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New Haven mayor dies

New Haven Mayor Bob Johnson (Source: New Haven, KY Facebook page) New Haven Mayor Bob Johnson (Source: New Haven, KY Facebook page)

NEW HAVEN, KY (WAVE) - New Haven Mayor Clarence Roberts Johnson, better known as Bobby, died Thursday morning at the age of 71.

Johnson, who had been mayor since 2011, was born and raised in New Haven, a town with about 850 residents. Before becoming mayor, Johnson served as police chief for 19 years. He also served on the city council and volunteered as a firefighter.

A funeral service for Johnson will be held on Saturday Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven, with the Rev. Troy Overton officiating. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9–10:30 a.m. at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven.

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