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Melba Sewell Johnston
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  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
    626 Savannah Hwy.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Bob, we were so sorry to hear about Melba's passing. We really enjoyed the times we spent with the two of you. You & Melba's family are in our...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Genie & Reese Bordelon - NV

“Bob, We are so sorry to learn of Melba's passing. May God's blessings of comfort be upon you and all of Melba's family ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bobby & Betty Lepard - Aiken, SC

“My deepest sympathy in the passing of Melba. She was a priceless gift as she served as Chaplain of the South Carolina Square & Round Dance...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Dawson - Columbia, SC

“We were sorry to hear of Melba's passing. Bob and family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,Anne and Virginia CobleGreenville, SC ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Coble - Greenville, SC

“We were so sorry to hear of Melba's passing. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and family.With deepest sympathy,Anne...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Coble - Greenville, SC

“Melba, will be miss by all that knew her, "May you and your family find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Andeson family - Hialeah

“Jeri, Rob, Bob, and all the family, I was so sorry to hear of aunt Melba's passing. She was such a sweet and fun loving person. I have many wonderful...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bobbie Yarbrough - Thomaston, GA

Melba Sewell Johnston of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of James A. Yarbrough, widow of Ross L. Mathews, wife of Robert G. Johnston entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 10, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 in John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends in the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be held at a later date in Mauk Cemetery, Mauk Georgia. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Melba was born in Thomaston, Georgia, daughter of the late John Sewell and Lizzie McDaniel Sewell. She was a retired Bell South Supervisor. Melba was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Telephone Pioneers of America, several Square Dance Clubs and S.C. Federation of Square and Round Dancers.

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Johnston of Charleston, SC, daughter, Jeri L. Crabb (Wayne) of Loganville, GA, son, J. Robert Yarbrough (Deirdr'e) of Newman, GA; adopted daughter, Connie Anthony; two grandchildren, Jason T. McGuire, Cody J. Yarbrough and great-grandson, Henry T. McGuire.

Memorials may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407.

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Mauk Cemetery, Mauk Georgia