Originally created 01/20/99

Mr. Johnny Pinkston Sr.



SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Johnny Pinkston Sr., 86, of 507 Martin Luther King Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Sparta, with the Rev. G.R. Dean officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Pinkston, a native of Hancock County, had retired as a saw operator.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Pinkston; six sons, Johnny Pinkston Jr., Johnny Sanders, Benny Sanders and James Sanders, all of Sandersville, Joseph Bridges, Wrightsville, and Alvin Sanders, Warthen; four daughters, Rose Eva Walker and Loretta Wells, both of Sandersville, Betty Pinkston, Bronx, N.Y., and Betty Hodges, Wrightsville; and 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.