atmore, Marion (Donald) Johnson of Atmore and Jacqueline Johnson of Dayton, Ohio; six sons, Albert (Novella) Johnson of Atmore, Samuel Lee Stallworth of Los Angeles, Calif., Buddy McDonald of Pensacola, Fla., Curtis (Joyce) Coleman of Birmingham, Gregory Coleman of Atmore and Rodney (Rodrea) Johnson of Atmore; 33 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; special daughters-in-law, Vivian Coleman and Cindy Coleman and special nieces, Yvonne Grissett, Lillie Johnson and Lillie “Tot” Dixon.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Freemanville with the Rev. Donald Ray Palmore, the Rev. J.B. Cheesebourgh and the Rev. Robert Davis, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC. directing.

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