Sikeston Standard-Democrat, 04/27/03 --
PAUL JOHNSON --
FARMINGTON - Paul Embro Johnson, 67, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:17 p.m. April 24, 2003, at his home.
Born Feb. 5, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late Rosalee Johnson Smith, he was a retired handyman and of the Baptist belief. He lived in East Prairie before moving to Farmington [St. Francois County, MO] 10 years ago.
His wife, Jessie Marie Armstrong Johnson, preceded him in death on April 18, 2003.
Also one sister, Earlene Smith, preceded him in death. Survivors include: five sons, Bill Johnson and Stanley Johnson of East Prairie, Marling Johnson of Belgrade, Randy Johnson of Bonne Terre and Merle Johnson of Cape Girardeau; five daughters, Paula Miller of Cape Girardeau, Rosalee Miller and Luann Pohl of Doe Run, Tina Johnson and Christine Johnson of Trion, Ga.; one brother, Franklin Coke of Anniston; one sister, Myrtle Smith of East Prairie; and 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with the Rev. Buddy Hannah, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.