Obituary - Davis B. Johnson - October 8, 1944
Submitted by Jan J. 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.
Davis B. Johnson, 83, a farmer living on the same farm where he was born just south of Portland, died Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock (October 8, 1944) following a short illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the First Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with the pastor, the Rev. J. F. Swiney, officiating assisted by the Rev. J. Burch Cooper, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Johnson had been in failing health for several years, but it was about two weeks ago that he became seriously ill. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. America Short Johnson; one son M. L. Johnson, who lives on an adjoining farm and four grandchildren.