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Royce Lavonne Johnston

August 29, 1941 ~ November 6, 2019 (age 78)


Royce Lavonne Johnston, 78, of Paragould, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was born August 29, 1941, to Benny and Arvell Johnston. Royce loved bluegrass music and was a member of the Shady Hill Bluegrass fan club. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Royce was an avid hunter and a very talented guitarist. He was a resident at Belle Meade.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Johnston; brother, Leon Johnston; and son in law, Steve Stevenson.

Survivors include his stepdaughters, Linda (Lonnie) Laws, Reba Stevenson; sister and brother in law, Betty and Randall Brittingham; grandchildren, Christie Retherford, Jeremy Hill, Olivia Clark, Joshua Laws; and great-grandchildren, Shannon Retherford, Ashton Hood, Analeigh Laws, Ripleigh Laws, and Zackary Breckenridge.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Greene County Memorial Gardens with David Stallings officiating.


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Graveside Service
November 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Greene County Memorial Gardens
Highway 135 North
Paragould, AR 72450

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