Ophelia M. Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Ophelia McKie Johnson, 79, entered into rest March 2, 2011 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Gospel of Deliverance, Inc. with Bishop Dr. Walter Kearse, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Old Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Gospel of Deliverance, Inc. where she served as Mother of the Church. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria J. Tanks, North Augusta, SC and Blanche (Bishop George T.) Roper, McCormick, SC; four sons, Rev. David (Catherine) Johnson, Arthur (Ethel) Johnson, North Augusta, SC, Elder Willie James (Damita) Johnson, Murrieta, CA and Robert (Barbara) Hammond, Hephzibah, GA; four sisters, Mattie B. (William) Griffin, Temple Hill, MD, Rev. Nannie L. (John) Blocker. Josephine (Yancy) Mance, Trenton, SC and Lola McKie, Burnettown, SC; a brother, Herman (Ruth) McKie, Aiken, SC; 24 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Gloria J. Tanks, 34 Johnson Circle. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. G. L. Brightharp(s)and(s)Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, SC (803) 279-0026. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-March 5, 2011

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