Georgia was born March 4, 1921 in Cassville, Mo. to Polly J. “Turner” Patton and Bert C. Patton. Georgia graduated from Cassville High School class of 1939. Georgia married Buel Johnson of Lamar, Colo., on May 14, 1939. They spent the first 10 years of married life in the Arkansas River Valley in Colorado. Georgia and her family moved to Carthage in 1949. Georgia, Buel and their son owned and operated Johnson Body Shop for 25 years. Georgia greatly enjoyed golf, bridge, shopping and traveling. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, The Carthage Woman’s Golf Association, and the M&M Bridge Club. Her greatest joy however came from the time she spent with family and friends. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Buel Johnson in April 1983.
She was preceded by her parents and her brother Jack J. Patton. She is survived by one son Michael B. Johnson of Carthage, two daughters Janie Hutchison and husband Larry of Noblesville, Ind. and Judy Webb and Husband Walter of Carthage, four grandchildren Kim Lobert of Mandeville, LA., Kevin Klingensmith and wife Monica of Joplin, Mo. Lori Johns and husband Wade of Hernando, MS. Shane Hatton of Houston, Tex., nine great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Compassus. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Park Cemetery, Carthage, Mo.. Contributions can be made to Carthage Church of Christ care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.