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Margery Bell Johnson

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SALEM - Margery Bell Johnson, 86, of Salem, Ky., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, April 21, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.

Margery loved people and never met a stranger. She used to love to drive the back roads and look at the scenery, as well as go out to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken or Cracker Barrel.

Mrs. Johnson was also a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church. She loved her church and church family very much.

She is survived by two sons, Brad Hamilton of Salem, Ky., and Tony Slayton of Marion, Ky.; one brother, Charles Beard of Marion, Ky.; three grandchildren, Ty Slayton and his wife Nicole, Shawn Slayton, and Scott McKinney and his wife Hollie; and four great-grandchildren, Audrie, Cade, Devon, and Clint.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvan Johnson; one daughter, Teresa Slayton McKinney; one brother, Floyd Beard; and her parents, Isac Ray and Allie Mae Belt Beard.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Marty Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.

Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

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