November 7, 2013

Lowell Johnson

Lowell B. Johnson, 54 of Batesville, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Margaret Mary Hospital at Batesville. Lowell was born May 8, 1959 in Milan, the son of Carl and Bertha (Burkett) Johnson.

He was a self-employed contractor for L-M Painting, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, hunting, fishing, cooking family dinners but, most of all spending time with his family, and watching sporting events of his grandchildren.

Lowell is survived by fiancée, Donna Maples of Batesville; son, Matt (Justina) Johnson of Osgood; daughter, Kristy (David) Sams of Moores Hill, we love and miss you dad. Also surviving are brother, Dewayne Johnson of NC; and sisters JoElla Watson of CA, Sandy Davies of Milan, Karen Rhoades of TX, Joy Brumback of Versailles, Sharon Collins of CA, and Jannie Deaton Haase of Milan; seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews that loved him dearly, and several brother-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Mason Sams; brother, Don Johnson; and sisters, Barbara Minshell, Ann Watson and Jackie Lowery.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, at 12 noon at Hope Baptist Church, Dillsboro with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery at Elrod. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, Box 243, 47031. Go to to sign the online register book.

Ernest Goodpaster, Jr.

Ernest Goodpaster, Jr., 52, of St. Leon, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Services are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.