Opal G. Johnston
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Opal G. Johnston, 97, formerly of Memphis, Tenn. and Cleveland, died on Dec. 8, 2012, at a nursing home in Jefferson City, Tenn. She was born on Sept. 28, 1915, near Blue Mountain, Tippah County, Miss.

Her parents were Arlis Young Griffin and Minnie Delma Hardy Griffin, now long since deceased.

In 1934, she married Arthur S. “Johnnie” Johnston, Jr., at Marion, Ark. The couple lived in Memphis for many years where he was an operator for Memphis Street Railway and she worked at Union Planters Bank.

They have three children, Peggy J. Cook and her husband, Gene, now of Gainesville, Va; Robert G. Johnston and his wife, Bettye, of Cleveland; and Faye J. Fillers and her husband, Jerry, of Knoxville, Tenn.

She is survived by nine grandchildren; Robin R. Street, Randall A. Ross, Russell J. Ross, P. Ryan Ross, Arthur S. Johnston, III, Amy Nell Johnston Tarver, Arlison O. Hall, Ronald Bartlett Osborne and Lindsey O. Stinnett; and 17 great-grand children.

Services will be at Forest Hill South Funeral Home, 2545 East Holmes Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38118, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.