OBITUARY

James Raymond Johns

9 June, 193620 August, 2017
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James Raymond Johns, 81, of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Diddy Marie Cash Johns for 55 years.

Born in Amherst County, he was the son of the late Luther Dean Johns and Cammie Branham Johns. James served our country in the United States Marines. He worked in the apple orchards and also for John Stewart Walker Construction Company. James was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed going to dances with his wife. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelynn Marie Branham; brother, Grover Dean Johns; and two sisters, Lacy Hearl and Zelda Putt.

In addition to his wife, Marie, James is survived by his children, David Raymond Johns and wife Angela, Rosa Marie Martin and husband Dennis, Jennie Rebecca Coles and husband Troy, Charlotte Marie Johns and fiancée, Gene Branham, and Lacy Beverage; three grandchildren, Anthony Raymond “AJ” Johns, James Dylan Coles and Melinda Sears and husband Eddie; seven step grandchildren; three great grandchildren, Kelly Price, Jacob Sears, and Hailey Sears; seven step great grandchildren; brother, Roy Dillard Johns; and numerous other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 16.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family would like you to consider the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 23 August , 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 24 August , 2017

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Tracy Powell

26 August 2017

Sorry for yalls lost

Vickie Loya

25 August 2017

Ditty Marie Rose David Becky Charlotte I Want You All To Know I Am Thinking About Each And Everyone Of You I Know Uncle Jimmy Is Not Suffering Anymore But I Also Know Y'all Are Missing Him So Much And I Know That's Hard Just Wanted You All To Know I Am Thinking About You All And You All Are In My Thoughts And Prayers And If There Is Anything I Can Do Please Let Me Know I Love You All. Also Praying For Uncle Jimmy Grandchildren To I Know They Miss And Love Him A Lot To I Miss And Love Uncle Jimmy He Always Put Me In The Mind Of My Daddy I Know They Are Together With There Sisters And Grandma And Granddad And His Beautiful Granddaughter❤

Vesta Jackson

23 August 2017

Rosa and family my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. May God continue to be with each of you everyday and know God is to wise to make a mistake. Joy will come in the morning and your days will get brighter. All the memories of your time spent with him will help to carry you through. For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son and he loves us too.

Pat Childress

23 August 2017

Dear Rosa and family, so sorry for your loss. Rosa please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I think of you often. With deepest sympathy,

Percy & Patricia (Jeannie Martin) Johns

22 August 2017

Dear Johns Family and loved ones
We would like to express our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort at this difficult time. Take comfort in the good memories and knowing he well rest in peace. I can bet there is some coon hunting in heaven.

Pam Tolitol

22 August 2017

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers and love go out to Diddy Marie and the family. May God, family and memories bring you comfort at this time.

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