With a smile on her face and a song in her heart, Janet Johnson Hogan gracefully entered into heaven on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Janet entered this world in Montgomery County, on March 26, one of 5 children born to Marvin and Elizabeth Kellis Johnson. She was a graduate of Candor High School and Wingate College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Janet taught Kindergarten for a few years, but her true love and calling was music, theater and the world of pageantry. Janet’s love for music began at an early age when she and her sisters sang together as The Johnson Sisters. Her love for music carried on throughout her life through playing the piano and directing the choir at her church and directing many community choirs. She grew up in Sardis United Methodist Church and later became a member and Sunday School teacher at Norman United Methodist Church. Janet was an accomplished actress, playing lead roles in numerous Community Theater productions across the state. She was very involved in the Miss North Carolina Pageant organization, serving as a judge, master of ceremonies and an entertainer. She was known for her quick wit and her love for her family and friends. Janet was very civic minded and cared so much for Richmond County and the Town of Norman. She never met a stranger. In fact, wherever she went if she didn’t know someone when she got there, she did by the time she left. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Philip Hogan, a precious granddaughter, Taylor Stewart, her brother Elwood Johnson and sister Iris Bovender. Surviving are her children, Marva Hogan Allen (Mike) of Star, Tonya Hogan of Asheville, Lorrie Hogan Stewart of Ellerbe; grandchildren, Melissa Brown (Nick), Preston Allen and Nick Allen; brother, Garrett Johnson of Candor and sister, Juanita McCallum of Candor. Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Janet’s life at 2pm Friday, March 23, 2018 at Norman United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Wilburn officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved Philip in the Norman Cemetery. In following Janet’s wishes to return to Candor one more time, she will lie in state at Briggs Candor Funeral Home from 4 to 5 pm Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe from 10 to 11 am Friday and at Norman United Methodist Church from Noon until the funeral hour. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall of Norman United Methodist Church from 12:45 to 1:45 pm Friday. A very special thank you is extended to Kenneth Broadway, Dana Little, Annette Wilson, Brittany Arnott, Kim Buckner, Dr. Margaret Noel and the staff of Memory Care of Asheville, Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Center and Brooks-Howell Home for their kind and compassionate care for Janet.