Dortha D. Johnston

CENTRALIA — Dortha D. (Robertson) Johnston, 89, of Centralia, passed away at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Dortha was born January 21, 1928, in Branch, Arkansas, daughter of Leslie I. Robertson and Holly Lometta (Boling) Robertson. She married Gerald “Jerry” Junior Johnston on March 14, 1947, at Central City Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2002.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda K. Weible of Centralia and a son, Gerald “Gary” Johnston and wife Leigh Ann of Denver, North Carolina; three grandchildren: Traci Leigh Johnston, Leslie Ann (Johnston) Stroupe and husband Matthew, and Megan Passmore and husband Dustin all of Denver, North Carolina; six great-grandchildren; special niece, Pat (Robertson) Hart and husband Roy of Centralia; special friends: Helen Uhls and Shirley Parkinson both of Centralia; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Leslie and Lometta, husband: Jerry, and a son: David W. Johnston.

Dortha’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.

Funeral Services for Dortha Johnston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central City Baptist Church Building Fund and the Donor’s Choice and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the Johnston Family with arrangements.

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