Hershel M. Johnson
Funeral Date: 6/23/2009

Obituary:
Hershel Mardrel Johnson age 90, of Warren Arkansas died Friday, June 19, 2009 at Bradley County Medical Center. He was born October 15, 1918 in Sumpter, Arkansas a son of the late Elgan Johnson and Drusie Savage Johnson. He was retired from Potlatch with 36 years of service, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, a WWII United States Navy veteran and the widower of Dorothy Jean Johnson whom he married February 6, 1948 and she died November 14, 2005. Also preceding him in death is a daughter Pam Johnson Hankins, 2 brothers, Haggard Johnson and Elvis Tracy Johnson. Sisters, Ginger Culpepper, Marcelle Wood and a grandson Jeremy Lively. Surviving is a son, Danny Johnson and spouse Dana, Rogers, Arkansas, 2 daughters, Vickie Lively, Compton, New Hampshire and Paula Tooke and spouse Jimmy, Monticello, Arkansas. 1 brother Levin Johnson, Monticello, Arkansas. 2 sisters, Lavelle Lavigne, Warren Arkansas and JoAnn Stuart, Jacksonville Arkansas. 8 grandchildren Shannon Burckart, Elizabeth Lee, Todd Johnson, Jeff Lively, Melissa Lively Brooks, Taylor Lively, Brian Tooke and Josh Tooke. 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00AM, Tuesday, June 23rd at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. David Wood officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery with flag presentation by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Randall Herring, Jackie West, Charles OíNeil, Ronnie Lanier, Chad Young and Hugh Allen Quimby. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Brian Tooke and Josh Tooke.

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Name: Becky Cheney
Message: We are so sorry to hear of Hershel's passing. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. Take care of each other. We'll be thinking of you all. Love, Becky Morgan Cheney & Reba Bryant Morgan

Name: Ricky Green
Message: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Hershel's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: WHS Class of 1972
Message: Vickie, we are sorry for your loss and hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr, and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Hershel will be missed greatly!

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: With my deepest sympathy.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: Lavelle so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Jeff Lively
Message: Love You Papaw!!

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Linda McClain Montgomery
Message: I'm so sorry about your dad. Remember we will see them in heaven soon. My mom died 7 months ago. I understand what you are going through and will pray for you and your family.

Name: Shannon Burckart
Message: Uncle Danny and Family, You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Name: Taylor Lively
Message: I love you Pepaw.. and I wish I could make it Tuesday, but I will cherish all of my memories I have with you and put to use everything you taught me about life. Thank you and I will miss you greatly.

Name: Elizabeth Lee
Message: Mamaw and Papaw are together again.

Name: ANGELA MARSHALL
Message: THE JOHNSON FAMILY, I WORKED WITH MS. JEAN AT BAKER'S AND I JUST FOUND OUT THAT MR. HERSCHEL PASSED AWAY AND THE FUNERAL WAS TODAY. I AM SO SORRY , I DIDN'T KNOW. HE AND MS. JEAN WERE WONDERFUL, I MISS HER SO MUCH WE HAD OUR SPECIAL TIMES ON SAT. AT THE JEWELRY STORE ALONE, WE SHARED STORIES AND I KNEW YOU ALL BY THE PICTURES SHE SHARED, EVERY WEEK. MR HERSCHEL WAS ALWAYS THERE TO PICK HER UP AT THE CURB AFTER WORK. HE WILL BE MISSED AS WELL. PLEASE TAKE CARE, AND AGAIN I JUST FOUND OUT, SORRY I DIDN'T ATTEND. BE BLESSED, ANGELA MARSHALL

Name: vicki Fields-Silver
Message: dear Paula: sorry I haven't contacted you in all of these years but I did get a letter from you many years ago and lost the address before I could respond. I am so sorry that you lost both parents. My mother Madie is 90 and still kicking. She has a very sharp mind and is doing very well. I am doing very well now and am in LA writing and publishing songs now. Would love to hear from you. I really do have great memories regarding you. You were so smart and sweet. Sorry about my wild-ass behavior but I had a lot of problems from a very abusive home life -- after my father died whenever I was 9. It really took me YEARS to recover. I hope you and Jimmie and your boys are happy and doing well. love always vicki fields silver phone 818 505 3965 North Hollywood, Ca 91607