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Nellie C. (Smith) Johnston

November 2, 1920 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 101)

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JOHNSTON, Nellie C., age 101 of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Johnston was born November 2, 1920, in Slocomb, Alabama to Byron and Ethel Smith and moved to Brooksville 50 years ago from Lakeland, Florida.  She was a homemaker and was a life member and served for almost 50 years as Post Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Women’s Auxiliary, Lakeland, Florida and she was Protestant by faith.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zell Johnston, sons, Teddy L. Johnston & Fred Z. Johnston and sisters, Mildred Merritt & Sarah Hayes.
 
Survivors include her son:  George Allen Hayes of Spring Hill, Florida; sisters:  Jean Sheiver of Columbus, Ohio and Lee Waters of Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren:  Teddy and Debbie Johnston, as well as many great grandchildren.
 
Visitation for friends will be 9 – 11am, Monday, November 22, 2021, at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel where funeral services will begin at 11:00am with Pastor Greg Freeze officiating.  Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
 
ARRANGEMENTS BY
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA
(352) 796-6699
“Family Owned & Operated”
www.merrittfuneral.com
 
 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 22, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Merritt Funeral Home - Brooksville Chapel
2 South Lemon Avenue
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Funeral Service
Monday
November 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Merritt Funeral Home - Brooksville Chapel
2 South Lemon Avenue
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Interment following funeral service
Monday
November 22, 2021

Florida National Cemetery
6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, Florida 33513

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