Martha Murkerson Johnson, 87 of 13307 Hwy 39, Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday evening, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home. Her funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home at 11 AM with Rev. James Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday evening Feb. 4, 2016 from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Todd Cliett, Bryon Cliett, Paul Howard, Jonathan Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Samuel Wilson and Eric Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson was born April 7, 1928 in Colquitt, Georgia to the late Oscar Allen Murkerson and Esther Hayes Murkerson. She was a seamstress for many years with the Brew-Schneider Corporation and she was a member of the White Plains Freewill Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded by her husband, James Bruce Johnson and all 7 of her siblings.
Her survivors include a son: Gary Johnson of Blakely, Ga., 4 daughters: Linda Skipper of Blakely, Nan Wilson and husband James of Columbus, Ga., Sandra Staley and her husband Dan of Greenville, SC, Beverly Jordan and her husband Joe of Ft. Benton, MT. There are also 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.