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Originally published: 2013-01-15 13:36:27
Last modified: 2013-01-15 13:36:27

Evelyn Shook Johnson

Evelyn Shook Johnson, 54, of Park Road, Banner Elk, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Evelyn was born Jan. 29, 1958, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Roy Jeffrey Shook and Beulah Tester Shook. She was a librarian at the Watauga County Library, and a member and Sunday School Teacher at Watauga Baptist Church. Evelyn was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, Seth Johnson and Caleb Johnson, both of the Foscoe community; two sisters, Betty Norwood and husband, William "Buster," of the Foscoe community, and Mary Helen Brown of Morganton; one brother, David Shook and wife, Lucy, of the Foscoe community; and one brother-in-law, Johnny Townsend of the Foscoe community. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Adams and Ruth Townsend, and two brothers-in-law, Paul Brown and James Adams.

A celebration of Evelyn's life will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Watauga Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. R.D. Watson and Pastor Gordon Noble. Burial will follow in Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watauga Baptist Church. At other times, friends may call at the home of her brother, David and Lucy Shook, 314 Park Road, Banner Elk.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to family, in care of David Shook, 314 Park Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604.

Online condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.