Zilla Mae Johnson
Funeral Date: 4/1/2013

Zilla Mae Johnson, age 98, of Warren, AR. died Friday March 29, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center. Born August 5, 1914 in Banks, AR. a daughter of the late Andrew M. Hyman and Mattie Kyser Hyman she was a retired deputy tax collector for Jefferson County, AR., member First United Methodist Church and the widow of Paul Doak Johnson who died September 30, 1967. They were united in marriage May 12, 1934. Also, preceding her in death were brothers Andrew Hyman, Leslie Hyman, sisters Edith Matthews, Eva Jones, Hazel Thompson. Mrs. Johnson loved to play the harmonica, tell stories, squirrel hunt and fish. Survivors are 1 daughter Joye Splawn, Warren, AR. 1 brother Harold Dean Hyman, Camden, AR. 3 grandchildren Harvey Splawn and spouse Marilyn, Paula Splawn, Ben Splawn and spouse Delaina. 4 great-grandchildren Landon Splawn, Kaley Splawn, Benjamin Cagle, Brittany Wilson and spouse Logan. 2 great-great-grandchildren Cypress Cagle and Magnolia Cagle. Funeral services were 4:00 p.m. Monday April 1, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Hyman, Cliff Matthews, Randal Freeland, Harvey Splawn, Ben Splawn and Landon Splawn. Memorials preferred First United Methodist Church; 111 W. Church Street; Warren, AR. 71671.



Name: Margaret Edwardine Taunton
Message: My friend, I'm going to miss you reminding me of my cancer treatment appointments and other things. You was/are my very special friend and I love you so much. I'll see you again! RIP

Name: Renae Allen
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Name: James Wright
Message: My mind is filled with many childhood memories that are so special. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: jackie johnson
Message: Joye, thinking of you.

Name: David & Tina McClain
Message: So sorry for your loss. May God bless you help you through this hard & painful time.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Joye, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Bob & Nancy Kelly
Message: Joy and family, you are in our prayers today ,We enjoyed MS Billie so much as long as she was in pine bluff, we had such great times , She will be missed.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Joye, I am so sorry for your loss.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: Joye, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was blessed with a long life and a good family.

Name: Wally Hunt
Message: "Miz Billie" as we called her, was my mentor some 40-plus years ago as we were sheriff's radio dispatchers for Jefferson County. She was one of the sweetest, most caring ladies I've ever met. I have never forgotten her kindness, story-telling, and love for her family. "10-4, Miz Billie, you're 10-98 here and you can go 10-8 in Heaven..."

Name: David and Christine Meroney
Message: My steddad, Wayne Matthews loved Aunt Bill. I'm not sure what everyone else called her but that's what he did. His fondness for her was infectious and we all had a special place in our hearts for her. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you all! Miss Zilla Mae was a very unique woman who loved her family very, very much!

Name: Sean Hyman
Message: Such a great legacy she lived. God allowed her to live such a long time and she spent those years well, being a blessing to her family. I'll miss her harmonica playing. What a great lady.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley

Name: Norman & Sandra Word
Message: Joye & Family: So sorry about your Mom. She is now among our Father & strolling those golden streets, completely whole & pain free! God Bless you during this time.....and don't forget we love you!

Name: John and JeNelle Lipton
Message: Joy and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Name: Claire Campbell
Message: One of my favorite memories of Aunt Bill, revolved around my late husband, Wayne Matthews' birthday. Aunt Bill never failed to send a birthday card to Wayne his entire 67 years and he always looked forward to receiving it. She must have always thought of him as a little boy, because she always included two $1 bills. He said there was a time she only put a single bill in the card, but at some point, she increased it. She was so special to him (and he was to her). They are in heaven now making great music, he on guitar and she on harmonica. My love and condolences to all the family. It was a privilege to know and love Aunt Bill.