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Memorial Tribute Set Wednesday For Claiborne Johnson, 65

DILLWYN, Jan. 27 – Claiborne Randolph Johnson, of Dillwyn, died Friday, January 23, 2004.

Born December 11, 1938, he is survived by his wife. Ruby; three children, Derdick, Rhonda and Kelly; four grandchildren, Darrick, Deionna, Jamal and Jayda; three children-in-law, Whitney, John and Mark; his mother, Dorothy L. Johnson; his sister, Rachel Pringle and a host of other relatives and friends.

A member of Fork Union Baptist Church of Buckingham, he was a family man and educator, serving as principal of Gold Hill Elementary for 25 years. He gave generously of his time to his church and his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, Inc.

A memorial tribute service will be held Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. with home going services to be held Thursday, January 29 at 2 p.m. Both services will be held at Fork Union Baptist Church, Buckingham.

Donations may be made to Claiborne R. Johnson Scholarship Fund, PO Box 139, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

Reid's Funeral Home of Dillwyn is in charge of arrangements.