First Posted: 7/18/2009

DOBSONMrs. Loree Ollie Venable Johnson, 88, of Dobson, N.C. passed away at her daughters home in Dobson, with her loving family at her side. She was born Jan.15, 1921 in Surry County to the late Dosier and Bertha Venable. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin A. Johnson; four sisters Cassie Snow, Ira Blevins, Geneva Pilson, and Gertha Lou Hutchens and four brothers, Grover, Allen, Wilbur and Walter Venable; and two infant siblings: Ethel Frances and Elmer Dean Venable. Mrs. Johnson retired from Surry County Schools, where she taught for 39 years. She was a member of Surry County Retired School Personnel, and Northern Surry Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Johnson was a member of New Home Church of Christ and attended church faithfully at Dobson Church of Christ. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law Linda Hutchens (Albert) of Williamsburg, Va., Joyce Bunn (Sharrell) of Dobson, Hilda Hall (Gary, deceased) of Dobson, Marvine Myers (Mark), of Thomasville; nine Grandchildren; eight Great-grandchildren; three sisters Edna Phillips Leavie Lemons, Bertha Jewel Clifton and one brother Curtis Venable. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 20 at 12 p.m. at the Dobson Church of Christ conducted by Bob Parrish and Todd Byrd. Burial will follow in the New Home Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Dobson Church of Christ. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or to New Home Church of Christ C/O James Draughn, 4064 Simpson Mill Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson is serving the Johnson Family. Family members may be contacted at the home of Hilda Hall. Online condolences may be made at

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