Marion Hughie ‘Cotton’ Johnston

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Funeral Services for Marion Hughie “Cotton” Johnston of Summit are 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. The Rev. Jess Greer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Wendell Johnston Jr., Britt Johnston, Brad Clifton, Josh Bass, Josh Lofton and Marlin Bass. Honorary pallbearers and special friends are Billy Gunther, Nelson Chance, James Dixon and Dunk Wallace. Jones Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Jones Family Funeral Home and continues Thursday at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Johnston, 88, died March 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 25, 1926, in Summit to Hughie Thomas Johnston and Nina Barron Johnston.

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He retired from Illinois Central Railroad where he worked for 39 years as a heavy equipment operator. He loved to do anything outdoors. Mr. Johnston served in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan. He was a member and deacon at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Johnston was a fine Christian, husband, father and friend. He was a neighbor who was always there to lend a helping hand.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, George W. Johnston; two granddaughters, Amber Johnston Flores and Tracy Thornton Miller; two brothers-in-law, John Henry Hall and Willie Hodges.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Mignonne Jackson Johnston of Summit; two sons, Wendell H. Johnston and wife, Sonya, of Summit and Keith Johnston of Robertsdale, Alabama; two daughters, Judy Hall and husband, Kenneth, of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Paulette Clifton and husband, Johnny, of Bogue Chitto; one brother, Curtis W. Johnston of Summit; two sisters, Louise Hodges of Summit and Loretta Hall of Bogue Chitto; one sister-in-law, Mavis Johnston of McComb; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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