Johnston, Stella Williams

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Stella Louise Williams Johnston, 100, of Pearisburg, Va. passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 in Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Johnston was born on January 28, 1908 in Roderfield, W.Va. and was a daughter of the late John B. and Sarah Lucas Williams.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Shuler Johnston, one brother, Marshall E. Williams and four sisters, Kathren W. Ritchie, Evangeline W. Whitehead, Evelyn W. Lowery and Nell W. Kohut.

Mrs. Johnston was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, William M. and Vonda B. Johnston, of Hardy, Va.; one daughter, Carol J. Goodson, of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandsons, Brian and Jeff Brady, both of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Chandra J. Bratton and husband, David, of The Woodlands, Texas, Anissa J. Calhoun and husband, Paul, of Roanoke; five great-grandchildren, Randy, Emily and Julie Bratton of The Woodlands, Texas, Tyler and Hanna Jarvis, of Raleigh, N.C.; and one brother, John Daniel Williams, of Pembroke.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with Dr. Fred L. Austin officiating, with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Givens Funeral Home from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday before the service.

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