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Posted: August 5, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, “Thomas” started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the Springhill Community by offering jobs with his moving business. Thomas brought the Covington area together every Sunday with his baseball team, the Springhill Reds, by hosting baseball games and tournaments. He served faithfully on the Good Hope Baptist Church Deacon Board until his failing health. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Johnson, his parents Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie) Johnson, five brothers and three sisters.

Thomas is survived by one son, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth (Deborah) Johnson; five grandchildren, Ms. Keywander Floyd, Shellinda, Bridget, Mr. & Mrs. Jarvis (Patrice) Johnson and Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth (April) Usher; three great-grandchildren (Jasmine, Bailey and Bryce); one sister, Ms. Ruth Ivey; two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services for Thomas were held Wednesday, July 30 at noon at Good Hope Baptist Church with Eulogist Rev. E. J. Tomlinson assisted by others. Interment was held at Johnson Family Cemetery on Stewart Road in Covington, Georgia. Pallbearers were the Springhill Reds Baseball Team and Floral Attendants were his nieces.

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