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Notes for Carol June Johnson

At age 11 Carol June sang and played the piano on station WU, Cullman, every Saturday at morning and Sunday afternoon. She furnished the music for the program of Sam Johnson, radio evangelist of Guntersville. The news article stated that she had been singing and playing hymns almost since she was a baby. It stated that she was currently the pianist for the First Methodist Sunday school. No newspaper name or date attached to the clipping.

Another clipping, no newspaper name or date attached, showed a photo of 8 senior high students from Marshall County High School, who were to compete in The Birmingham News oratorical contest.

First married in the summer after her high school graduating from Marshall County High School 1953. She wore her white pique graduation dress for her marriage. She entered the University of Alabama in September of the same year to major in music. She received a degree in music education from Jacksonville State Teacher's College, giving her senior recital in organ.

From the September 1, 1968 bulletin of the First Methodist Church in Guntersville, Alabama: "Mrs. Carol June Peterson, Assistant Organist of our Church has earned the title, "Director of Music" in the First Methodist Church. This certifies that Carol June has met the standards of the General Board of Education for Directors of Music, in accordance with the Discipline of The Methodist Church."

While living in Huntsville she played for the Redstone Arsenal Chapel Sunday services.

She taught school in North Carolina, Los Angeles and Guntersville. She retired as a Title 1 teacher at East Clinton Elementary in Huntsville.

Her son Jim was a state trooper and a Guntersville city councilman at the time of her death. The state troopers, Guntersville City Police and Firemen, and the Marshall County Sheriff's Dept provided an honor guard for her funeral.


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