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Bessie Marie Johnson

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bessie Marie Johnson, 70, of Norborne, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at The Living Center in Marshall.

Funeral services will held be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairhaven Cemetery in Norborne. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bessie Marie Johnson memorial fund.

She was born Oct. 25, 1938, in Norborne, the daughter of Carl and Mary Myrtle (Dye) Swafford. She was a housewife and homemaker, having worked at FM Stamper in Carrollton, Carroll County Hospital in Carrollton and Price Candy Company in Richmond. She had lived all her life in Norborne and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Johnson of Marshall; one daughter, Janice Morrow of Marshall; one brother, Ola Swafford of Norborne; one sister, Ettie Ellen McCoy of Norborne; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her companion, Charles Basse Jr.; and three brothers, Orville, William "Billy" and Donald Swafford.