7&8 HOLDEN, W.Va. — Mary Orlena Collins Johnson, 86, of 7&8 Holden, departed this life to be with her Lord Jesus Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born July 1, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Lyla Vetta Bartoe Collins. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Rush Johnson; one daughter, Karen Sue Johnson McGuire; five sisters, Florence Mullins, Opal Perry, Susie Neece, Virgina Williams and Lahoma Crum, and one granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth Blair.
Mary leaves behind four daughters to cherish her memory with hearts longing to be with her: Lyla Ann (Blair) Adams, Mary Frances (Dillard) Smallwood, Martha Lynn (Chester) Bailey and Sharon Lee (David) Collins; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Light officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be her beloved grandsons: Rusty Blair, Keith Blair, Robert Blair, Steven Smallwood, Jason Smallwood, Tim Hover, Justin Hover, Matt McGuire and Josh Bailey.
Many thanks to our friends at Logan Regional Medical Center and special thanks to her granddaughter in law Angie Blair.
James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.