Johnston, Ruth Gay

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Ruth Gay Johnston, 85, of Pearisburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, September 7, 2010, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Ms. Johnston was born on July 25, 1925, in Giles County, Va., and was a daughter of the late Edward Brown Johnston and Mabel Parcell Johnston. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Faye Johnston.

Ms. Johnston was a lifelong member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Trigg, Va., a member of the United Methodist Church Women and was a retired school teacher in the Giles County School System. She is survived by one sister, Marie Johnston, of Pearisburg; and several cousins and friends whom she loved dearly.

Funeral Services will be conducted 3 p.m. on Friday, September 10 , 2010, at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Paula Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service from 2 to 3 p.m.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Brackenrich and his nursing staff, Dr. Scott Hayes and the nursing staff at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, to the staff at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek and to the staff at Pulaski Health & Rehab for the exceptional care they gave to Ruth. Also to the Rev. Paula Campbell and the many friends who have prayed, visited, called, sent flowers and cards and their many acts of kindness during this difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 3995 Eggleston Road, Pearisburg, Va. 24134.

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