Essie Gwendolyn “Gwen” Johnson: Obituary


Essie Gwendolyn “Gwen” Johnson, age 76 of Morganton, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at home. She was born June 18, 1943 in Morganton, Ga. to the late Clories Hughes and the late Ester M. Hughes. She was a dedicated member of Hemptown Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Linda, Clidasue, Anita, and Charlene. Gwen was a life long resident of Fannin county and loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include husband, Buford Johnson, daughter, Cora (Michael) Dilbeck, daughter, Terri Bentley, son, Greg Stamey, son, David Stamey. As well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday January 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. David Whitner officiating at Hemptown Baptist Church. Interment will follow in The Hemptown Church Cemtery.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at The Henry Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Ga.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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