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Alta Larue Abercrombie Johnson

February 18, 1916 — March 12, 2008

JOHNSON, La Rue Abercrombie, 92, passed away March 12, 2008 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Born February 18, 1916, the only child of Harry and Alta Abercrombie, LaRue grew up in Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming where she served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was elected Sweetheart of Sigma Chi fraternity. It was during this time she met her future husband, Charles W. Johnson of Maryville who was president of Sigma Chi. Following their marriage in Billings, Montana in 1941, LaRue moved to Maryville where she lived for 67 years. LaRue was active in many civic organizations including Chilhowee Club and Junior Service League where she served as president. She was also a past board chairman of the Blount County Children’s Home and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Maryville. In 1966 LaRue helped to organize the Epilson Lambda chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She was an inventor, patent holder, and an avid bridge player. Preceded in death by her parents and husband of 58 years, Charles W. Johnson. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Walker and Denise M. Johnson of Rockford and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Chapel of McCammon-Ammons -Click Funeral Home, Maryville. Internment will follow at Clark’s Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Friday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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Friday, March 14, 2008

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220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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