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Harold Atwood Johnson

JOHNSON, HAROLD ATWOOD, Harold Atwood Johnson, age 92, died Sunday May 10, 2015 at Palm Gardens of Gainesville. Harold was very active in the Gainesville Community where he owned and operated the Johnson-Hayes Funeral Home, formally the DeWitt C. Jones Company. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and served on the University Alumni Board for ten years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, R.T. Shafer Lodge No. 350 F. & A.M., Gainesville York Rite Bodies, Ocala Scottish Rite Bodies, American Legion, Morocco Temple and Gainesville Shrine Club. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Cruthirds Johnson, his brother Theodore Johnson and sister Gladys J. Graham. Survivors include his longtime friend and caregiver, Theresa F. Lee of Old Town, FL., and sister-in-law Myra Beckman. Nieces are Nita Johnson Procell, Ocean City, MS., Sue Johnson Dimakis, Ocean City, MS., Haroldine Johnson Pearson, Newberry, SC. and nephews John Land Johnson (Lucy), Tryon, NC. and Morris Graham, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the MILAM FUNERAL HOME 311 South Main St. (Formerly Johnson-Hayes Funeral Home) Gainesville, FL. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL. 32601. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL. with Military Honors and Masonic Graveside Rites. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Masonic Home of Florida 3201 1st Street NE St. Petersburg, FL 33704.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!