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Rites held for Roger Johnson



Roger Wayne ‘ Blues Man’ Johnson, 57, of Jenkins, died November 5.

Born in Norton, Va., he was a son of the late Jack Henry and Cynthia Baker Johnson and a brother of the late Joe Hylton, and was a well known country and blues musician.

Surviving are two daughters, Selena Johnson and husband Jake, Burdine, and Joanna O’Brien and husband Steven, Jenkins; two sisters, Barbara Johnson Turnmyre, Jenkins, and Eunice Hylton Clark, Norton, Va.; and two brothers, James ‘Buddy’ Hylton and Jerry Hylton.

Funeral services were held November 10 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in Carter Cemetery.



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