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    Default Uncle Johnny has passed away

    On the book of faces, someone has posted that Uncle Johnny of Erwin passed away the other day....

    in the thread---there was a screenshot from his wife about it as well........


    (just passing it on)..

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    Sorry to hear this, they were both always nice to me and treated me well. RIP

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    RIP. He was kind to me when I met him.

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    Sad to hear that. I always enjoyed my stays at Uncle Johnny's and chatting with him.
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    RIP Johnny, I stayed there in 99. A great guy.

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    Whose facebook page was this on? Trying to confirm this.

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    Never mind...I found it. Sorry.

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    Sad to hear, I spoke to the man several times as I have passed through. He was a kind person
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    Uncle Johnny went out of the way for me several times. He will be missed. He will not be forgotten. I loved all the stuff he packed into the front room including his diving pics of colorful fish.

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    Both Johnny and his wife were very helpful to me as I section hiked that area. RIP Johnny. Doc

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    So sad...that explains why Iíve been getting the answering machine the last few days. Iíve been calling about a shuttle for a section in a few weeks....a true loss to the hiking community....RIP


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    Sad. I went through there NB in an October section hike. I was depleted. Some candy, Gatorade and a break got me back up the mountain, to the next shelter. I remember 2 or 3 guys there out front. One of them had an oxygen machine type device. Maybe him?

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    I stayed there on my 2016 thru hike. He was great as was his manager. The place was comfortable and convenient. I hope his family finds peace in knowing how much comfort he provided to others.

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    Sad to hear about Johnny. I passed though his place on several hikes and was always treated well.
    My condolences to his family. I liked hanging out on the porch and listening to WQUT on the speakers there.

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    Definitely sad news.. When I went through Erwin last year I stayed the night at his hostel, and had the pleasure to meet him. He was super nice and super helpful, as was his wife. RIP Uncle Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    On the book of faces, someone has posted that Uncle Johnny of Erwin passed away the other day....

    in the thread---there was a screenshot from his wife about it as well........


    (just passing it on)..
    Passed through his place in 2001 but wanted a hotel room instead...he loaned me a $20 bill and gave us a ride to a hotel room...didn't even know my name before he hand me then $20...

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    R.I.P Johnny
    my condolences to the family...

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    We will all remember him in our own ways.
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    Sad news. The past couple of years, some famous people of the AT lore have passed on...people I was hoping to meet on my upcoming thru hike (3 years in the making). I guess I'll have to meet them on the other side someday. May they RIP.

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    Yes, he was special in all sorts of ways from the creation and running of such a perfectly located hostel to his treatment of the tired, dirty, and exuberant who arrived at his door. He arranged for a shuttle for me with Miss Janet in 1999 back in her earlier days. Thanks, Johnny.
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