April 17, 1926 ~ November 29, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher ~ Juanita Franklin Johnston, 80, of Fletcher, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Memorial Mission Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Canady Thomas and Emma Brooks Franklin. She was also preceded in death by her husband Samuel Ervin “S.E.” Johnston, Jr. and her two brothers. She was a member of Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church, a founding member of Skyland Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, a member of the Buncombe County and North Carolina Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee and Avery’s Creek Home Demonstration Club. Juanita was also an avid bowler. She is survived by four sons; Samuel E. Johnston III and his wife Kathy, William F. Johnston and his wife Nancy, Timothy M. Johnston and Bradley A. Johnston and his wife Susan, all of Fletcher; a daughter, Mary Louise Corn and her husband Michael also of Fletcher; six grandchildren, Wendy D., Samuel E. IV and Matthew C. Johnston, Kimberly J. Cabe, Keith Gilliam and Kelly Laughter; five great grandchildren, Katy, Tyler, Kyle, Kendall and Conan. A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church with the Reverend Warren Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Friday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on 72 Long Shoals Road and at other times will be at the home of the daughter Mary Louise Corn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Attn: Mary Louise Corn, 735 Butler Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.

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  1. Our prayers are with the Johnston family. May you find strength in God’s presence and comfort in His love.

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  2. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. The memories we all have will keep her alive always.
    We love you!
    The Ross Girls

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  3. There will always be a special place in our hearts for Juanita. May peace surround you as the Lord welcomes her home.
    Love from Alice, Shirley & Jennifer

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  4. Sammy and family, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. You will be in our hearts and prayers during this time. Love, Connie, Jack and Alex

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  5. Bradley, Billy and the entire Johnston Family:

    I wish to offer my deepest thoughts and prayers for you right now…. I have come to really respect your family since coming to Farm Bureau and send you all lots of love.

    Lisa M. Beddingfield
    Henderson County Farm Bureau

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  6. To: Mary Louise,Sammy,Billy,Timmy,Bradley and their Families.
    I am very sorry to hear of your Mother passing. She will be missed my many.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
    Harley

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  7. Juanita, Margaret Rhodes and I went
    to WNC, Cullowhee for one year. I
    will always remember Juanita’s laugh, beauty and ability to never be at a loss for words. her personality was like no other.

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  8. Mary Louise,Sammy,Billy,Timmy,Bradley and Families,
    Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your dear Mother. We will always remember Juanita with much love.
    Our love and prayers,
    Julian & Norma Cochrane

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  9. To the Johnston family,

    We are sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts during this time.

    Betty and John Baldwin

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  10. We were so sorry to read of your loss while we are here in Florida. Juanita was a wonderful co-worker and friend at Bruce Drysdale. Coming to the farm was just one of the many highlights of our experience at school.There are many fond memories of our time together.
    David & Omie Sitton

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  11. Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother. She was a very special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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