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Opal G. Johnston

Jefferson City, TN

Opal G. Johnston, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, and Cleveland, Mississippi, died on December 8, 2012, at a nursing home in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She was born on September 27, 1915, near Blue Mountain, Tippah County, Mississippi. Her parent were Arlis Young Griffin and Minnie Delma Hardy griffin, now long since deceased.

In 1934 she married Arthur S. "Johnnie" Johnston, Jr., at Marion, Arkansas. She and he lived in Memphis for many years where he was an operator for Memphis Street Railway and she worked at Union Planters Bank.

They has three children, Peggy Jean Johnston Ross Cook and her husband, Gene, now of Springfield, Virginia; Robert G. Johnston and his wife, Bettye, of Cleveland, Mississippi, and Faye J. Fillers and her husband, Jerry, of Knoxville, Tennessee.

She is survived by nine grandchildren, Robin R. Street, Randall A. Ross, Russell J. Ross, P. Ryan Ross, Arthur S. Johnston, 111, Amy Nell Johnston Tarver, Arlison O. Hall, Ronald Bartlett Osborne, and Lindsey O. Stinnett and 17 great-grand children.

Services will be at Forest Hill South Funeral Home, 2545 East Holmes Road, Memphis, Tennessee at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Visitation will be form 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 9, 2012
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