Mila Key Johnston

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GREENSBORO Mila Key Johnston died May 1, 2013, at Hale County Hospital in Greensboro. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Demopolis with The Rev. Carl Williams of First Baptist Church of Demopolis and the Rev. Phillip White of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Gallion officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Cemetery in Gallion with The Rev. Brooks Barkley conducting the graveside service. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Demopolis and following the graveside service at St. Andrew's Cemetery. Kirk Funeral Homes Greensboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Imogene O'Mary Key.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, John F. Johnston Jr. of Greensboro; her sister, Rebecca Key Wetzel (Richard C. Jr.) of Lancaster, Pa.; her brother, J. Frederick Key of Greensboro; two nephews, Richard C. Wetzel III (Suzanne Spangler) of Glen Allen, Va. and Matthew E. Wetzel of Washington, D.C.; one niece, Mila Rebekah Key of Greensboro; two grandnieces, Olivia Grace Wetzel and Emma Rose Wetzel of Glen Allen, Va.; and two aunts, Daisy O. Collins of Auburn and Joy O. Yeager of Birmingham.

A native of Brilliant, she was a long time resident of Greensboro. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Atlanta University, and Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, she devoted her life to education. She worked with the Alabama State Department of Education and was an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Alabama.

She worshipped at First Baptist Church of Demopolis and was a member of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Mila Key Johnston Scholarship, University of Alabama, Attn: Amy Parton, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35587-0158; Kathleen Mallory Mission Offering at Alabama WMU; the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs; or The College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on May 3, 2013
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