PAGELAND – Johnnie Chambers, 88, died April 8, 2009, at his home.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born May 27, 1920, in Anson County, Mr. Chambers was a son of the late David Daniel and Claria Allbrooks Chambers and was the widower of Eva Mae Chambers. He was employed at Johnson Mills in Monroe, N.C. for over 30 years. Mr. Chambers enjoyed farming, gardening helping others and rearing his family. He believed a man’s name should speak for himself.
Surviving are three sons, Eugene (Naomi) Chambers of Monroe, Joe Lee (Norma Jean) Chambers of Charlotte, N.C., and Mitchell (Mary) Chambers of Pageland; three daughters, Mildred Chambers of Monroe, Shirley Fairley of Pageland and Cindy Butler of Charlotte; four sisters, Ireene Chambers, Katherine Sowell and Janiez Blakeney of Pageland and Essie Mae Huntley of Philadelphia, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Edward Chambers; a daughter, Betty Tyson; three sisters, Carrie Choplin, Bertha Richardson and Lucy Graham; and two brothers, Bennie Chambers and James Chambers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland.