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Marjory Growden Poundstone has passed

We are sad to report that our cousin Marjory Growden Poundstone has passed this obituary appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser on 16 June 2013.

POUNDSTONE, MARJORY GROWDEN, age 86, of Montgomery, AL passed away on June 15, 2013.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and loved the Lord.

She is preceded in death by Phillip Paterson Poundstone.
She is survived by four daughters:
Melissa Poundstone Wallace,
Nancy Poundstone Walden (Kenny),
Patti Poundstone Badham (Percy),
and Doris Poundstone Stein (Tom).


Rebecca Genevieve West will graduate from E. Coweta H.S.

Rebecca Genevieve West is looking forward to her graduation from East Coweta High School in Georgia on Saturday, 25 May 2013 at 9:00 a.m.. Rebecca is the daughter of Ronda Conley-West and great-granddaughter of Hugh and Genevieve Conley. In a letter sent to Uncle Wylie, Ronda says that Rebecca is the name-sake of her (Ronda’s) grandmother Genevieve Conley. She continues…


Elizabeth H. Ridolphi has passed.

This just in from Parley Philip Johnson, Jr. (2 Aug. 2011 @ 10:05 CDT)...

Elizabeth H. Ridolphi's memorial service will be Friday August 5 2011at Trinity Presbyterian Church 1728 South Hull Street Montgomery Al. 36104Church phone # is 334 262 3892

Her son, Duke Ridolphi posted this on his facebook page about an hour ago.

- Parley P. Jr.

Our deepest sympathy to the Ridolphi family. More information will be posted soon.


Jane Shivers Poundstone has passed.

Parley Phillip Johnson, Jr. sent word that one of the matriarchs of the extended Johnson family has passed away. Jane Shivers Poundstone, widow of Dave Johnson Poundstone, died on 4 July 2011. Dave was the son of Emmett Robert and May Johnson Poundstone and grandson of Dave (Great Uncle Dave, brother of Grandfather Seth Johnson) and Myrtle Stennett Johnson. Here is Jane’s obituary as posted by Southern Memorial Funeral Home:


Neva Miriam "Scrubbie" Scruggs Ennis has passed.

UPDATE 5/9/11: This message just in from Dottie Ennis. Please contact Dottie if you have any questions at dlucyb(at)gmail(dot)com

Scrubbie’s memorial service will be this Saturday May 14 at 1:30 pm at the 1st Baptist Church of Tampa. [The First Baptist Church of Tampa is located at 302 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33606.] I am reserving a block of rooms at the Best Western on South Dale Mabry in South Tampa.

UPDATE #2 5/9/11: Click on “Read more...” link below. Scrubbie’s obituary has been added.


Neva Miriam Scruggs Ennis, our dear “Cousin Scrubbie,” passed away on the evening of 7 May 2011 at her residence at the Fidelia Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC. Daughter-in-law Dorothy (“Dottie”) Bassett Ennis sent this message:

A sad note on this beautiful mothers day. Scrubbie died peacefully last night with nurses holding her hands. Gary and I were so blessed to have her with us for so long, and now at 103 1/2, she is spending mothers day with her mother. We will miss her, but we are also so happy that she is at rest.

We are on our way to NC to make arrangements for her, probably a small memorial service here in Tampa.love to you all,

Dottie and Gary

"Scrubbie" was born 14 August 1907, in Gainesville, Florida to Brick Pomeroy and Sarah Fay Carmichael Scruggs. Cousin Scrubbie's mother, Sarah Fay Carmichael, was born in Newnan, GA on 14 December 1882, to William Spencer and Manora Alzada Summers Carmichael. Sarah Fay had an older sister in the house when she was born. Her "big" sister was approximately one year old at the time. Her name was Neva Kate Carmichael - our own Grandmother Johnson who would be the future wife of Seth Johnson.

(Click “Read more...” link below to read obituary.)


Dallas Clayton Cox graduates from University of Georgia

We are happy to hear from cousin Richard Brown that his grandson Dallas Clayton Cox will graduate from the University of Georgia on 13 May 2011.  He will graduate Cum Laude from the School of Public and International Affairs.  

Dallas is the son of Patricia Lynn ("Patti") Brown Cox, grandson of Richard William and Shirley Ruth Bryan Brown, great-grandson of Fred Emerson ("Zeke") and Monora Katherine ("Nonnie") Conley Brown and  great-great-grandson of Judge Thomas Drayton and Manora Othello Carmichael Conley (Auntie and Uncle Judge). Othello is Neva Kate Carmichael (Mrs Seth) Johnson's sister.


Tere Trawick Thornton to wed Walker Percy Badham, IV

We are pleased to announce that Tere Trawick Thornton and Walker Percy Badham, IV, are engaged! They plan to marry at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL on 28 May 2011.

