Ralph Harvey Johnson

July 1, 1924February 3, 2014
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Ralph Harvey Johnson, 89, of Rome, GA, died February 3, 2014, in Winthrop Manor from causes related to a severe stroke.

Mr. Johnson, son of Aaron Richmond and Emma Lee Johnson, was born July 1, 1924, in the Texas Valley community of Floyd County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Raymond Griffin Johnson and sister Ruby Nell Johnson Causey.

He was married to Ruth Virginia Thomason who died July 29, 1965. His second wife, Sue Hurley Holland, to whom he was married for 35 years, died December 6, 2002. He is survived by sons, Bennie Richmond Johnson, Rocky Holland and his wife Cheryl, and Randy Holland and his wife Betty, and a special friend Frances Brock. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Chad and Kelley Holland, Holley House and Jackson Holland; Chris and Melissa Poston, Lauren and Christopher Poston; Heather and Shane Crandall, and Megan and Matt Wiley, Avery Wiley.

Ralph served in the Philippines as a Staff Sergeant during WWII and was a member of VFW Post 4911, American Legion Post # 5, and The Elks Lodge # 694. He was a member and past president of the Rome Breakfast Optimist Club and a member of Callier Springs Country Club for more than 50 years. Ralph was a faithful member of Rome First Baptist Church and sang in the sanctuary choir for many years. Before joining First Baptist, Ralph served for many years as Music Director of his home church Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Ralph worked for 50 years in traveling sales in the paper industry and retired from Dillard Paper Company. All will remember him for his love and enjoyment of life with family, friends, music and golf. Mr. Johnson’s memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home in Rome. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 at Daniel’s.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1189, Rome, GA 30162-1189.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2014

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David and Joy Barrett

February 8, 2014

B.J., Rocky and Randy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Pop was the epitome of a Gentleman and his was a life well lived.

Rick, Lynn, Grant, Brian Miller

February 7, 2014

Our family will miss Pop very much!!!We always looked forward to seeing his smile and his happy positive attitude.. He will be greatly missed..

Gail Edmonds Brown

February 7, 2014

I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Ralphs family and friends. We knew him from Pleasant Valley North and we have many warm memories of him and Ruth. May God keep you all in His continuous loving care. The Edmonds Family.

February 6, 2014

My heart goes out to you now and in the coming days.
Karen Wilkerson (Spence)