The Newnan Times-Herald


Malinda H. Johnson

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 10, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Malinda H. Johnson, 74, of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday July 7, 2018, at Chelsey Park Healthcare in Dahlonega, surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 29, 1943 in Hightower, Alabama, to the late Gus and L.C. Hurst, she had been a resident of Dawson County for over 20 years having moved from Cumming. Malinda was a graduate of Bowdon High School and also attended Massey Business School.  

She worked alongside her husband in his business ventures and later became a homemaker to focus on her children. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother she enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  

In her later years she especially enjoyed her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Mimi”. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Johnson.

Surviving are her children, Joan and Eric Grabau of Gainesville; James Johnson and Gina Black of Dawsonville, and Beverly and Martin Wilson of Big Canoe; grandchildren, Tyler and Drew Grabau, Lauren, Nathan and Blake Wilson; sister, Mary Anne Cook of Bremen; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann Hurst of Bremen; aunt, Ora Walker of Bowdon; loving friend, Regina Barnes of Dahlonega; other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Jordan will officiate.  

Interment services will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Mrs. Johnson to your favorite charity.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.