Obituary - America D. Johnson - February 10, 1960
Submitted by Jan Johnson Barnes
This newspaper obituary was found in a scrapbook belonging to Lela Smart Johnson. Lela ( born March 15, 1892, died April 15, 1989) was the wife of Martin Luther Johnson, son of Davis and Merica D. Short Johnson.
Funeral services for Mrs. America Drucella Johnson, 94, will be held Friday at 10:30 at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home, with Rev. Eugene Fleming, Rev. James Rowlett and Br. Maurice O'Neal officiating. Mrs. Johnson died about one o'clock Wednesday (Feb 10, 1960) at Highland Hospital after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Isaiah Martin and Jeanette White Short. Her late husband was Davis Johnson. She was a member of the Methodist church and one of the oldest citizens of Portland. She is survived by one son, Luther Johnson, Portland; four grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.