Walker is related to the Johnsons through his mother’s side of the family. He is the son of Percy Walker, III, and Marjory Paterson (“Patti”) Poundstone Badham, grandson of Phillip and Marjory Poundstone, great-grandson of Emmett and Nancy May Johnson Poundstone, 2x great-grandson of Dave (brother of Seth Johnson) and Myrtle Johnson, and 3x great-grandson of Philip Padddleford and Caroline Adelia Dixson Johnson.


Make plans to attend 2011 Conley Family Reunion

The Johnson Family Reunion (2 July 2011, Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church in Wetumpka - don’t miss it!) is not the only reunion to place on your calendar. The Conley Family Reunion is scheduled for Sunday, 29 May 2011, at Mike Conley’s place near Griffin, GA. Mike invites all Johnson Family members - the “extended family” - to attend!

Mike is a descendant of Judge Thomas Drayton and Manora Othello Carmichael Conley (Auntie Othello and Uncle Judge). Othello is Neva Kate Carmichael (Mrs Seth) Johnson's sister.

For more Conley Family Reunion information, contact Wylie Pierson Johnson (Uncle Wylie). Call him at 205-914-6969 or email wylie80(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Harley Grandin receives honors at UC Davis

Back in September 2010, we reported to you about cousin Harley Grandin’s academic career beginning at UC Davis. We’ve just received (4 March 2011) this latest from his father Michael Grandin. ... from the Chancellor’s office, “The University of California, Davis, honors Harley Grandin for outstanding first semester academic achievements and conveys the title ‘First Year Scholar’ in recognition and in encouragement of future accomplishments.”...
UPDATE 14 March 2011! Speculation about Harley’s bright future at UC Davis was correct. The honors for him just keep rolling in! Just in from his father Michael that he also made the Biological Sciences Deans List at UC Davis!


Max Lee Miller has passed.

We are sorry to report the passing of a cherished Johnson cousin, Max Lee Miller, aged 86, of Red Oak, Iowa on 22 February 2011. He dearly loved his family and, as written in his obituary, “Max cherished the times he spent with his Johnson cousins.” Max is a great grandson of Philip Paddleford Johnson and a grandson of Hazzard Larkin Johnson (Uncle Haddy). Our Uncle Wylie Pierson Johnson (Max’s first cousin, once removed) said, “I think Max was at all the Johnson Cousin Iowa Reunions that I have attended over the past 42 years.”

Below is the obituary as published on the website of the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. We send our deepest love and sympathy to Max’s family in Iowa.


Dr. Dan Johnson develops important instrument for psychological testing

Dr. Dan Johnson, assistant professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, has developed a new instrument that is “designed to help clinicians determine more objectively a patient's level of anxiety.” His Attention Control Capacity for Emotion (ACCE) task is scheduled for clinical testing next year at Manchester University in England. In a W&L news announcement published 6 October 2010, Johnson made the following statement about his new instrument:

“Psychologists are heavily reliant on self-reporting to diagnose a patient's level of anxiety. This is a big problem. Although self-reporting is important, patients can distort, exaggerate or minimize their condition. And there is no way to tell if they are doing this. The ACCE task can also be used to track the effectiveness of therapies."

The complete press release can be read here:


Harley Grandin begins freshman year at UC Davis

We received word recently that our cousin Harley B. Grandin began his freshman year on 23 September 2010 at the University of California Davis (near Sacramento, CA). Harley’s father Michael Grandin and his grandfather Dr. Frederick Orson "Fred" Johnson (Berkeley, CA) shared the news along with these photos. (Or click the photo at right to see more photos.)

In this photo Harley and dog Tybalt outside newly constructed Wall Dorm at UC Davis. Wall is Harley's freshman dorm for Fall, 2010. Harley's father Michael Grandin says, "It's [Wall Dorm] so brand new, they're still working on the landscaping.  Wall is one of the newest dorms in a group called Tercero on the west side of campus. Harley is in the honors program, as are most or all of his dorm mates.  He'll be taking four classes and plans to start training for triathlons.  Classes start Thursday [23 September 2010]." Tybalt had been in the family for about a month at the time of this photo. He is a gift from Harley to his dad.

Harley is a grandson of Dr. Frederick Orson "Fred" Johnson, great-grandson of Howard Alexander and Virginia McNaughton Johnson, 2x great-grandson of Frederick Orson “Fred” Johnson, and 3x great-grandson of Orson Thomas Johnson. Orson Thomas was a brother of Philip Paddelford Johnson. Read More...

