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Clarence "Shorty" Horton Johnson, Sr.

April 17, 1936 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 85)


Clarence Horton “Shorty” Johnson, Sr., age 85, of Pittsboro, passed away peacefully Monday, November 15, 2021, at home with his family by his side.

Shorty was born in Chatham County on April 17, 1936, to the late Jodie Jackson Johnson and Allie Williams Johnson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Johnson, and Red Johnson, and one sister Sandy Joe Johnson.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mollie Ann Morris Johnson, two sons, Shorty Johnson, Jr. and wife Tammy of Siler City, Charles Johnson, Sr. of Sumter, SC, one sister, Crystal Faye Long of Pittsboro, sister-in-law, Janice Johnson of Pittsboro, and seven grandchildren, Shenoah Buford and husband Christian, Nyckolas Johnson, Charles (Jay) Johnson, Jr. Tyler Davis, Abbey Davis, Kendall Mitchell, and Jake Mitchell.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 1:00PM to 1:45PM at New Salem Church. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 with Pastor Steve Moore presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Shorty’s memory to New Salem Church 5030 Old Graham Road Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund 2430 Silk Hope Gum Spring Road Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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November 18, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Salem Baptist Church
5030 Old Graham Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

2:00 PM
New Salem Baptist Church
5030 Old Graham Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312


New Salem Church
5030 Old Graham Rd., Pittsboro NC 27312

Emmaus Baptist Church
2430 Silk Hope Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro NC 27312

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