Elsie Catolster Johnson, 51, of Cherokee died July 29, 2010 at Cherokee Hospital. She had been in declining health for an extended period of time. Elsie was a member of the Wolf Clan and was skilled at beadwork and as a basketmaker.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorena Smith and grandmother Margaret Talalah, both of the Piney Grove Community.
Elsie is survived by her daughters, Alfreda hart and Margaret hart, sister Edna Carroll, brother Harry Smith and seven grandchildren all of Cherokee.
The family will receive friends at the Yellowhill Baptist Church at 5pm on Saturday, July 31, 2010 for visitation and a memorial service. The Rev. Bo Parris and Rev. Foreman Bradley will officiate. No other services are planned.
Long House Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.