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Walter Harold Johnston

Services for Walter Harold Johnston, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 9, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek.

Visitation is Friday from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Johnston, 84, died Dec. 6, 2006, at Silver Cross Home. Hewas born on July 25, 1922, to Walter Clarence Johnston and DelmaByrd Johnston.

He was a retired carpenter and contractor. He was a U.S. Armyveteran of World War II. He was a devoted son, husband, father and”Poppa.” He was a member of Ramah Baptist Church, where he served50 years as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher, andchoir member. His hobbies were cattle farming, his dog “Princess,”gospel singing and enjoying people.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Dixie Etta Nettles; his son, HaroldWayne Johnston and wife Sissy, of Smithdale; his daughters, JuliaCarol Smith and husband Alton, and Melissa Lofton and husbandRoger, all of Smithdale; his sisters, Martha Hammack and husbandJames W., of Bolton, and Dorothy Lofton Terry and husband C.M., ofBrookhaven; his grandchildren, Misti Hedgepeth and husband Jason,Trudy Cline and fiance Jeremy Pickett, Susann Altman and husbandKyle, Marcie Johnston, Brooks Smith, Kimberly Skates and husbandAlan; his great-grandchildren, Justin, Carlea and Kaylin Cline,Micah Powell, Korben Altman; and a host of nephews and nieces,family and friends.