First Posted: 1/28/2009
ARARAT Mr. Ira Frank Johnson, 81, of Ararat, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2009, at the Village Care of King. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Surry County to the late Joseph W. and Minnie White Johnson, was retired from Patterson Automotive and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters and sons in-law, Diane and Phillip Hart of Mount Airy and Gail and Ray Key of King; two grandchildren, Jacob Hart of Mount Airy and Justin Sams of King; and a special friend, Faye Honeycutt of Pinnacle. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded by two brothers, Claude Johnson and Clyde Johnson. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with services conducted by the Rev. Rayton Puckett and the Rev. Bill Watson with burial to follow in the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Graham Mosley, 1090 Brayford Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.