Wylie Pierson Johnson has passed.

Wylie Pierson Johnson, a truly great man and our dear Uncle Wylie, passed away peacefully this morning, 2 November 2013, at 6:51 a.m. at his home in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. He was the eleventh child and seventh son of Seth and Neva Kate Carmichael Johnson. He was born 28 March 1919 at Carol Villa in Montgomery, Alabama. He and Aunt Lurene “Dolly” Hall Johnson raised 3 children, Barbara Lurene Johnson Hill, Melanie Fay Johnson and Wylie Benjamin Johnson. His children, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews all greatly loved and respected him. Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with services at 11:00 a.m.. Following is Uncle Wylie’s obituary….


Elizabeth H. Ridolphi has passed.

This just in from Parley Philip Johnson, Jr. (2 Aug. 2011 @ 10:05 CDT)...

Elizabeth H. Ridolphi's memorial service will be Friday August 5 2011at Trinity Presbyterian Church 1728 South Hull Street Montgomery Al. 36104Church phone # is 334 262 3892

Her son, Duke Ridolphi posted this on his facebook page about an hour ago.

- Parley P. Jr.

Our deepest sympathy to the Ridolphi family. More information will be posted soon.


Jane Shivers Poundstone has passed.
Parley Phillip Johnson, Jr. sent word that one of the matriarchs of the extended Johnson family has passed away. Jane Shivers Poundstone, widow of Dave Johnson Poundstone, died on 4 July 2011. Dave was the son of Emmett Robert and May Johnson Poundstone and grandson of Dave (Great Uncle Dave, brother of Grandfather Seth Johnson) and Myrtle Stennett Johnson. Here is Jane’s obituary as posted by Southern Memorial Funeral Home:


Neva Miriam "Scrubbie" Scruggs Ennis has passed.

UPDATE 5/9/11: This message just in from Dottie Ennis. Please contact Dottie if you have any questions at dlucyb(at)gmail(dot)com

Scrubbie’s memorial service will be this Saturday May 14 at 1:30 pm at the 1st Baptist Church of Tampa. [The First Baptist Church of Tampa is located at 302 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33606.] I am reserving a block of rooms at the Best Western on South Dale Mabry in South Tampa.

UPDATE #2 5/9/11: Click on “Read more...” link below. Scrubbie’s obituary has been added.


Neva Miriam Scruggs Ennis, our dear “Cousin Scrubbie,” passed away on the evening of 7 May 2011 at her residence at the Fidelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC. Daughter-in-law Dorothy (“Dottie”) Bassett Ennis sent this message:

A sad note on this beautiful mothers day. Scrubbie died peacefully last night with nurses holding her hands. Gary and I were so blessed to have her with us for so long, and now at 103 1/2, she is spending mothers day with her mother. We will miss her, but we are also so happy that she is at rest.

We are on our way to NC to make arrangements for her, probably a small memorial service here in to you all,

Dottie and Gary

"Scrubbie" was born 14 August 1907, in Gainesville, Florida to Brick Pomeroy and Sarah Fay Carmichael Scruggs. Cousin Scrubbie's mother, Sarah Fay Carmichael, was born in Newnan, GA on 14 December 1882, to William Spencer and Manora Alzada Summers Carmichael. Sarah Fay had an older sister in the house when she was born. Her "big" sister was approximately one year old at the time. Her name was Neva Kate Carmichael - our own Grandmother Johnson who would be the future wife of Seth Johnson.

(Click “Read more...” link below to read obituary.)


Max Lee Miller has passed.

We are sorry to report the passing of a cherished Johnson cousin, Max Lee Miller, aged 86, of Red Oak, Iowa on 22 February 2011. He dearly loved his family and, as written in his obituary, “Max cherished the times he spent with his Johnson cousins.” Max is a great grandson of Philip Paddleford Johnson and a grandson of Hazzard Larkin Johnson (Uncle Haddy). Our Uncle Wylie Pierson Johnson (Max’s first cousin, once removed) said, “I think Max was at all the Johnson Cousin Iowa Reunions that I have attended over the past 42 years.”

Below is the obituary as published on the website of the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. We send our deepest love and sympathy to Max’s family in Iowa.


Lore Chapman Poundstone Parks passes

On Tuesday, 6 April 2010, Lore Chapman Poundstone Parks passed away. The funeral service is at 11:30 a.m. at The First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A private graveside service for family will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Montgomery in lieu of flowers. Please see Cousin Lore’s obituary published in the Montgomery Advertiser on 7 April:

Cousin Lore was the daughter of Wylie and Lore Henderson Poundstone, granddaughter of Emmett and May Johnson Poundstone and great-granddaughter of Dave and Myrtle Stennett Johnson. Dave was a brother of Seth Johnson, Sr..

We send our sympathy and love to the family of Lore Parks. Please keep them in your prayers.