Gaynell Johnston


Funeral services for Mrs. Gaynell Johnston, age 82 of Bankston, were held Friday, March 22, 2024  from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New River Baptist Church Cemetery.  She died Sunday, March 17,  at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dale Johnston; daughter, Lydia Smallwood; parents, Verris and Emily Lowery Sawyer; and brothers, James Thomas Sawyer Sr. and Hubert Terry Sawyer.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Mike Smallwood; granddaughter, Chyle Smallwood (Seth);  grandson, Michael McWood (Leanna); and brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Joyce Johnston.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

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