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Scales & Sons Funeral Home, Funeral Homes, Murfreesboro, TN

National Funeral Directors Association

National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association

Tennessee State Funeral Directors & Morticians Association

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce


James Thurston Johnson



Visitation with the Family:
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January, 10, 2021
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street- Murfreesboro, TN

2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January, 10, 2021
Cherry Grove Cemetery - Murfreesboro, TN

James T. Johnson, affectionately known as "Sonny" or "Papa Thurston" by some, leaves to cherish his memory, devoted wife, Jessie Johnson; daughter, Patrice (Eric) Ramey of Virginia; sons, Terry (Lisa) Johnson of Nashville, Michael (Beverly) Johnson, and Shawn Johnson; stepdaughter, Shirley Johnson; grandchildren, Aerika, Bryce, Kevin, Michelle, and Michael; step-grandchildren, Asia and David; brother, Charles (Bobby Jean) Woods; and a host of cousins and friends.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness, For HIS names sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will 'fear no evil; For full are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my lift; And I will dwell in the house of the
LORD Forever.


In efforts to be in compliance with the regulations of the CDC guidelines, mask are required upon entry of the building and temperatures will be checked at the door. This is for the safety of our community as well as our funeral home staff.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371