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Alva C. JOHNSON, 80 died at his home on Lower Mt. Vernon Rd. yesterday at 
noon. He had been ill a year. He was a native of Mt. Vernon, Ill born 12 16 
1881. He farmed land in Illinois before moving to Evansville in 1946. 

He was a member of Forest Hills Pilgrim Holiness Church, and a custodian there 
for eight years before retiring three years ago. 

He and his wife, Ethel, observed their 58th wedding anniversary last March. 
Surviving besides his wife are daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Cox, Indianapolis, 
and Mrs. Luther Kent, Evansville; sons, W. Merlin, Neil and Carroll, all of 
Clearwater, Fla; sisters , Mrs. L. E. Tate, Paragould, Ark, and Miss Nelle 
Johnson, Montebello, Calif; and 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral will be a Forest Hills Church, Monday, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Alfred 
Case will officiate. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery., Evansville. 

The Evansville Press Evansville, Ind July 28, 1962 
Submitted by Virginia R. Black

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