OBITUARY: Ellis ‘J.R.’ Johns


Funeral services for Ellis ‘J.R.’ Johns will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home, with Rev. Darryl Bailey officiating, interment in Etha Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Johns passed away Saturday, January 3 at his residence.

J.R. was born June 7, 1929 to Ellis and Maggie Lee Holloway Johns. He was retired from the Cullman County Road Department where he was an equipment operator. He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson; Daniel James Johns.

J.R. is survived by a loving wife of 67 years, Edna Bailey Johns, a son, Larry (Rebecca) Johns; a granddaughter, Misty (Shine) Woods; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Hudson, Lona Eloise Anders, and Lacy Woods; and a sister Pearline (James) Cagle.

Pallbearers will be Shine Woods, Kaleb Hudson, Billy Woods, Kenneth Burks, Stanley Bailey and Adam Crump.

Visitation will be Monday, January 5, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.