June 25, 2013
Martha Ellen Johnson, lovingly known to friends and family as Docky. Martha passed in peace on June 20, 2013, at the age of 93. The daughter of the late Robert and Julie Cobb, Martha was a lifelong resident and business owner in Middlesboro. As proprietor of Johnson’s Truck Stop in the late 1950’s, Docky took great pride in and was known at the time for her superior cooking abilities and pool shark status. Her stories were plentiful, peppered with sass, humor, and more often than not, wisdom to help guide.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Vibert Johnson, siblings, Hattie Belle Cobb, Allie Fair Cobb, Walter Cobb, William Cobb, Nancy Givens, Hobart Cobb, and Levi Cobb, and her daughter, Raydene England Miller.
Docky’s legacy lives on through her three granddaughter’s, Suzanne (Clyde) Porter of Prestonsburg, Ky., Loretta Clark of Loudon, Tenn., and Jennifer Cadle of Middlesboro, Ky., her six great grandchildren, Cayla Powers, Joshua Powers, and Seth Powers of Knoxville, Tenn., Levi Cadle, Greyson Landen, and Hattie Landen, of Middlesboro, Ky. Her treasured sister, Bonnie Elworth, of Clearwater, Florida, survives with strength and longevity.
Also surviving Martha are a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. Among those include honorary daughter Debbie Jones, her husband Mitchell, and special grandsons Matthew and Michael Jones.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ralph Tennyson presiding. Pallbearers will be Clyde Porter, Mark Cadle, Rod Landen, Joshua Powers, Seth Powers and Leevi Cadle. Burial will immediately follow the service. There will be no visitation.
Online condolences and guest book are available at www.creechfh.com
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangement.