Ben Johnson (8-25-17) service 8-27-17

Ben Johnson, of Clifton, was born on July 5, 1929, the son of the late Joe and Mima Jane Prater Johnson. On Dec. 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Anna Sue Butler, who preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 2003.
Ben departed this life on Friday, Aug. 25, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Ben was a self-employed farmer and logger. He enjoyed raising watermelons.
Ben is survived by his daughters, Joyce Bain of Clifton and Carolyn Kelley and husband Scott of Clifton; son, Scotty Johnson and wife Diane of Euharlee, Georgia; sister, Kate Thompson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ben was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Johnson; sisters, Mary Verna Wright, Hazel Cagle and Robbie Johnson; brother, Felix “Buck” Johnson; and a grandchild, Leigh Ann Johnson.
Services were held on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Melinda Lee and Rev. James Fitts officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Savannah.

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