02/12/04 — F. MILAM JOHNSON

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RALEIGH -- Frankford Milam Johnson, Ph.D., 73, died Tuesday.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on St. Mary's Street. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Dr. Johnson was ordained in 1953 as a Baptist minister. He was the founding pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grifton, was a charter member and founding pastor of Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, and served many churches as pastor or interim. He received his doctorate in higher education and computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969. He was a professor at East Carolina University for 20 years, during which time he started the Academic Computer Center and was Director of the Computer Science Department. Dr. Johnson worked for DHR as Manager of Information Services with the Division of Health Services and later with the Community College System where he was Director of Computer Information Services. A volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, he received his Silver Beaver, Order of Arrow Vigil Honor and completed WoodBadge SE 68-22.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Pate Johnson of Raleigh; two sons, Frankford Milam Johnson of Chapel Hill and Francis Melvin Johnson of Raleigh; one daughter, Nathalie Elizabeth Pate Johnson Morse of Raleigh; and six grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Brown Wynne Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee Council, Raleigh; or the Dr. F. Milam Johnson Scholarship at E.C.U., Greenville, NC.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.MeM.com

Published in Obituaries on February 12, 2004 1:54 PM