From June 23, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 25, 2001


CLARKSDALE Jimmy Johns died Friday, June 22, 2001, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Johns lived most of his life in Clarksdale. He was a veteran of World War II. He operated Johns’ Sign Company in Clarksdale and Greenville before moving to Greenville.

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He is survived by two daughters, Mary Martha Johns Ellis of Vicksburg and Athena Johns Zouboukos of Jackson; three sons, Tiff Namar Johns and Jimmy Addio Johns, both of Jackson, and John Lesebe Johns of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Dell Johns Golladay of Memphis and Louise Johns Mitchum of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Clarksdale.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

Memorials may be made to St. Catherine’s Village, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison, MS 39110.