Johnnie L. Boatright

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1949
Died: Sat., Aug. 29, 2020


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 31, 2020
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Sep. 01, 2020
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Johnnie L. Boatright, age 71, of Tennille, GA, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, GA after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10 AM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.

Interment will follow in the Kite City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and others

Pallbearers are grandsons

Mrs. Boatright was born July 28, 1949 in Sandersville, Washington County, GA to the late John W. “Pete” and Oleta Meeks Fuller. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, retired from Rheem Manufacturing as a welder and was a member of the Kite United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Boatright was a resident of Tennille for the last 26 years, and had a love for her family and enjoyed keeping up with friends on Facebook, Dr. Phil, Ellen and taking care of her many rescues animals.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 50 years: Andy Boatright of Tennille, GA

Daughters: Stacie Coleman of Goodlettsville, TN and Amy Hartley (Jerry) of Tennille, GA

Son: William Boatright (Michele) of Vidalia, GA

Grandchildren: Holli Childs (Joshua), Kayla Coleman, William Boatright Jr. Tyler Boatright, Zade Boatright, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Emanuel County Humane Society, P.O. Box 443, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

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Tina Walker
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Tina, Caleb, & Alyssa

Doris Beck
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
So saddened to hear about Johnnie’s death. Condolences to the family.
From a fellow Rheem friend.

Mary Leta Hadden
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Prayers and condolences to you and your family. I’m very sorry I’m unable to attend but my love and thoughts are with you. Leta

James A Flanders and Gloria
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Andy, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. Uncle Allen andGloria

jackie J vallin
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
Sorry for your loss. although I hadn't seen Johnnie, in years she has always been in my heart. We had so much fun together as teenagers. I know you all will truly miss this Lady.

William Burke
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020

Strength & Solace was sent by Will and Sabrena Burke.

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Rose Maria Palmer Davis
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of Johnnie's passing. Johnnie and I were childhood friends who spent many hours together in Kite. We had tea parties, played dolls, went to church together and went on many adventures. The years separated us and even though I had not seen her for a very long time and still count her special friend and will love her always! I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying that our great Heavenly Father will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Rose Maria Palmer Davis

Elaine Copeland Thaxton
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
I am so sad to hear of Johnnie’s passing. I certainly cherish the memories of us growing up together in Kite. All the way from the 1st.grade to graduation. As I reflect back to these years, I smile and have to think if we had written a book it would be a best seller or made a movie it would win an Oscar.
Thanks Johnnie for being a part of my life.
To her beautiful family I pray for peace and comfort at the sad and difficult time.

Larry D Hudson
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about Johnnie and regret that I was unable to be with you all. My condolences to all.
Larry and Bridgett Hudson

Renae Jones
   Posted Sun September 13, 2020