William was a son of William and Eddie Kerley Johnson. Betty Jean Coffey was a daughter of James Herman (Hum) and Hildred Myrt Church Coffey.
This couple had not been married too long when they died together in an automobile accident.
Their death certificate describes the incident as a collision between an automobile and a truck near Jobs Cabin Twp. in Wilkes Co., NC. The accident caused instant death for both.
James Herman Coffey was a son of John Wesley "Happy John" and Elle Adelaide Henderson Coffey. Hildred was the daughter of Joseph Commodore and Nora Rebecca Hollifield Church.