VANDUSER - Elve Hargett Johnson, 93, died Jan. 4, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born Jan. 6, 1910, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late James Andrew and Ada Ellis Hargett, she served as mayor for Vanduser in the 1960s, was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church and she and her husband were engaged in farming from 1928-1959. She had worked for Black's Shoe Store for four years and owned and operated the Johnson Sewing Center in Vanduser for nine years. From 1975-1985 she was head cook for the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
On March 3, 1928, in Blytheville, she married R.A.P. Johnson who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1980.
Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy P. Johnson of Benton and B.T. Johnson of Vanduser; one daughter, Ruth Bramlett of Vanduser; one brother, J.W. Hargett of Los Angeles, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three daughters, one stepson, four brothers, five sisters, two half brothers, two half sisters and two grandsons.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. R.L. Robinson of Jackson will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Tony Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Jimmy A. Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Darrin Johnson, Mike Partin and Kevin Bramlett.