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Mrs. Edna Forbes Johnston
Registered Nurse

EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Edna Forbes Johnston, 96, of Evans, entered into rest March 4, 2009, at Kentwood in Augusta. She was the beloved wife of the late William Giles Johnston.

Services were held Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Journey Community Church, 4798 Hardy McManus Road in Evans, with Rev. Robert Smith officiating.

Survivors include her daughters: Janice Askew and her husband, Willard, of Thomson, Louise Colvin and her husband, Ron, of Evans; grandchildren: Charles Swint, Jan Phelps and her husband, Steve, Butch Askew and his wife, René, Clayton Colvin and his wife, Adrienne; great-grandchildren: Erin Phelps, Raley Askew, Connor Askew, Abby Colvin, Ansley Colvin and Will Colvin; sister-in-law: Mrs. Claude Forbes (Doris); Nieces: Marcia Lane and Beth Forbes Nelson; nephew: George W. Forbes, Jr.

Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Forbes Lane, and brothers, C. Claude Forbes and George W. Forbes, Sr.

Mrs. Johnston was born in Augusta, and was the daughter of the late Charles Claudius Forbes and the late Bessie Metts Forbes. She was a graduate of Tubman High School, the Barrett School of Nursing Class of 1936 and was a member of the University Hospital Nursing Alumnae. Mrs. Johnston was retired as a Registered Nurse from the University Hospital. She was also a member of Riverside Baptist Church.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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