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Mayford Harlan Johnson, 83

Mayford Harlan Johnson, age 83, of Indianapolis, IN., passed away Aug. 17, 2009. He was born Sept. 13, 1925 in Clay County, Tenn., to the late Sidney and Mary Johnson. Mayford served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mayford married Frankie Estelle Brown Feb. 2, 1948, and was employed with Pullman Corp./Trailmobile for 32 years.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Aug. 22, 2009 at Upton Funeral Home with James Stephens officiating. Interment Williams Cemetery. Mayford is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frankie Estelle Johnson Indianapolis (IN); grandson, Kevin Lackey of Greenwood (IN); great-grandson, Aaron Michael Lackey of Greenwood (IN); son-in-law, Jimmy Dale Lackey; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two children, Brenda Sue and Michael Fay Johnson, and siblings, James Medford Johnson, Willie D. Johnson and Nelda Scott.