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Paul Johnson, 84, Lawrence

Paul Johnson, 84, Lawrence, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 7, 2014 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.  He was a former resident of Greenwood.

Paul was born in Hyden, Ky., March 25, 1929 to the late James and Lizzie (Jones) Johnson. He married Bertha Osborne in Leslie County, Ky., Jan. 28, 1950; she survives after 64 loving years.

Paul retired in 1974 from Stokely-Van Camp in Indianapolis after 20 years of service. He also worked for White Castle in the maintenance department during the 1960s and '70s. Prior to that, he worked in the coal mines in Kentucky before moving to Indiana.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Bonnie Wilhite, Mary (James) Parish and Brenda Johnson, all of Lawrence. Paul will be remembered his siblings, Eleanor (Forester) Walters of Ohio and Carl (Martha) Johnson of Morgantown; grandchildren, Catina (Jared) Schneider of Zionsville, Christoffer Parish of Broad Ripple, Corrie Parish and Brittany Wilhite, both of Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Holden, Abigial, Jayden, Adalynn and Kendall.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Sue Johnson; siblings, Pearle and Edith Johnson; and a son-in-law, Kenny Wilhite.  

Paul attended Church of the Bible in Franklin and enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid fan of wrestling.

The Rev. Richard McKnight will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from noon until service time Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. 

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Johnson family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane