THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Riley M. Johnson, 73, of Thomson, beloved husband of Mrs. Georgia W. Johnson, died Monday, January 11, 2010, in the Trinity Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the Zoar Methodist Church with Dr. Danny Burnley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was a construction worker and had retired as a mechanic from the McDuffie County Board of Education.
He was a veteran and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Johnson and his brother, Robert Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia W. Johnson, Thomson; four daughters, Laverne P. (Danny) Burnley, Simpsonville S.C., Susan P. (Larry) Swint, Mitchell, Elaine J. (Hal) Keller, Harlem, and Patricia J. (Michael) Kennedy, Thomson; two sisters, Lizzie Mae King, Thomson, and Betty Jean (Barry) Hyman, Cadley; a brother, Leroy (Sally) Johnson, Warrenton; 10 grandchildren, Bryan Burnley, Brooks Burnley, Sherry Swafford, Jennifer George, Rebecca Clark, Matt Swint, Scottie Keller, Anna Keller, Blake Kennedy, and Zachary Kennedy; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were grandsons.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.