Family news from Cindy Poundstone

We have news from the Poundstone side of the family from Cindy Poundstone. She is the daughter of Dave Johnson and Jane Shivers Poundstone, granddaughter of Emmett and May Johnson Poundstone and great-granddaughter of Dave and Myrtle Stennett Johnson. Dave was a brother of Seth Johnson, Sr.. Cindy sent a note to Parley Philip Johnson, Jr., to let the family know that her mother, Jane, recently celebrated her 93rd birthday! Jane is living at the Cara Vita Assisted Living in Montgomery. She has been ill recently, and Cindy comes over from Atlanta every other weekend to be with her mother and to give her some extra care.

Cindy would like to keep contact with the family and hopes to attend a Johnson Family Reunion. Parley has conversed with Cindy via Facebook and invites other family members who are on Facebook to “friend” Cindy, too! Or you can email Cindy at cpoundstone1(at)netzero(dot)com. Family members, send your love and get well wishes to Jane here:

Mrs. Jane Poundstone
CaraVita Village
4000 Fieldcrest Drive
Montgomery, AL 36111
Phone: (334) 284-0370

Cindy, we would love to see you at next year’s family reunion at the Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church in Wetumpka, AL on 2 July (everyone mark your calendars!) and your mother too if she feels up to it! Thanks so much for contacting Parley!

Iowa Family Reunion - the finale?

We are sad to report that the Johnson Family Reunion to be held on 13 June 2010 in Elliott, Iowa may be the last of it’s kind for our Iowa cousins. As always, they issue a kind invitation to all the Seth and Neva Kate Carmichael Johnson Family to attend. (Please click the “Read More...” link below to read the invitation.) This is an opportunity that may not come again. Family members, if you who are interested in attending, please send an email message to Jean at johnsonreunion(at)brooknet(dot)com. Road trip anyone? ... Read More...

Lore Chapman Poundstone Parks passes

On Tuesday, 6 April 2010, Lore Chapman Poundstone Parks passed away. The funeral service is at 11:30 a.m. at The First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A private graveside service for family will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Montgomery in lieu of flowers. Please see Cousin Lore’s obituary published in the Montgomery Advertiser on 7 April:


Cousin Lore was the daughter of Wylie and Lore Henderson Poundstone, granddaughter of Emmett and May Johnson Poundstone and great-granddaughter of Dave and Myrtle Stennett Johnson. Dave was a brother of Seth Johnson, Sr..

We send our sympathy and love to the family of Lore Parks. Please keep them in your prayers.


Harley Grandin wins rowing championship

It’s official... our cousin Harley Grandin is a rowing champion! On February 7, Harley won the 11th Annual Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championship in the Lightweight Men’s Division, 2000 meter event. The event was held at Canada College in Redwood, CA. With a time of 6:52.3, Harley also set a new personal record! Harley was in 4th place for most of the race, but he gave a hard finishing sprint to win the very tight race. Second place finished only .4m behind Harley, and the top 3 finished within .3 seconds of each other. ...


Jack Poundstone named Montgomery All-Metro Player of the Year

The accolades for young athletes in the Johnson family just keep coming! Jack Poundstone has been named the 2009 All-Metro Player of the Year by the Montgomery Advertiser in 1A-4A football. The 6-foot-1, 175 lb. senior led the Trinity High School Wildcats as starting quarterback for the past two years. This year the Wildcats finished the regular season undefeated and ranked No. 1 in their division. Jack passed for 3,026 yards and scored 28 TDs. He rushed for 623 yards and scored seven rushing TDs. His career total of 6,015 yards ranks Jack in the AHSAA’s top-10 players for total offense. He completed 251 of his 372 passes this season which is the third highest number of completions in a season in AHSAA history. He was named first-team All-State quarterback in the 3A division. See the many football milestones set by Jack Poundstone as compiled by Wesley Lyle in this Montgomery Advertiser article. It’s good reading that includes an interview with Jack on several topics. (Believe it or not, his favorite sport is baseball!) The photo of Jack here, taken by Julie Bennett, appeared in that article.

Jack Poundstone is the great-great-grandson of Dave Johnson who was brother of Seth Johnson. Jack is a fourth cousin to another great Johnson football player on whom we recently reported, Jake Albritton. These family relationships can be quite complicated, so Wylie Pierson Johnson (Uncle Wylie) shared the genealogical chart below to help clarify. Thank you, Uncle Wylie! These and other reports here on the Johnson Family website prove that there is definitely a strong athletic streak in those Johnson genes!

Congratulations, Jack!

Philip Paddleford Johnson
I                                   I
Seth Johnson      Siblings         Dave Johnson
I                                                    I
     Caroline J. Albritton   1st Cousins         May J. Poundstone
I                                                           I
Walter Albritton, Jr.       2nd Cousins         Wylie Poundstone
I                                                                         I
Steve Albritton                    3rd Cousins           Haygood Poundstone 
 I                                                                   I       
Jake Albritton              4th Cousins            Jack Poundstone