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Obituary for Etta "Valez" Johnson

Etta "Valez" Johnson, 79 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born October 15, 1942 in Sparta, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late George and Lena Johnson.

Val was a prolific songwriter, having many number one hits recorded by major Southern Gospel groups. She loved to sing about her Lord, and she was in various Southern Gospel groups over the years that saw many people come to know Jesus as their Savior. She loved people and always had a smiling face anytime anyone saw her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene, son, Rickey, granddaughter, Amanda Johnson, 3 brothers, George, Dillard and James Johnson.

Survivors include:

Daughter- Christy Judd (Tim)

Grandson- Brandon Johnson

Granddaughters- Michelle Walker (Clint) and Kerrie Stone (Chris)

4 Great-Grandchildren- Ava Johnson, Madilyn Walker, Cameron Walker and Lena Young

4 Sisters- Elega Hobbs, Vonda Jones, June Springer and Sherry Johnson

Daughter-in-Law- Debbie Johnson

Special Niece and Caregiver- Lisa England

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Clint Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville community. The family will welcome friends on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers to serve- Jared McCullough, Josh England, Trenton Kelsey, Brandon Johnson, Chris Stone and Cameron Howard.

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