Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Evans Johnson

10/24/1935 - 12/15/2017

Betty Evans Johnson, age 82 of Murphy, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.

Betty was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late Columbus Spirgen and Belzie Arzetta Calhoun Evans. She was an office worker at an insurance company and also had been a deputy registrar of deeds. Betty was a member of Mt. Liberty Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max; brothers, James and Wayne Evans; and sisters, Currie Mae Thompson and Willie E. Martin.

She is survived by her son, Gary Johnson of Macungie, PA; and two grandchildren, Stuart and Evan Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Hoyt Brown and Rev. Cecil Coleman will officiate. Music will be provided by the Hogsed Brothers. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Evan Johnson, Stuart Johnson, Tony Crisp, George Worley and Daniel Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Crisp, Frank Rose, Jr., Benny Nations, Wally Avette, Harry Ingram and Clyde Collins.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Murphy Rehab and Nursing, 3992 E. US Hwy 64 Alt. Murphy, NC 28906 or to the Old Fashioned Baptist Church, 732 Floyd Stalcup Road Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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