James "Butch" Newton Johnston

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A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. James "Butch" Newton Johnston, 71, of Anniston, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Mack Amis and Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Mr. Johnston passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. Mr. Johnston was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was retired from Anniston Army Depot. During his time at Anniston Army Depot, he served in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He also served in various other locations in the United States and around the world. He was a member of the Calhoun County Bee Association and Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Benitez Johnston; sons, Jeff Johnston and his wife, Jessica, Jason Johnston and his wife, Angela, and Jonathan Johnston and his wife, Tiffany; grandchildren, Katheryn, Meagan, Jordan, Brandon, Jacob, Jimmy, Wesley, Coleton, Austin, Nicholas, and Katelyn; his mother, Olean Scherer; and a niece, Laura. He is preceded in death by his father, Burnett Johnston; step-father, Leon Scherer; sister, Freddrica Golasz; and a niece, Lisa Golasz. Honorary pallbearers will be William Weiser, David Phillips, Art Lewis, Ed Henderson, Ken Murphy, and Jim Winn. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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620 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 3, 2014
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