Help with obituary
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#1 Jan 22, 2008
I live in Ohio now, I used to live in Blacwater,Va area. I saw in the Kingsport paper an obit for Wayne Canner Johnson.
I do not have the paid version of the paper.
Could someone post the obit for me, as I am not sure if this was the person I knew when I lived there or not.
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.
#2 Jan 23, 2008
Wayne Canner Johnson
BLACKWATER, Va.— Wayne Canner Johnson, 64, passed away Saturday (Jan. 19, 2008) at his home.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1943 and resided most of his life in Blackwater, Va. He was of Baptist faith.
He loved to spend time with his friends and was always ready to help them. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Johnson; father, Andy Johnson; a twin brother, Wade; and three brothers, Cecil, Don and Bill Johnson.
Surviving are two sisters, Juanita Byrd of Columbus, Ohio, and Ida Mae Parker of Cincinnati, Ohio; five brothers, Charlie Johnson and Harold Johnson of Blackwater, Roy Lee Johnson of North Carolina, James Paul Johnson of Tennessee and Claude Johnson of Kansas.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Robinette Funeral Home in Blackwater, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Pennington officiating.
Committal services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Osborne Cemetery, Blackwater. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Thursd a y.
Robinette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
#3 Jan 23, 2008
Thank you so much, welcome.
It is the same person I knew.
I really appreciate your reply. It shows there are still good people in this world.
#4 Jan 24, 2008
you are very welcome
#5 Feb 23, 2011
Here's the problem, my husband's father has just died, and in writing the obituary, my sister-in-law wants to include as great-grandchildren, children from her daughter's marriage that belong to her daughter's husband. The daughter has not adopted the children, and the father doesn't have full custody, but the children are often at the father's home, both under the age of 10. The sister-in-law is upset that my husband does not want to include them in the total of great-grandchildren, making the total 4, instead of 6. The daughter was not even married, when my husband's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he had not recognized anyone for three years, the daughter has only been married for one year.....what should we do? Include or not include the children for the sake of saving the family from always remembering this "big deal" controversy. My husband is all about accuracy of the obituary, as he is involved with the genealogy of the family. Help me find a way to make everyone happy, can we express the 2 children a different way?
#6 Feb 23, 2011
Sorry for the loss...
Perhaps you could include them by stating 4 great-grandkis & 2 step-great-grandkids??? It's not so much about if the father knew the kids as family as it is if these kids & the brother & sister-in-law saw him as their family. Family is much more than blood.
Since: Sep 10
#7 Feb 23, 2011
The obit is not for the decedent, it's for the living. I'd ask your husband to buck up and accept her wishes. It must be important to her or she wouldn't have requested it. Not doing so might risk his relationship with her. I do see the point as obits are frequently used for gen-searches, but I'd bet his sister is more important. Heck, if the gen is that important, I'm sure he's got it loaded in his FTM file someplace. Tell him to take the high road. You might get taken advantage of occasionally, but you'll never regret your own actions or integrity.
#8 Feb 23, 2011
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