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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVIIJ HERALD - THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 Continued From Page 1A Medical Center in Atlanta. During almost 25 years of service at the VA, he rose through ranks to become Dietary Supervisor. His 46 years of combined federal service to nation was recognized when he retired. Johnson's service would extend to his three sons, as Michael, Stanley, and Julian would serve in the Army, Air Force, and Navy, respectably. Michael served as a commis- sioned officer and retired with the rank of Major in the U.S. Army. AFTER retiring, Johnson found other ways to serve his community. Inequality in city servic- annual conferences. He only wanted to expose es, for example, was a con- Former city councilmem- African American other boys cern for him and others like ber and church member to the joys of Scouting. George Jackson Sr., HaroldCharlie Frank Martin recalls "He taught those boys Smith, and others, that Johnson, "served in how to respect others and This resulted in the estab- almost every role possible, depend on each another," said lishment of the Community except pastor." Charlie Frank Martin. Men Club, a political advoca- Johnson was also an "He always encouraged cy organization, that pushed active member of the us to aim high.,.He never for improve city services for Masonic Lodge No. 103 in ended [a confrontation] in a all. Lagrange, where he achieved way that you felt belittled..." These efforts improved their highest honor of a 33rd explained Eddie Robinson, roadways, contributed to degree, former troop member. employment diversity in the Mike Johnson was also "He was a surrogate city, and helped charter the interested in youth. He father for many." West Side Voter League. served for many years a Boy In the meantime, Johnson Scout Troop Leader, along- WHEN reflecting on was a very active member of side his friend the late Mr. Johnson, Rev. BradeU Martin the United Methodist Men'sErnest Willoughby. said, "He was interested, con- Group at St. Mary United As a youngster, Johnson corned, and an inspiration ... Methodist Church, where proudly received the Boy people like him are hard to took on leadership roles and Scouts of America's highest replace in the community." often served as a delegate to rank, Eagle Scout. After retiring from fed- eral service in the 1990's, Johnson opened Elite Caf6, where he vmwed this enterprise, not so'much as money making venture, but as a community s,ervice. The caf6 pr( ided a pub- lic meeting sl ace tO, have a meal, visit with friends, and organize s0cia ents. Johnson,s concerns for the city would-later lead to him being elected Mayor, becoming the first African American to serve as Hogansville's Mayor. "He was a strong leader in the community, and we shared similar ideals and thoughts for the city", says Hogansville Mayor Jimmy Jackson. "He will be missed." Hogansville-Police Chief Moses Ector said Johnson's passing represented a"major loss to this community, to young people, and his fami- ly." Ector called Johnson "an inspiration and a role model for me." Johnson is survived by his loving wife of over 57 years, five children, nine grandchil- dren, three great grandchil- dren, and many other family and friends. The service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 23, at St. Mary United Methodist Church in Hogansville. Thrash and Son Funeral Home of Hogansville is entrusted with the final arrangements. Continued From Page 1A and dealing with lead-based paint can be funded through the program. Certain qualifications must be met in order to obtaining funding for the improvements. Amy Grantham, of the DASH program in LaGrange, has sched- uled two meetings in Hogansville to answer questions regarding the program and how to obtain fund- ing. The first meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 26, at the Hogansville Public Library. A second meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 3, at the Hogansville Senior Center. For Hogansville residents unable to attend one of the meet- ings, call Amy Grantham at 706- 298-0587 and leave a message including your name, address and telephone number. Or an email can be sent to agrantham@dashlagrange.org Monday Beef patty cooked with green peppers, onions, mushrooms, parslied potatoes, steamed carrots, whole wheat roll, mar- garine, pineapple, milk, coffee and tea. Tuesday Chicken noodle soup, tossed salad, four whole wheat crack- ers, Iowfat dressing, banana, milk, coffee and tea. 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