Martha Ruth Johnston

April 3, 1930March 15, 2014

Martha Ruth Yancey Johnston, 83 of Phenix City, AL passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Lakeview Memory Gardens with Dr. David Howle officiating., according to Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. Mrs. Johnston was born April 3, 1930 in Huntsville, Alabama ; daughter of the late Clifford L. and Martha Mason Yancey. She was a member of Ladonia Baptist Church and formerly employed with Maxwell Brothers Furniture, The Holiday House and Alabama Wholesale. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Johnston. Survivors include her daughters, Pam Quillian of Ponce Inlet, FL, Jayne Patrick and husband Mike of Columbus, GA, son, Rusty Johnston and wife Vicki of Phenix City, AL, grandchildren, Phillip Lawler and wife Loni of Mira Loma, CA, Wynn Patrick of Columbus, GA, Leslie Lupton and husband Matt of Payton, CO, Chaz Johnston of Phenix City, AL, great grandchildren, Jack Lupton, Luke Lupton, Kylie Lupton, Lexi Lawler and Hunter Lawler. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to the Animal Ark Rescue, 7133 Sacerdote Ln., Columbus, GA 31907. To offer condolences, please visit


  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Felecia McElya

March 22, 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Johnston during her hospital stay. She was a wonderful lady that I will never forget. When we met her it was like we knew each other for years. I miss her greatly.God will take good care of our Angel.

James 4:8

March 20, 2014

Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

March 19, 2014

Our sincere sympathy to Jayne and Mike on the loss of Jayne's Mother.
Jeannine and Carol Pattillo and Family

March 19, 2014

So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Johnston. She was a great neighbor and friend.

Lenita Moss Edwards

Susan Baldwin

March 19, 2014

Pam, Rusty, Jayne and families:

We send our sincerest condolences on the passing of Martha. We know that she will be missed dearly. If we can help in any way, please notify us. May God bless and be with you always.

Gala Slay Johnson
Susan Slay Baldwin