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Arolla McGaha Johnson

Published: 01/30/2014

Arolla McGaha Johnson, age 89, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at her home.

She was a member of Wilsonville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Johnson, son Denzil Johnson, granddaughter Susie Clevenger, great-granddaughter Julianna Clevenger, and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son Dennis (Nancy) Johnson of Newport; daughter Betty Jean (Tommy) Denton of Newport; daughter-in-law Tonnie Johnson of Newport; grandchildren David Denton of Dandridge; Randy Denton of Newport; Shanessa Johnson of Winston-Salem, NC; Carrie Johnson of Newport; Josh Johnson of Newport; and Alisha Johnson of Virginia; sister-in-law Mabel Johnson of Michigan; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including special nieces Beth and Jessie Price, Marilyn McGaha, and Linda Davidson; also other family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:007:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014, with funeral services following at 7:00 p.m. in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Shelton officiating.

Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pigeon Valley Baptist Church.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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