Johnny Sheriff


Johnny Sheriff, 79, of Carnesville, passed away Tuesday morning, October 25, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia.

Born September 3, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Inez Higginbotham  Sheriff.  He was the brother of the late Paul Sheriff, Dwight Sheriff, Barbara Neese, Bobby Sheriff, Dewey Sheriff, Rudene Burnett, and Mae Blakley.  He was a self employed contractor and carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Lackey Sheriff, son James Stanley Woodall, Carnesville; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Harold Henderson, Carnesville; brother Bruce Sheriff, Lavonia, GA; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday afternoon at 2pm at B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jerome Hill. Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens North.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family is at the home.  They will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8pm at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to



  1. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in God and find continuing strength and peace in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  2. Teresa Segars Mitchell
    October 27, 2016 - 10:06 am

    Johnny will be missed at the Carlot he would come hangout with my daddy Douglas.I always enjoyed talking with him.Prayers for his family.

  3. Connie Smith Tabor
    October 26, 2016 - 8:58 am

    Johnny “LJ” Sheriff will be missed by many. He was a fine man, a loyal cousin, and very helpful to all. He had a fun sense of humor, and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. I especially listened and learned from his garden tips. He was one of my favorites and my dad’s “best buddy”and friend!

    All our love,

    Connie Smith Tabor
    Carl Smith

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