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Services for fallen firefighter set for Monday

Posted December 6, 2008 10:12 p.m. EST

— Funeral services will be held Monday for a Raleigh firefighter who died from injuries suffered in a wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle.

Andrew Johnson was in the neurological intensive care unit of WakeMed with a severe head injury for more than a day before he was taken off life support on Thursday, authorities said.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. at Powhatan Free Will Baptist Church in Clayton. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can made be made to:

The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Association
2501 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 150,
Raleigh, N.C. 27607

Contributions can also be made on-line.

Johnson was a full-time firefighter with the Raleigh Fire Department and a volunteer with the Archer's Lodge Volunteer Fire Department in Johnston County.

The wreck occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Buffaloe Road in the Archer's Lodge community. Johnson and another firefighter were riding an ATV and collided with a car, authorities said.