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Obituaries – June 26, 2024

PEGGY JOHNSON

Peggy Johnson, 86 of Bristol, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024, at her home. Peggy was born in Geneva, Alabama, May 17, 1938, to the late Tank and Lois Early. She was raised in Samson, Alabama where she enjoyed spending time with her siblings and cousins. She was active in the marching band, cheerleading and singing while in high school. Peggy was a natural beauty winning many beauty pageant titles, including “Miss Summertime” at Troy State University while attending college. She married her perfect partner, Jerry Johnson, who served as football and basketball coach for many years in Liberty County. She supported him as well as the players on the team and treated them as her own. She enjoyed attending the many ballgames he coached as well as supporting her children in their sports activities. She fully embraced the discipline and the joy of sports. She also enjoyed playing bridge in a weekly game with her dear friends in Bristol. She loved children and operated a small daycare caring for many children from Liberty and Calhoun counites. She became known as “Ma Peg” to the many children in her care as well as her friends and had a natural gift of making people around her comfortable and welcome. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Bristol and worshiped and served God by sharing Christ, His word and her testimony with many others.

Peggy is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Johnson; her parents, Tank and Lois Early; her son, Jay Johnson, and her siblings, Jerry Early and Tinkie Johnson.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Gay Johnson and her son, Lucas, and daughters, Christy and Cydney, and Christy’s husband, Cassey. The youngest son, Jeff Johnson and his wife Nancy and daughter Shelbie. The sons of Jay Johnson, Kyle, Joel, Owen and their mother Cathy; her brother, Ellis Early, and her great grandchildren, Camden, Sienna, Chase, Callie, Elaina and Laikyn.

Services to honor Peggy’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. CDT Monday, June 24, 2024, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chis Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. A time of visitation will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m. CDT Monday, June 24, 2024, at Adams Funeral home.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com 850-674-5449


EORGE BAXTER HOWARD

George Baxter Howard, age 86 of Cantonment, Florida, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024. 

He was kind hearted, hardworking, and a friend to everyone he met. 

George, also known as Paw Paw to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born in Blountstown, Florida, on October 4, 1937 to Amos and Florence J. Howard. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, who raised him in Blountstown, and his mother, father, and six siblings. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jurene Howard; two daughters, Lori A. Banitt (John 

Banitt) and Lisa A. Foster (Gary Foster); his brother, Ronald Johnson; many nieces and nephews; six grandchildren, Shane Reeves, Abbie Ripple, Thomas Fisher, Deven Banitt, Delanie Foster, and Gavin Foster; and six precious great-grandchildren who he adored, Isla, Evelyn, Jonah, Caleb, Noelle, and Micah. 

George was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He worked for Gulf Coast Grading and Paving for many years until his retirement. He had a passion for race car racing, fishing, camping, riding motorcycles, and his beloved family. In retirement, he enjoyed building wagons, much like his grandfather, Joseph Davis. These were a labor of love, and on each wagon he built, he added the initials L.A.H. for his daughters, Lori Ann and Lisa Ann. 

The family of George B. Howard would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to the wonderful first floor staff at Life Care Center of Pensacola. They took outstanding care of George for the past two years, and we are eternally grateful. 

George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was dearly loved by his family, and he will be dearly missed. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 26 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment. Family visitation begins at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in memory of George B. Howard to the 

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement or the Alzheimer’s Association .

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