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Hall E. Johnson, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)

He was a retired businessman, owning Johnson Candy Company for several years. He was a member of Columbia Church of Christ, where he served as Elder and Song Leader for years. He was proud to a Kentucky Colonel. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, the son of the late Melvin and Bessie Coop Johnson, and the widower of Eva Willis Johnson, his wife of over 62 years..He was the patriarch of a large, prominent and highly respected family, leaving 34 direct living descendants. He will be laid to rest in Adair County, KY.
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Hall E. Johnson, 87, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 5pmCT, at his residence.

The funeral service for Hall E. Johnson will be Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Columbia Church of Christ, 501 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY, with Dean Roach officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville, KY. Visitation after 4pmCT, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and after 7amCT, Wednesday at Columbia Church of Christ.


Casket Bearers: David Hall Eubank, Ron Stone, Eric Eubank, John Stewart, Matthew Hall Stewart, Andrew Stewart, and James Allen Eubank.

Honorary: Grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Hall E. Johnson, 87, Adair County, KY (1929-2016)


He was born March 26, 1929, in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Melvin and Bessie Coop Johnson. He died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the age of 87 years, two months, and three days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Willis Johnson on September 25, 2010; one brother, Russell Johnson and two great-grandchildren.

He was a retired businessman, owning Johnson Candy Company for several years. He was a member of Columbia Church of Christ, where he served as Elder and Song Leader for years. He was proud to a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include:
  • Four daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and Ronnie Stone, Peggy and Mike Ellis, Becky and Chuck Rogers, and Paula and David Eubank, all of Columbia, KY.

  • One brother: Malcolm Johnson of Burkesville, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Nineteen great-grandchildren

  • A host of other relatives and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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