DOBSON — Ms. Ethel Ann Johnston, 55, of Dobson, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. She was born in Green County, N.Y., on March 2, 1958, to the late John James and Lora Ellen VanWagoner Johnston. She was retired from the Hungry Farmer and of the Christian faith. A loving mother, grandmother, and friend, she leaves to cherish her memory her two sons and daughters-in-law, Davis and Kimberly Johnston of Mount Airy, and Josh and Jeanne Johnston of Pinnacle; three grandchildren, Emma Creed, Brandi Creed and Izabella Johnston; and one sister, Katherine Piccarello of Florida. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Ararat, Va., by the Rev. Arlis Thomas. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ms. Johnston to the Mount Airy Dialysis Center, 1280 Newsome St., Mount Airy, NC 27030. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Mount Airy Dialysis Center and Shores Home Health for their loving and compassionate care.