Gary R. Johnson

Mr. Gary R. Johnson, 57, of Ellijay, formerly of Cobb County, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at his home on the Cartecay River after a lengthy struggle with a number of health issues.  

He is preceded in death by mother, Gilda Leigh Johnson (June 2014). 

He is survived by father, Joel R. Johnson; sister, Marsha Johnson, and her partner, Tessa Bowers, both of Waleska; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He had at one time been employed as a travel coordinator with the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, and from this experience, he later traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad.  He was a collector of antiques and shared this interest with his mother, leading to many happy days of searches and “finds” together. Among his other interests was the gift of being able to create and design interesting and beautiful displays of floral designs. He was a fun and interesting individual, and he will be greatly missed.  May he rest in peace.

A memorial service will be held at Oakhill Methodist Church in Ellijay, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, with the Rev. Victor Morgan officiating.  

The family will receive family and friends at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith, Hope & Charity Recycle Store Inc., 449 Industrial Boulevard # 120, Ellijay, GA 30540,

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006