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Allen Dent Johnson

July 4, 1951 — January 18, 2022

Allen Dent Johnson, age 70, of Harmony, N.C. passed away January 18, 2022 at Gordon Hospice House following a brief illness.

Born July 4, 1951 in Iredell County, North Carolina the son of the late James B. and Lottie C. Johnson. Also preceding him in death is a brother, Howard Johnson in 2014.

Allen graduated from North Iredell High School in 1969 and served 2 years in the United States Marine Corps before returning home to work on the family dairy farm. As a younger man, his hobbies included slow pitch softball, basketball, bowling, and fishing. Allen owned and operated Jafral Holsteins since 1995. Allen's true passion in life was registered Holsteins, where over a period of 50 years he bred and developed one of the best registered herds in the history of the Holstein breed.

He is survived by two sisters, Janet Huie of Hamptonville and Earleen Johnson of Salisbury; two brothers, Franklin Johnson (Kay) of Statesville and Russell Johnson (Martha) of Harmony; nieces, Cindy Huie, Laura Jayne Elliott, Mandy Horton (Kevin), Karen Johnson and Ellyn Paige Gaither (Scottie); nephews, Kevin Huie, Derek Johnson (Donna) and Ernie Johnson; great nephews, Dustin Huie, Dylan Kiser, Zachary Elliott, Sean Elliott, DJ Johnson Jake Horton and Jared Horton; great nieces, Hannah Johnson, Kenzie Johnson, Kayden Johnson and Megyn Gaither; great-great nephew, Karter Huie; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Nicholson Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 4:30 PM Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC with Rev. Jesse Stroud officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN38105-3678 or Baptist Children's Home of NC, 204 Idol Street, Thomasville, NC 27360.

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JAN 23. 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

Nicholson Funeral Home

135 Front Street

Statesville, NC 28677

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JAN 23. 4:30 PM (ET)

Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel

135 E. Front St.

Statesville, NC

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