Dateline: August 23, 2007

Cleta Inez Johnston, 88, died Saturday, August 18, 2007, in Clarendon.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Johnston was born November 7, 1918, in Henrietta to Joe Harvey and Pauline Murdock Bridges. She married Walter Hunnell Johnston on January 17, 1934, at the First Baptist Church in Wellington. She had been a resident of Naylor Community for 64 years until moving to Clarendon in 1998. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Naylor quilting club and home demonstration club. She attended Lelia Lake Baptist Church and accepted Christ as her savior in 1953 and was baptized by Brother John Denton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon.

Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her husband on May 19, 1998; a son, Charles Kenneth Johnston; her parents; 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include five sons: Billy Ray Johnston and Ernest Neal Johnston both of Clarendon, Redell Johnston of Howardwick, Gary Keith Johnston of Amarillo, and Dan Foster of Little Elm; two daughters, Cleta Wilkerson of Dimmitt, and Pam Mason of Clarendon; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice or First Baptist Church in Clarendon.


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