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OBITUARY – Johnson

Mrs. Jeanette Nichols Johnson, affectionately known as JJ, passed away at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida Saturday, June 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Chrystelle Nichols of Clarksville, Florida; a brother, Henry James Nichols and his wife, Linda of Clarksville; and a son-in-law, Joe Van Lierop of Blountstown, Florida. Jeanette is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Howard Johnson, Sr.; one daughter, Debbie Van Lierop; and one son, Howard Johnson, Jr., all of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Johann Van Lierop and his wife, Jennifer, of Jacksonville, Florida; Johanna Plummer and her husband, Jon, of Blountstown; and Lauren Pasqualone and her husband, Josh, of Tallahassee, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Ellisa and Jace Van Lierop, Gus Plummer, and Penelope Pasqualone; one brother, Ellis Nichols and his wife, Betty, of Clarksville; one sister, Joyce Mauldin and her husband, C. W., of Panama City; one sister-in-law, Hazel Owens, of Clarksville; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. She earned her B. S. Degree at Florida State University and her Master’s Degree at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was an educator in Calhoun County for thirty-seven and a half years and retired as Coordinator of Special Programs December 31, 1988. She was a former member of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville and has been an active member of First Baptist Church of Blountstown for more than forty-five years and has taught Sunday school and served in other capacities for many years. She was a former member of the Woman’s Club and of Delta Kappa Gama. She has been serving on the W. T. Neal Civic Center Board of Directors for a number of years and was serving at the time of her death. The family will receive friends at Adams Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, July 2. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Blountstown at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, with the Reverend Tom Stallworth officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Head Church Cemetery in Clarksville. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 850-674-5449. Online condolences may be made at

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