Johnnie Ferrel Hutchins 1930-2023


Services for Johnnie Ferrel Hutchins, 93, of Alba were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2023 at Alba Church of Christ, with Walter Ragsdale officiating.

Interment was in Turner Cemetery, Emory.

Mr. Hutchins passed away July 27, 2023 in Sulphur Springs. He was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Rains County to Edward Zachariah “Bud” and Sadie Idelia Hall Hutchins on his parents’ 100-acre homestead. He grew up there and lived the last 50 years on the farm. He did many different things for a living – welder, mechanic, owner of a feed store, truck driver, working on the farm, raising cattle and baling hay. He was a member of the Alba Church of Christ.

Hutchins was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnny Mack Hutchins; granddaughter, Nicolette Hutchins; an infant sister; sisters, Zora Lee McKenzie, Ara Jane Brown, Bonnie Hays Eads, Ola Vee Morgan and Mabel Louise Eads; and brothers, Edward Denton Hutchins and Mack Junior Hutchins.

Survivors include his son, Paul Hutchins and wife Lori of Alba; daughter, Barbara Brown and husband Randy of Mineola; daughter, Debora McCalister of Mineola; daughter-in-law, Lydia Hutchins of Tyler; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.