Carolyn Turnage Johnson

December 10, 1937August 20, 2020

Archdale- Edna Carroll “Carolyn” Turnage Johnson, 82, of Archdale, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Graybriar Nursing Home, after several years of declining health.

Carolyn, as she was known by, was born December 10, 1937 in Erwin, NC to James Turnage and Roena Bradshaw Turnage. Carolyn loved the Lord, her family and anyone she came in contact with and helped so many people in her life. Her legacy lives on in those she left behind.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Prentice "PJ" Johnson; son, Randy Johnson of Sanford; daughter, Rosa Hunt and husband David Hunt of Trinity; Granddaughters, Amanda Martisen of Sanford and Jennifer Hohn of Trinity; sister, Joanne Bennett of Denton; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry Turnage of Scottsdale, AZ and George Turnage of Hamptonville, NC; and daughter-in-law Terry Johnson of Sanford.

Carolyn had a flair for the arts and crafts and operated several businesses over the years, creating beautiful home décor like plaster castings, 3-D paper sculpture, ceramics and other forms of expression like coloring and painting, and loved reading books. Carolyn was a published author, having published a four volume history entitled, "My Savior, My Family, My Friends and Myself".

Carolyn was also involved in the Girl Scouts being a troop leader and High Point district leader for several years. The past ten years, Carolyn enjoyed making bracelets and sending them to orphanages, children’s hospitals and nursing homes in many states and several foreign countries.

A funeral service for Carolyn will be held at 12:30 pm, on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services Archdale, 120 Trindale Road, Archdale NC, with Pastor John Devine III officiating. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm, prior to the funeral service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Johnson family. Advantage Archdale is honored to serve the Johnson family.


  • James Turnage, Father (deceased)
  • Roena Bradshaw Turnage, Mother (deceased)
  • Prentice "PJ" Johnson, Husband
  • Randy Johnson, Son
  • Rosa Hunt and husband David Hunt, Daughter
  • Joanne Bennett, Sister
  • Larry Turnage, Brother (deceased)
  • Georgr Turnage, Brother (deceased)
  • Terry Johnson, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Amanda Martisen, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Hohn, Granddaughter
  • Carolyn is also survived by four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Interment

    Sunday, August 23, 2020


Carolyn Turnage Johnson

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John and Linda Overby

August 24, 2020

We remember Carolyn with love and are thankful she was a part of our family. Although we all have aged and can't visit like we did in the past, we will never forget the times we have shared with Carolyn and Prentice! May God comfort y'all and keep you close in the days and weeks to come! We love you all and our sincere sympathy is extended to all! Love, Cousin Johnny Overby and wife Linda