Sylvester councilman dies from COVID-19 complications

Sylvester councilman dies from COVID-19 complications

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - Sylvester City Councilman Larry Johnson died Friday in Tifton from COVID-19 complications.

Johnson was escorted back from Tifton around 7 Friday evening by Worth County Sheriff Don Whitaker and Sylvester police.

Johnson was 62-years-old and had served on the city council since 1994, according to City Manager Autron Hayes.

His widow, Tangela, said Johnson was suffering from COVID-19 and developed pneumonia. His funeral arrangements are yet to be determined.

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