Mr. Sammie John Johnson, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roe and Esther Johnson. He is survived by his: Wife of 68 years: Mrs. Lillian Doster Johnson, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-In-Law: Susan Johnson Chaffin and husband, Peter Chaffin, Sugar Hill, GA; Nephew/Son: Michael Murphy, Buford, GA; Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law: Marshall and Betty Doster, Brooks, GA, Dr. and Mrs. Durwood Williams, McDonough, GA, Col. Bobby and Anne Jackson, Marietta, GA; Sister-In-Law: Mrs. Jeannie Doster, Brooks, GA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Mr. Johnson was born August 25, 1918 in Gwinnett County, GA. He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in World War II. He retired from Bona Allen Leather Company in Buford, GA after 50 years of service. He and Lillian were foster parents. He was a long time member of West Buford Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Southerland, Dr. Coy Hinton and Dr. Durwood Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Buford Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o David Banks, 5321 Peach Blossom Trail, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 in memory of John Johnson. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com